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History, art, fiction and more at York County Heritage Trust’s “Book Blast 2015” this week


Stop by York County Heritage Trust’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street the next few days for a special 15th edition of the very popular Book Blast.

In addition to the usual great selection of gently used books in all categories—fiction, history, medical, cooking, travel, art, children’s books and many more—this year’s sale features well over 2,000 books from the personal collection of well-known artist and historian Jim Rudisill. The art books alone take up several tables. (See above for a brief overview of Rudisill and his books.)

The festivities will begin with a members-only session from four to seven p.m. on Wednesday August 12. This is one of the benefits of YCHT membership. Staff will be on hand to instantly sign up new members.


The sale continues from nine a.m. to six p.m. Thursday and Friday. Prices on Thursday for most books are $2 for hardcover and $1 for paperbacks and drop to $1 for hardcover and $.50 for paperbacks on Friday. Both days will also feature tables of specially priced collectible volumes of local history and genealogy and “coffee table books.”

There are also bargain tables of slightly more worn books on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but readers can find even more bargains on Saturday, August 15 from nine a.m. to one p.m., when most books are sold for a “buck-a-bag” (bags provided) and the specially priced collectible books are marked down to half price.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on reading material while supporting the organization charged with preserving our significant local heritage.

Just starting to sort at a previous Book Blast
Just starting to sort at a previous Book Blast