Shelter House Book Sale

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A book is a gift you can open again and again. Give yourself the gift of action, adventure, mystery, and romance while giving the gift of a brighter future and a place to call home for people experiencing homelessness. Proceeds will benefit Shelter House programs and support services including housing, employment, and mental health that help hundreds of men, women, and children each year to get back on their feet.

The annual Shelter House Book Sale will be held on March 24, 10:30am – 4pm and March 25, 12pm – 4pm at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building C. Gently used books plus music, movies, art and vintage tees will be for sale. The Shelter Coffeehouse featuring Starbucks coffee and pastries will also return.

Dedicated book worms can purchase Early Entry passes for admission to the Book Sale before the general public. Passes are $10 and early entry opens March 24 at 10am.

If you have books you'd like to donate, they can be dropped off at Building B at the Fairgrounds starting February 25 from 1pm-3pm. Donation drop-off will continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10am-2pm and Sundays from 1pm-3pm through the week of the sale.

Contact Barb Peterson at for questions.

Shelter House Book Sale
  • 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE
  • Iowa City, IA 52246
  • March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018
  • Johnson County Fairgrounds
  • Free
  • Recurring daily