Shelter House Book Sale

Every March we sponsor a used book sale to support Shelter House. The book sale has become an ecumenical event, thanks to the many congregations, individuals, and the Shelter House Board who help make it possible each year.  Over $27,000 was raised through this event in 2019.

Used books are collected by our member congregations early in February. CDs and DVDs are also welcome, but no magazines, encyclopedias, or textbooks.

Sponsors and Patrons cover the expenses incurred (renting tables, newspaper ads, printing posters, hiring Shelter House clients to move book boxes, etc.). Groups and individuals may sponsor the sale itself, or a category of books (a table), in honor or memory of someone, or anonymously. Sponsorship is $10, Patrons, $20

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks: sorting books prior to the sale, publicizing the sale, helping with set-up and/or clean-up, providing cookies, tending the coffee/cookie area, helping transfer books to storage.

Sponsorship/Patron donations can be sent to Shelter House Administration, 114 East Prentiss Street, Iowa City IA 52240. Tax deductible checks can be made out to Shelter House, with memo designation to “Book Sale”.

Updated 9/17/19