An annual book sale fundraiser benefitting the Annville Free Library is back in full force this year, after taking 2020 off due to the coronavirus pandemic and appearing in a slightly-reduced form last summer.

The Big Book Sale will be held in the basement of the Annville United Methodist Church from April 27 to 30, with a private kick off sale the evening of Wednesday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. (admission price $5 per adult). The public and free main sale will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

More than 10,000 gently used books will be available, sorted into categories including history, entertainment, gardening, science, biography, and travel. Some rare and collectible books, as well as jigsaw puzzles and DVDs, will also be on sale. A separate room will be devoted to children’s books, some of which will be available for half price.

The book sale helps the library pay for expenses including circulation, equipment, and special programs.

Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. On Saturday, bring your own grocery sized bags and fill them for only $5 per bag.

Annville United Methodist Church is located at 1 North College Avenue in Annville. The handicap accessible entrance to the sale is in the back of the church.

For more information about the sale, Friends’ membership, or how you can donate large quantities of books, call the library at 717-867-1802, visit the website at, or email

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