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Book Sale

We are postponing the 23rd annual Book Sale, one of our greatest and most accessible fundraisers and community events. We made this cautious decision in keeping with social distancing principles that will “flatten the curve.” We appreciate your continued support of our mission, which will become even more critical in the time ahead.











Check it Out! Our annual Shelter House Book Sale will be held on March 28, 10:30am – 4pm and March 29, 12pm – 4pm at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Bldg. C. We’ll have thousands of gently used books and your favorite music and movies for sale.

ADMISSION IS FREE! But dedicated book worms can purchase $10 Early Entry passes for admission before the general public at 10am.

Prices range from $0.50 – $3.00. We are accepting cash, check, and credit card.


If you have books you’d like to donate, they can be dropped off at Bldg. B at the Fairgrounds starting February 23 from 2pm – 4pm. Donation drop-off will continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10am – 2pm and Sundays from 2pm – 4pm through the week of the sale!


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 of our book sale 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.


Volunteer support is vital to make the sale a great success. We will need many volunteers during the weeks leading up to the sale to help sort and organize all incoming book donations and prepare the space. We will also need volunteers to assist during both dates of the sale.

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