The 2024 Wye Parish Books Café, opening earlier in the year than ever, begins a five-weekend run on Friday January 12 and Saturday January 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for its 21st year at St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown. The popular sale of heavily discounted books and homemade food items will re-open on the next four Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., concluding on February 9 and 10.
As in the past, many thousands of carefully sorted books will be offered at 90% off cover or market price. The Café section of Books Café will again provide good food and snacks for on-premises consumption in the cheerful Lunchroom, plus take-out and baked goods for home consumption, all at bargain prices.
The largest sections at Books Café are the alphabetized displays of Fiction, current and classic, hardcover and paperback, with special sections on Mysteries and Historical Fiction. Running a close second in popularity to the Fiction sections is History, covering all periods, with expanded offerings in Military History.
For younger readers, there is a large collection for all ages in the Young People’s Room at the rear of the Main Hall. Next door is the recently introduced Keepers’ Corner, with its highly browsable assortment of “collectibles, old favorites, and oddballs”.
Over a dozen other collections, ranging from Animals to Art, Cooking to Religion, are spaced out around the Hall and in adjoining rooms. This year’s featured special collection is a huge variety of books about Birds of the World.
Sale proceeds support local community outreach organized by the Parish’s Episcopal Church Women. Books Café accepts cash, checks, and the occasional IOU; no credit card sales. Sales to approved dealers are by advance authorization only; any use of barcode scanners inside the premises is strictly prohibited.
For further information on Books Café, call the Wye Parish Office at 410-827-8484.