The very successful Wye Parish Books Café is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by extending its run to 5 days and offering even more books for sale – well over 20,000 – sorted by author and category, at 90% off cover price. Located, as always, in St. Luke’s Chapel’s Parish Hall, at Main and Dudley Streets in Queenstown, the Books Café will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Wednesday, February 29 through Saturday, March 3. On its last day, Sunday, March 4, the Books Café will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Since last March, dedicated friends and members of Wye Parish have been gathering and sorting books in preparation for this special event. It is a book lover’s delight. Every year, new folks discover this remarkable source of books that provide pleasure and appeal to their interests. And every year, many are welcomed back as they return to stock up on books for themselves and their family for those rainy days and vacations. Quite a few shoppers have been known to visit more than once since new books are put out daily.
For children, there is a Children’s Room with everything from board books and picture books through easy readers, Newbery winners and popular series to classics. There’s lots of science fiction and fantasy for teen readers outside the Children’s Room. Besides a large selection of popular and classic fiction, adults will find sections dedicated to history, including military history; biography; arts and crafts; nature; cooking; local interest; sailing and boating; gardening; crafts and tools and more.
Shoppers will be able to take a browsing break and enjoy the Café’s traditional Brunswick stew and Vegetarian Chili. Drinks, hot dogs and cookies and a specialty, Smith Island Cake, will be available as well.
The Books Café is under the auspices of the Vestry of Wye Parish. Its proceeds benefit the outreach programs of its two churches, Old Wye in Wye Mills and St. Luke’s Chapel in Queenstown. Jack and Joan Hennessey of Centreville conceived the idea of the Books Café ten years ago and were its first chairs. For the past several years Dr. Lowell Perry of Queenstown and Jim Campbell of Centreville have chaired the event. They have been assisted by parishioners and friends and aided by the welcome donations of books from people throughout the Mid-Shore.
Call 410-827-8484 for further information.