Book Blast

Book Blast

For the benefit of the bibliophile or beach reader, dedicated volunteers will then sort them 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. York County History Center members receive the first opportunity to purchase books on Thursday, August 11 beginning at 4:00. All members receive an invitation to attend this special sale. Friday, August 12 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. 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. Thank you again for your continued support in making this event such a book blaster.

Event Details

Agricultural and Industrial Museum
217 West Princess Street
York, PA 17401

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16th Annual Book Blast

  • Thursday, August 11 (Members Only) 4p.m. – 7p.m.
  • Friday, August 12 9a.m. – 6p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13 9a.m. – 2p.m. (Buck-a-Bag Day)

Admission: FREE

Upcoming Events

July 30, 2016

Colonial York Day


August 12, 2016

Book Blast


October 16, 2016

History on the Half Shell


The York County History Center inspires the exploration of the history, people and culture of our county, state and nation. As a non-profit organization it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American Story.

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