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Tuesday September 27th, 2011 (DES MOINES, IA) – It’s one of the largest book sales in the country, operated solely by volunteers, and this year the Planned Parenthood Fall Book Sale, has more new and used books than ever before. The Book Sale begins Thursday, Sept. 29 and runs through Monday, Oct. 3.
Book lovers can enjoy browsing more than 400,000 books finding everything from collectibles, children’s books, puzzles, magazines, novels, cook books, DVDs, videos, games, CDs, and more.

More than 8,000 shoppers are expected to attend the sale this week, some traveling thousands of miles from all over the country to shop the Planned Parenthood Book Sale. Opening day is a special event as some shoppers save a place in line days in advance to be one of the first through the door!

Money raised from the Book Sale supports Planned Parenthood’s education and outreach programs throughout Iowa and Nebraska. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s education department offers age-appropriate, research-based programs in reproductive health, human development and sexuality education for youth and adults in a variety of settings.
WHAT: Planned Parenthood Fall Book Sale

WHEN: September 29th – October 3rd
Thursday: 4PM – 10PM
Friday: 9AM – 9PM
Saturday: 9AM – 9 PM
Sunday: 9AM – 6PM
Monday: 9AM – 6PM

WHERE: Iowa State Fairgrounds
4-H Building

COST: Opening Night – $10 Admission
All Other Days – FREE

*Media: Please contact PR Manager, Shelby Cloke, in advance if you wish to attend!*


Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served women and men of all ages in the Heartland since the 1930s. Today the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services to residents in Nebraska and Iowa through 28 health centers and three Education and Resource Centers located in Des Moines, Lincoln and Omaha.


Planned Parenthood of the Heartland


Shelby Cloke - Public Relations Manager
(515) 235-0413 or (515)249-6084 
[email protected]


September 27, 2011