Book Blast

Friends Book Blast

Call For Donations

The Friends of the York County History Center are accepting donations for the Friends Book Blast.  The Friends will be accepting books, DVDs, CDs, cassettes and jigsaw puzzles (only complete puzzles please!).  Items should be dropped off at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum starting July 5, 2022.  Hours of operation for the museum are Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  The Agricultural & Industrial Museum is located at 217 West Princess Street. The last day for donations is August 31, 2022. In addition to gently used books, they will accept CDs, DVD’s, cassettes, and complete jigsaw puzzles.  They do not accept encyclopedias, magazines, Readers Digest books, textbooks, manuals, and incomplete volumes.

Thousands of Books for Sale

Join the Friends of the York County History Center for this Blast from the Past!  The Friends Book Blast is one of the area’s largest used book sales. The event will be held at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street, York. The Museum will be filled with thousands of donated books in every imaginable category on sale at bargain prices.  Included in Friends Book Blast this year are DVDs, CDs, cassettes and jigsaw puzzles.

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 movie buffs, and music lovers, DVDs will be priced at $2.00, CDs and cassettes will be $1.00.

Jigsaw puzzles will be priced at $1.00.

York County History Center members receive the first opportunity to purchase books on Thursday, September 29 beginning at 4:00. All York County History Center members receive an invitation to attend this special sale. Friday, September 30 the doors open to the public from 10:00 until 6:00 and the sale ends with the ever-popular Buck-a-Bag on Saturday October 1 from 10:00 – 2:00. Buck-a-Bag is just that, for just $1.00 attendees can fill their grocery bags or our provided plastic bags with the general category books.

Friends Book Blast benefits the activities of the History Center. Questions: please call Becky Cox 717-757-7180 or


Event Details

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

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Friends Book Blast

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022 first day for donations
  • Wednesday, August 31, last day for donations
  • Thursday, September 29, Members Only, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 30, Public Sale, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 1, Buck-a-Bag Day, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m

Admission: FREE

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