Books for Sale

Books for Sale to Benefit The Fendrick Library

Proceeds from the sale of these items are used to further the programs of the library on behalf of the community.  The Mercersburg Library Association, Inc. operates the Fendrick Library and is a non-profit corporation.

Annually, the Fendrick Library holds a Used Book Sale during Mercersburg’s Spring Fest in May and Mercersburg’s Town Fest in September.


Mercersburg In War Times, by James F. Linn Harbaugh.  This book was compiled and reprinted from the Mercersburg Journal by Henry A. Steiger.  It is an historical account of the Civil War as it relates to the citizens of Mercersburg and the surrounding community. 

The cost is $15.00 per copy. The Henry A. Steiger estate has generously donated the proceeds to the Fendrick Library. 

War and Redemption, by David CleutzA tale full of history, valor and grief.  Set during the Civil War and featuring sites in and around Mercersburg, it tells the story of two young men and a girl whose lives become entwined during this violent time in American history. 

The cost is $15.00 per copy. The author has generously donated the proceeds to the Fendrick Library. 

The Fendrick Papers Index is a book created by researcher James Houpt that lists all the names and items found in the collection of genealogical research done by Virginia Shannon Fendrick.  The collection is housed in the Fendrick Library history room. 

The cost of the index is $35.00 each, with all profits going to provide support for the Fendrick Library.

Journey to Gettysburg : One Family’s Civil War, by Robert J. Trout. In the early morning hours of October 10, 1862, Confederate Major J.E.B. Stuart …rode toward Chambersburg…Along the way, the gray troopers passed through the quiet town of Mercersburg…

The cost is $12.95 per copy. The author has generously donated the proceeds to the Fendrick Library. 

You’re Going to Buy This Place, Aren’t You? House with a Long Forgotten Past, by Lawrence Lengel. A fictionalized account of what might have happened when an educated professional woman discovers that the house she just bought in Pennsylvania had once been owned by a slave owner and housed a slave. She attempts, with some success, to find out what happened to the slave and in the process has several problems with the house. She also falls in love. The character, Negro Alexander, the house and the cistern are all real but the story connecting them is fiction.

The cost is $12.95 per copy. The author has generously donated the proceeds to the Fendrick Library. 

Facts and Lore About James Buchanan, complied by Alva Lynch.

The cost is $1.00 per copy. The proceeds have generously been donated to the Fendrick Library. 

Second to No Man but the Commander in Chief, Hugh Mercer: American Patriot, by Micheal Cecere. “In [General Mercer’s] Experience and Judgment you may repose great Confidence.”— George Washington This book seeks to chronicle Mercer’s life and service and in doing so validate the observation of Major James Wilkinson, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, who wrote that: In General Mercer we lost a chief, who for education, experience, talents, disposition, integrity and patriotism, was second to no man but the commander in chief, and was qualified to fill the highest trusts of the country. An appendix with a transcript of Mercer’s Last Will and Testament, maps, a bibliography, and, an index to full-names, places and subjects add to the value of this work.

The cost is $20.00 per copy

Books for Sale to Benefit The Mercersburg Historical Society

Tuscarora Reader, by The Mercersburg Historical Society. A great introduction to the history of our area for children and adults.

The cost is $25.00 per copy payable to The Mercersburg Historical Society.

Books for Sale to Benefit Local Authors

One Small Valley Vol. I 1734-1863, by Alice McFeely Meloy. The first volume of Alice McFeely Meloy’s One Small Valley is a remarkable history that deftly combines the sweep and scale of an epic tale with the intimacy of a conversation between friends. The result is the absorbing story of central Pennsylvania’s Path Valley, so named after the northward route taken by the Tuscarora Indians who were among its first inhabitants. One Small Valley takes the reader from the brief tenure of the region’s native people through the period of the Revolutionary War and the burgeoning prosperity that followed to the disastrous days of the Civil War, when Path Valley balanced on a knife’s edge between North and South.

The cost is $15.95 per copy payable to Alice McFeely Meloy.

One Small Valley Vol. II 1866-1976, by Alice McFeely Meloy.

The concluding volume of Alice McFeely Meloy’s One Small Valley Vol.II follows Path Valley’s men and women through expansion in commerce, education, and medicine when Path Valley also welcomed its first rail service, its first electric lines (and party lines), and its first automobiles. The tumult of the flu epidemic, the hard years of the Great Depression and America’s entry into the many wars that repeatedly punctuated the 20th century also come alive on the pages.
The author brings oral and written historical sources, diaries, letters, and interviews to bear, bringing to life the people, places, and events of central Pennsylvania’s Path Valley.

The cost is $19.95 per copy, payable to Alice McFeely Meloy.

As the Crow Flies: Preface to Gettysburg- -The Enemy is Here!, by Alice McFeely Meloy. An American Civil War Adventure. The civilian side of the war from a young girl’s viewpoint. Can they suffer through the horrors of war to resume their peaceful life on the farm?

The cost is $8.95 per copy, payable to Alice McFeely Meloy.

South of Reason, by Kendi Thompson.

The “sins” of the past from a small southern town plague the dreams of Sawyer McKinley. The fire, the numbing pain and a female voice echo through his mind. Desperate to silence these nightmares, he calls upon the help of Dr. Edmond, a quirky therapist who specializes in past life regression. Through the process, Sawyer realizes he must go back in order to move forward.

Pushing the envelope of his inner psyche, he attempts to free himself from the terror by reliving the events from that exact space and time. He finds himself in the year 1927 in a little town called Abbeville where Sawyer discovers an even darker nightmare…he is not who he seems. He is part of the secret.

The cost is $9.99 per copy, payable to Kendi Thompson.

Year of the Cat: The Thirteenth Realm by Kendi Thompson. It is the beginning of the twenty-first century. Earth is unstable due to the influences of good and evil, and the immortal gods from the Council of Elders and the Brotherhood do not know its fate.

The cost is $9.99 per copy, payable to Kendi Thompson.

Year of the Cat: Warning Signs, by Kendi Thompson. The author was born and raised in Maryland. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a BA in Communications/Journalism.

The cost is $9.99 per copy.

Screams in the Dark, by Carol Exline. Cassie Grandville is searching for answers to the twenty year old mystery of her missing sister.

The cost is $17.00 per copy.

The Dragon’s Horn by Thomas J. Kriner. The Dragon’s Horn is an entertaining tale for all ages that teaches vocabulary, math concepts, and good character traits.

The cost is $12.00 per copy.

Books for Sale to Benefit Friends of Tonoloway

Tonoloway If Its Walls Could Talk, by John W. Mentzer. A documentation of graffiti from the time of the church’s use as a Union hospital in 1862 when Confederate troops were threatening to cross the Potomac River into nearby Hancock, Md. This 140 page book, features signatures and 90 photographs including Union soldiers who were at Hancock.

The cost is $26.00 per copy.

Veterans of the Civil War Vol. I-IV, by John W. Mentzer. Contains many veterans of prominent Fulton County families including: Glenn, Glunt, Gordon, Hamil, Hanks, Hann, Harris, Hege, Hendershot, Hess, Hill, Hockensmith, Hoke, Hoopengardner, Horton, Houck, Jackson, Johnston, Kauffman, Kendall, King and Laidig. These families all had multiple members in the Civil War. Volume I (Abbott-Fulton), Volume II (Garland-Lake), Volume III (Laley-Reese), Volume IV (Richards-Zimmerman).

The cost is $26.00 per volume.

Cyrus Hoffman and Asenath Snider Mentzer: Their Ancestors and Descendents by John W. Mentzer

The cost is $26.00 per copy.

Mellotts of Fulton County. A collection of papers presented at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church August 28, 1994.

The cost is $5.00 per copy.

The Truax Impact on Fulton County. A collection of papers presented at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church in Thompson Township, Fulton County Pennsylvania on September 27, 1998.

The cost is $5.00 per copy.