Barnes & Noble book fair November 11-12 for Historical Museum

For immediate release November 3, 2006

 

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Museum and Barnes & Noble are holding their annual book fair this month.

Customers who present book fair vouchers at Barnes & Noble, 4550 University Avenue in West Des Moines on November 11-12, 2006 can have a percentage of their purchase amount donated to the State Historical Museum for educational programming. There is no additional cost to the customer.

Book fair vouchers can be downloaded on-line at www.iowahistory.org and can be picked up at the information desk of the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in the Historic East Village. Book fair vouchers also will be available 11 a.m.-Noon in the Barnes & Noble children’s department during storytime with Maureen Korte.

Barnes & Noble book fairs provide the perfect fundraising opportunity for non-profit arts and literacy organizations. The book fair partnership allows supporters of an organization to assist fundraising efforts by shopping at Barnes & Noble during a designated period using a book fair voucher. Barnes & Noble gives the organization a percentage of net voucher proceeds as indicated below:

  • 10 percent contribution of sales up to $2,000
  • 15 percent contribution of sales from $2,000 to $10,000
  • 20 percent contribution of sales over $10,000

The State Historical Society of Iowa is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Please visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

Click on icons (Acrobat or Word) at left to download vouchers for Barnes and Noble Book Fair

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