The Book Event
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Crossroad Community Church
20684 State Forest Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
Georgetown, DE - Christian authors from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey will flock to Georgetown for Delaware’s largest Christian book sale: The Book Event. Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship (DCWF) will host The Book Event—now in its second year—at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, Delaware, on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More than twenty authors will attend, including well-known regional writers like Karen Whiting and Terri Gillespie, and local favorites like Candy Abbott, David Michael Smith, Eva Maddox, Betty Kasperski, and Wilma Caraway, winner of the CSPA 2014 Book of the Year Award (gift book category).
Candy Abbott, DCWF’s founder and an award-winning publisher, originally saw the event as an opportunity for people to meet the authors who had contributed to the 2013 Christmas anthology. “But the more we talked about it,” she said, “the clearer it became that we shouldn't limit the event to our own group but open it up to other Christian authors.”
After that, the floodgates opened and a variety of authors signed up. “Books are from all genres, for all age groups: fiction, non-fiction, children's picture books, devotionals, poetry, as well as the Christmas and Advent books,” Abbott said.
Book Event Coordinator Judi Folmsbee said she had a hard time managing all the details of such a large event. But when she saw all the authors chatting with curious readers, Folmsbee knew she would chair it again. Members of the Book Event team worked well together and were unanimous that this should be an annual event.
"This was no ordinary book signing or shopping experience,” Folmsbee said. “It was more like a bonding between authors called by God to write and customers nudged by God to pick out just the right books.”
In keeping with the event’s Christmas theme, shoppers will be given a Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board. Those who complete the game board with author signatures can get $2 off one of DCWF’s Christmas anthologies, including Christmas Faith & Fun, which will be available for the first time.
Book Event shoppers can also participate in a charity project DCWF is calling “The Timothy Tree.” Gift tags, with the first name and last initial of a needy child, man, or woman, will be placed on the tree for customers to choose. They will buy an age-appropriate book from one of the authors, write an encouraging note on the gift card, place the card in the book, and leave in a basket for the Book Event team to distribute.
An activity table with art supplies will be available to entertain children while parents shop. Refreshments will be prepared and served by the Crossroad Community Church kitchen crew.