Thursday, August 16, 2018


First-day-of-school jitters is real, especially if going to a new school.  The Parish Book Store has books, especially for kindergarteners, to allay those jitters.  Welcome to Kindergarten, On the Way to Kindergarten, and First Day Jitters are just some of our titles. We also have guardian angel pins and pocket tokens to put inside that new backpack to remind your student that all will be well.  While you are at the Book Store purchase a bilingual book for our Dos Santos mission. Time is growing short!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


The Parish Book Store’s Book Group will read and discuss Lauren Winner’s  Mudhouse Sabbath:  An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline on September 30 in the Parlor at 11:30.  The book is available now in the Book Store.  Join us!  But do your homework…which of the 11 Jewish spiritual practices Winner writes about do you find relevant to your own life?  We welcome all (even if you don’t do your homework). 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Send your student, first-timer or not, to college with the “right stuff” found at the Parish Book Store. Saint Christopher medals, inspirational and informational books, pocket crosses, and Episcopal flip-flops.  We have books for parents: Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years and The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only.  While you are here, purchase a bilingual book for our Dos Santos ministry.  Books will be delivered to Dos Santos on the Eastern Shore of Virginia mid-August.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Sharon Ely Pearson’s Faithful Celebrations series (Making Time for God in Autumn, Making Time for God from Advent Through Epiphany, Making Time for God in Winter, Making Time for God from Mardi Gras Through Pentecost) provides Christian educators, youth ministers & parents with experiential activities for celebrating secular & sacred seasons of the year. Each contains activities, background information & prayer resources to use in small, intimate or large, multi-generational groups. Get your copy from the Parish Book Store. Beginning in August, we will be open again on Fridays from 9 to 3 & Saturdays from 9 to noon.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Looking for something to inspire, comfort, enlighten? Come peruse our shelves. From Biblical texts, interpretations & explanations to books of daily devotions & spiritual discovery, we have what you are looking for. Among our titles is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, written by a Duke Divinity professor about her battle with cancer & the message of the “Prosperity Gospel.”  While you are here, purchase a book for our Dos Santos mission project. To date 80 books have been purchased! Books will be delivered mid-August.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Send your camper off with supplies from the Parish Book Store:  a guardian angel pin, a pocket cross, note cards (just add a stamp before giving them) and a book.  We have lots of titles from younger campers to older ones:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Scorch Trials, Leif’s Journey, Judy Blume’s Friend or Fiend and many others.  While you are here purchase a bilingual book for Dos Santos children on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


The featured speaker at Shrinemont in the fall will be Lauren Winner, a convert from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, whose books demonstrate the deep bonds between Judaism and Christianity.  The Parish Book Store has Mudhouse Sabbath which presents 11 Jewish spiritual practices to transform the way Christians view the world. While you are at the Book Store be sure to purchase a bilingual book for the children of Dos Santos.