17th Annual Book Blast
Thousands of Books for Sale
This year celebrates the 17th anniversary of Book Blast. The event will be held at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street, York on August 11 and 12. The Museum will be filled with thousands of donated books in every imaginable category, on sale at bargain prices.
Donated books will be accepted from April 1 until June 30. Please deliver them directly to the Agricultural and Industrial Museum Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 until 4:00. We will accept gently used books on local genealogy and history, collectible books on art, photography, architecture, gently used fiction and non-fiction hardback and paperback books. We will not accept encyclopedias, text books or magazines.
For the benefit of the bibliophile or beach reader, dedicated volunteers will sort the books into categories such as antiques, art, modern fiction, classic literature, cookbooks, biography, and history. Prices will be $2.00 for a hard cover and $1.00 for a paperback. For the local history buff, there will be the individually-priced collectable section that features local history, genealogy and other unique volumes. Volunteers will be available each day to help carry purchases for customers.
York County History Center members receive the first opportunity to purchase books on Thursday, August 10 beginning at 4:00. All members receive an invitation to attend this special sale. Friday, August 11 the doors open to the public from 9:00 until 6:00 and the sale ends with the ever popular Buck-a-Bag on Saturday August 12 from 9:00 – 2:00. Buck-a-Bag is just that, for just $1.00 attendees can fill the provided plastic bags with the general category books. The collectible section with the individually-priced books will be sold at half-price on that day also.
Book Blast benefits the collections, programs, and educational activities of the History Center. Questions: please call Lila Fourhman-Shaull 848-1587 ext. 223 or email at mailto:email@example.com.
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
217 West Princess Street
York, PA 17401
17th Annual Book Blast
- Thursday, August 10 (Members Only) 4p.m. – 7p.m.
- Friday, August 11 9a.m. – 6p.m.
- Saturday, August 12 9a.m. – 2p.m. (Buck-a-Bag Day)