A Warm-Weather Tradition Dating Back to 2002, Avon Grove Book Barn Readies for Another Summer

Dan Weckerly
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Image via the Chester County Press.

Continuing a tradition that dates back to 2002, the Avon Grove Lions Club has opened the doors of the Avon Grove Book Barn for another warm-weather season, writes Steven Hoffman for the Chester County Press.

The barn is located on the family farm of C.P. Yeatman and Sons mushroom company and will stay open from April through October.

This magnificent bookstore houses sections on fiction, nonfiction, and specialty subjects, as well as an impressive children’s book room. Meanwhile, the back area is home to volumes that are waiting to be cataloged and a supply of donated used medical equipment that is given out free to people in need.

The tradition of giving out books or selling them for pennies started in 2002, said Bob Yeatman.

“We started having it only one weekend per year in the Friends Meeting the first couple years,” he said. “Then, we moved to the barn. It has become our biggest fundraiser in the last 10 years or so.”

The book barn is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and has around 70,000 books available.

Read more about the Avon Grove Book Barn in the Chester County Press.