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59th Book Nook Bonanza taking place this weekend

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

Locals have the chance to pore over hundreds of thousands of books during the Book Nook Bonanza used book fundraiser taking place this weekend.

The three-day event is the largest used book sale on the East Coast, according to organizers, and it will be based out of the York City Ice Arena on Vander Avenue in York City.

Brandon Rohrbaugh of Gettysburg browses a box of books on the floor during the Book Nook Bonanza at the York City Ice Arena Friday, June 23, 2017. He sells them on Amazon. The Book Nook Bonanza is in its 59th year and is the largest used book sale on the East Coast according to organizers. The proceeds this year will benefit the York Hospital Auxiliary's Small Grants Program. Over 200,000 books were on sale during the event which runs 1-5 p.m. Friday; extended hours with weekend pass are 5-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission is $5 for adults, $1 for adolescents 13-18 years old and free for children 12 and younger. Bill Kalina photo

The Book Nook Bonanza — entering its 59th year — benefits the York Hospital Auxiliary, the hospital’s volunteer organization.

This year’s proceeds will be used to fund the Auxiliary Small Grants Program, which helps individuals and programs within WellSpan, according to the health provider’s website.

WellSpan estimates that 250,000 books are sold or donated each year by the York Hospital Auxiliary.

Daily admission is $5 for adults, $1 for adolescents 13-18 years old and free for children 12 and younger. A weekend admission package costs $25 for those 13 and older includes early admission on Friday starting at 1 p.m.

Books in the general area are $2 for hardcover and $1 for paperback. In the children’s book area, books are five for $1.

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On Saturday, all books will be half price, and on Sunday, a yardstick-length of books will cost $5.

Hours: 1-5 p.m. Friday, extended hours with weekend pass; 5-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.