Need a good book to read during the long winter evenings? Come to the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s second Winter Bookfest. The sale of used books will take place on Thursday, February 16, from 3 p.m. to 8 .p.m.; Friday, February 17, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, February 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Winter Bookfest is a smaller indoor version of the popular summer Bookworm Frolic. It will feature some of the most popular categories sold at the Frolic. These include books for children, fiction, religious books, history, politics, Christian fiction, theological works, books related to Mennonites and Amish, plus many more.
Hardcover books will be sold for $3; paperbacks and children’s small hardbacks will sell for $1.50. New books will be put out each day.
Throughout the sale there will be discounts on select new books in the Society’s Book and Museum Store which will be open during the entire Winter Bookfest.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, author Ken Yoder Reed will give a dramatized monologue as Greenywalt, the main character of his new historical novel, “Both My Sons.” This novel is about the Anabaptists and Scots-Irish who settled the southeastern Pennsylvania region in early to mid-eighteenth century. Reed will speak from the stage in the museum, which is also a reconstructed original eighteenth-century log house, prominent in the story of Both My Sons.