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Annual Book sale brings readers together in support of Planned Parenthood

10-day sale begins at Earl Warren Showgrounds

Planned Parenthood hosts annual book sale at Earl Warren Showgrounds

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Annual Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale kicks off on Thursday with a reception at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

The 45th annual event is a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood California Central Coast (PPCCC).

It's named in memory of a teacher and one of Planned Parenthoods longest-serving volunteers.

The sale offers 100,000 used books with categories including best-sellers to antiquarian treasures.

Parking is free and admission free during the daytime sale in Warren Hall, located at Las Positas Road and Highway 101.

Debbie Armstrong, Book Sale Co-Chair said, "Our sale is known for its quality, selection, great prices, and organization. We have books for every reader, collector, and dealer, with more books restocked daily".

There is an enormous children's book section with books selling for $1 or $2.

CDs, vinyl albums, DVDs, and travel guides will also be for sale. 

The opening night reception 

Readers who can't wait for the doors to open are welcome to attend a preview reception from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. There is a $25 fee, which includes wine and appetizers.

The rest of the sale runs from September 20-29. Admission and parking are free.

The money raised will help Planned Parenthood California Central Coast provide a wide range of reproductive health care services, including cancer screenings, birth control, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment.

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