Church to hold book fair April 19

St. Martins in the Field Episcopal Church in Selbyville will be holding its first annual Book Fair on Saturday, April 19, at the parish hall from 1 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.

They will have a “Basket of Books,” which will be displayed in the Selbyville Public Library, with all proceeds going to the library.

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

Delmarva authors expected to be in attendance at the book fair include James Hanna, Norma Welch, Morgan Lee, Ted Ressler, Anee Floyd and Mary Helen Taylor

Shackle noted that, while there are not an exclusively Christian publisher, Cherokee publishes “good books.”

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

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 W. Church Street in Selbyville. For more information, call (302) 436-8921. For more information on the Cherokee Books and its authors, visit online, and for more information on the Selbyville Public Library, visit