Book Blast

17th Annual Book Blast

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


Event Details

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

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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)

Admission: FREE

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17th Annual Book Blast: Historic Walking Tour-August 2, 2017


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