Book Nook Bonanza rocked my world last summer. So many books! Such good prices! I still have a few purchases scattered on my shelves that I haven’t had time to dive into.
This year, the mega sale presented by the York Hospital Auxiliary is slated for June 22-24. And this year, it’s a new location — the York City Ice Arena, 941 Vander Ave., York.
“We moved because York Suburban School District went to a four day work week, and would not accommodate our sale any longer,” Lisa Oriolo, events specialist for the York Health Foundation, said in an email. “So, we are very excited that the City of York has agreed to host our sale at the ice rink.”
Although the ice rink is about the same size space, all of the books and music items will now be in the same room, providing easier browsing for customers. Oriolo also said there is ample parking at the ice arena. She estimates the sale has 250,000 books, plus media-related items such as CDs, DVDs, albums and artwork.
“It takes us five days to set up, to make sure that all of the books are in categories and really well organized,” Oriolo added.
Here’s the breakdown for hours, prices and admission. Children 12 years and younger are admitted free all weekend.
- 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 22: $5 for adults
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23: $2 for adults; sale closes noon to 1 p.m. for lunch, then reopens for half-price items 1 to 5 p.m.
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24: $1 for adults; all books are $5 per yardstick
I am, unfortunately, out of town for a wedding the entire weekend, and I am BUMMED about it. So if you score any great deals, please let me know so I can live vicariously through you!
And you can bet I’ll be checking out other used book sales this summer, too. Check out our listing of upcoming sales in and around York County.