Date(s) - February 4, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


The annual Wye Parish Books Café opens on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 10 am to 6 pm at St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown.  The sale of discounted books and homemade food items will then re-open for the next four Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 6 pm, concluding on February 17 and 18.

As in the past, thousands of books will be offered at  90% off cover or market price including the popular large selection of Fiction, current and classic, hardcover and paperback, plus special sections for Mysteries, Historical Fiction, a larger-than-usual offering of Fantasy & Science Fiction, the popular History section, including an exceptionally wide range of titles in Military History. For younger readers, there is a large and varied collection in and adjacent to the “Young People’s Room” — everything from board books and picture books to easy readers, Newbery winners, popular series, classic stories, nature/science, and teen and YA.  Other Books Café special sections, spaced out around the Hall and in adjoining rooms, include Animals, Art/Music/Film, Biography, CDs/DVDs, Cooking, Home Arts, Humor, Local & Regional, Outdoors, Religion, True Crime, and much more.

With the new extended schedule, re-stocking of books will be done in the intervals between the sale days. Access to the sale may also be available at unscheduled times during the five-week run as people are welcome to come in to browse and buy during the re-stocking when the OPEN flag is flying outside.

The Café section of Books Café will once again provide hot drinks and snacks to sustain browsers, plus take-out and baked goods for home consumption, all at bargain prices.

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.