Calling all Book Lover's to The York Emporium in PA Dutch Country

I have stumbled upon The York Emporium, a diamond in the rough. A secret known only to the locals. It is one of the coolest book stores; it is 19,000 sq ft!  They have a huge selection of used and rare books. They have upwards of 500,000 titles. They also have music, videos, military items, antiques, comics, and other cool odds and ends. It's everything you've ever wanted in a book store and more. Or shall I say Curiosity shop?

This is a book lover's dream. I literally could spend days in there. You name the topic and I am pretty sure there is a book in there about it. Which, I must say is reasonably priced. I have been to many book stores and none even comes close to this one. There is great music, free coffee, and a unique atmosphere. I literally was singing and dancing while I was there. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. They offer off street parking and free Wi-Fi.

Be sure to check out their events.  They have many different events going on all the time.  They have a Sci-Fi day, a horror day, the Guitar Box Festival, various sales, guest authors, movies and much more. They also participate in First Friday York.


  • Literature
  • History
  • Mystery
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Parenting
  • Philosophy
  • Science Fiction
  • Law
  • Religion
  • Medicine
  • Foreign Language
  • Engineering
  • Children's
  • Contemporary Fiction

Contact info for The York Emporium

The address is: 343 W. Market St. York, PA 17401
Phone: (717) 846-2866

Hours are:
Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am-6pm


Directions From Lancaster: Take Route 30 West to York. Proceed to North George Street; turn left at that light. Follow North George Street .25 mile to West Philadelphia Street; turn right at that light. Follow West Philadelphia Street .5 mile to North Penn Street; turn left at that light. Proceed one block to West Market Street; turn left at that light. 343 West Market Street is on the left between Penn Street and Newberry Street. Look for off-street parking lot.

York Emporium Sci-Fi section

So, grab your family and friends, jump in the car and head on over for a visit.  Make sure you tell them Wendy from PA Dutch Travel sent you.

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