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September 20, 2018 (Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines area volunteers are pleased to announce the fall Planned Parenthood Book Sale, set for October 18-22 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

WHAT:           Planned Parenthood Book Sale

WHEN:           Thursday, Oct. 18       3 p.m. – 9 p.m. ($10 admission)

                        Friday, Oct. 19            9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

                        Saturday, Oct. 20       9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

                        Sunday, Oct. 21          9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                        Monday, Oct. 22         9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:         Iowa State Fairgrounds 4-H Building

                        3000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317

The large semi-annual sale, now in its 58th year, features tens of thousands of heavily discounted used and new books, movies, music, artwork, games, puzzles, collectible items, and more. There is a $10 admission charge for opening night, October 18, but all other days of the sale are free to enter.

The Book Sale is made possible by hundreds of volunteers who sort and mark donations, set up the sale, assist shoppers and more. Those interested in volunteering may sign up online at www.DesMoinesBookSale.com. Those who would like to donate books or other items can drop items off anytime at the Jacqueline N. Blank Book Drop, 123 Clark St. in Des Moines.

To date, the Book Sale has raised nearly $11 million to benefit Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s education and outreach programs. Last year, PPHeartland provided 3,089 programs on health, relationships and sexuality education that reached nearly 46,000 Iowa teens and adults.

Learn more about the Book Sale at www.DesMoinesBookSale.com.