Book fair to benefit library, Delmarva authors


St. Martins in the Field Episcopal Church in Selbyville will hold its first annual Book Fair on Saturday, April 19, at the parish hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ron Shackle, chairman of the Evangelism Committee, said the book fair would provide a venue for local Delmarva authors and an opportunity for them to reach out to potential parishioners.

“Local Delmarva authors from Cherokee Books in Dover will be on hand at the fair selling and signing their books,” said Shackle.

They will also have a “Basket of Books” raffle to benefit the Selbyville Public Library. The basket is currently on display at the library.

“The basket contains books from the authors who will be at the book fair. Raffle tickets will be sold at the library with the basket and tickets being brought to the fair on the 19th. At the close of the fair, the winning ticket will be drawn, with the winner getting the Basket of Books. The library will receive all of the monies paid for the raffle tickets,” said Shackle.

Shackle noted that, while they are not an exclusively Christian publisher, Cherokee publishes what he calls “good books.”

“Nothing to do with sex or drugs, or the kind of things you see on the front page of the news,” said Shackle.

Cherokee Books is a small publisher out of Little Creek, near Dover, that publishes several books annually and has a mission of helping writers get published. They have published children’s books, Christmas books, educational, historical and mystery books. They have also published “outdoors” books, books of poems and verse, and religious books.

St. Martins in the Field is located at 75 West Church Street in Selbyville. Their Evangelism Committee is made up of 12 members, all of whom are playing a part in organizing in the Book Fair. For more information, call (302) 436-8921.

For more information on the Cherokee Books and its authors, visit cherokeebooks.com online. For more information on the Selbyville Public Library, visit selbyvillelibrary.org online.