The Ottumwa Courier

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September 24, 2013

AAUW used book sale Oct. 3-5

OSKALOOSA — The 48th annual AAUW used book sale is fast approaching. It will be held Oct. 3-5 in center court of Penn Central Mall.

Thousands of items, including books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs, tapes, games, puzzles and magazines are included. Sale hours are noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5. Saturday’s sale is a bag sale, when a grocery bag full can be purchased for $5. Books will remain at the mall after the sale closes until 3 p.m. Sunday and will be free.

Donations have been coming to the drop-off location at Share Iowa since last year’s sale, and AAUW members have been sorting them since April. Nonfiction books are sorted by subject matter; fiction by hardback and paperback, mystery, Western, romance and science fiction. There are also many children’s books.

Donations may still be dropped off at the sale site on Oct. 2. Textbooks older than 2000, condensed books, encyclopedias and common magazines are discouraged. For more information, call Dianne Van Gorp at 641-673-7864.

Proceeds from the sale benefit women who receive scholarships from the AAUW Foundation, as well as women at William Penn University. Local projects which promote education and equity for girls and women also benefit. AAUW membership is open to anyone with an AA or higher degree.

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