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Mon Oct 4, 2021, 03:12 PM

The Planned Parenthood Book Sale starts this Thursday! 60th Anniversary!

https://www.desmoinesbooksale.com/

Did you know? Proceeds from the last Planned Parenthood Book Sale helped Planned Parenthood educators host 2,600 programs that reached 40,500 teens, adults, parents, and families in Iowa!

The impact is incredible—and it’s about more than just numbers. Comprehensive sex education increases healthy relationships, lowers rates of unintended pregnancies, and decreases need for abortion. Sex education changes lives.

You can support this important work THIS WEEK by shopping the Planned Parenthood Book Sale.


October 7-11, 2021
4-H Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
Des Moines, Iowa


OPENING NIGHT Admission: $20 | All Other Days: FREE


Book Sale Hours:

Thursday: 3 – 9 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 50% off sale

Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 75% off sale


The Planned Parenthood Book Sale is one of the largest single charitable events run exclusively by volunteers, not only in the state of Iowa, but in the country. Shoppers come from across the Midwest for bargain prices on thousands of used and collectible books, plus records, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, and artwork.

41,000 sq. feet
–Items for the book sale pack the 41,000 square foot 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fair Grounds.
4 semi trailers
–4 semi trailers transport the books and wares from the Jacqueline N. Blank book drop to the sale.
12,000 customers
–12,000 customers from 37 different states and 139 Iowa towns attended the last book sale.
200,000 books
–800 tables are filled with 200,000 for each sale—and each sale features a completely new inventory!


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Mon Oct 4, 2021, 03:53 PM

1. I've got two boxes of books to donate, and may yet have a third.

I tried to get to the drop off some time ago, and the two blocks of the Clark Street were reduced to rubble. I need to go back soon.

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Mon Oct 4, 2021, 04:42 PM

2. I wish I could go but I have scheduling conflicts.

Of course I don't need anymore books but I love to browse and it's for a great cause.

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Mon Oct 4, 2021, 08:03 PM

3. I've donated far more books to them than I could ever buy.

Several years ago we donated five boxes full. We have another two to donate, and if we go through the shelves there might be another box. I think I’ve only gone to the sale twice.

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