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12th Annual Books Café

books-cafe-2013-06612th Annual Books Café

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 26, 27, 28 and Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2, from 10 from 6 each day.

The 12th Annual Books Café – over 25,000 books, sorted by category and author, for sale at 90% off cover price.  Categories include current and classic fiction, children’s, history, local interest, nature and gardening, science fiction, fantasy, military history, biography, art, music, travel, cooking, and large nautical collection. Meals and snacks available.  Proceeds benefit outreach programs and preservation of the two historic (1721 and 1841) churches of Wye Parish.

St. Luke’s Chapel, Main and Dudley Sts., Queenstown, MD.  410.827.8484.

Contact:  Mary Campbell 410.758.3071

The 11th Annual Books Cafe’ Expands To Two Weekends

100_2671 (2) (400 x 250)Now in its 11th year, the very popular Wye Parish Books Café will extend to two weekends and offer over 25,000 books for sale. Every year people from all over the Eastern Shore and beyond return to take advantage of the wide variety of books – all carefully sorted and offered at 90% off cover price.

Located in St. Luke’s Chapel’s Parish Hall, at Main and Dudley Streets in Queenstown, the Books Café will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1; Saturday, March 2; Sunday, March 3 and Friday, March 8; Saturday, March 9; and Sunday, March 10. Shoppers often come more than once as the shelves and tables of books are constantly restocked.

Dedicated friends and members of Wye Parish gather and sort the books year around in preparation for this annual event. They report that they have been particularly impressed by the range and quality of the books being offered this year.

The Books Café is a place to find books by your favorite author, subjects of interest to you, or to stock up on books for rainy days or vacations. For children, there is a Children’s Room with everything from board books and picture books through easy readers, Newberry winners, popular series and classics. The science fiction and fantasy areas are popular with teen readers. Besides a large selection of current and classic fiction in both hardback and paper back, adults will find sections dedicated to history, including military history; biography; arts and music; nature; cooking; local interest; sailing and boating; gardening; crafts, hobbies and tools and more.

The Café’s traditional Brunswick stew, vegetarian chili, and chicken salad will be available. Drinks, hot dogs and cookies and desserts, including a specialty, Smith Island Cake, will be offered as well. Bring a friend or relative and make your visit to the Books Café a special outing.

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. Dr. Lowell Perry of Queenstown and Jim Campbell of Centreville, co-chairs of the event, are 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.

Books Cafe’ Celebrates 10th Year With More Days and More Books

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.

Longer Hours, Even More Books At the 8th Annual Books Cafe

Responding to the public’s desire for more time to browse and buy books at 90% off their cover prices, the Eighth Annual Books Café is expanding its hours. With more than 10,000 books, sorted and arranged by topic and author, the Books Café will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 7.  The venue for this Eastern Shore event is St. Luke’s Chapel at Main and Dudley Sts. in Queenstown.

Join those who save the first weekend in March for their yearly book shopping.  Paying only one-tenth of the cover price, they stock up on books for rainy days and vacations, to share with friends, or to read or give to children and grandchildren.  Puzzles, games, books on tape, and videos are also available.

While this is a three-day event for book shoppers, it is a year-long activity for Wye Parish. The parishioners who have been working at gathering and sorting books throughout this past year report that they have more books than ever, and that there are wide and wonderful selections of children’s books, military history, cook books, popular and classic fiction, gardening, and biography, not to mention books about the Eastern Shore, sailing, nature, religion, and crafts.

Some book shoppers find themselves making a day of their visit to the Books Café, lingering to enjoy coffee and a snack or hot meal, and to meet and hear a local author.

Eastern Shore native Don Parks will sign his books, Chesapeake Winds and Tides and Chesapeake Splendor on Saturday, March 6 from 10 until noon.  Mr. Parks has lived by the banks of the Chesapeake all his life.  Chesapeake Winds and Trails chronicles his nautical journeys along the rivers and among the islands and communities of the mid-Bay.  The book explores, through interviews, the culture of the people who live along the Bay’s tributaries.  The sequel, Chesapeake Splendor, explores in a similar way the northern reaches of the Bay from Kent Island to the Susquehanna River.  (Mr. Parks’ books are not offered at the 90% discount.)

In addition to Brunswick Stew, Wye Parish’s famous vegetarian chili, hot dogs and chili dogs will be offered to those who want to take time out from their book browsing to sit a while with friends or dive into that great book they just found.  Also available will be sweets and an array of beverages.

The proceeds from the Books Café benefit Wye Parish’s outreach programs.  For more information, call the Parish Office at 410.827.8484.