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The Parish Book Store

Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday after the 8 & 10:30 services

Yes, we have our very own book and gift shop!

The Parish Book Store has been serving churches of southern Virginia since 1967. We are non-profit and self-supporting. All proceeds go to Eastern Shore Chapel's Christian Formation programs, seminarians and clergy of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Store mission

Our mission is to stimulate interest in and make available a variety of theological and devotional literature in active support of the Church and its universal mission of Christian education in and through the Diocese.

Special orders

We can special order almost any book for you! Special orders usually arrive in 7 to 10 days and can be shipped to you via USPS. Call us at 757-425-0114 or email us at We accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover.

What's in store!

In addition to huge variety of Christian books for children, youth and adults, here are some trinkets and gifts you'll find when you visit our shop in person at Eastern Shore Chapel:

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Everything Episcopal

We have a wonderful selection of items featuring the Episcopal shield —aprons, tote bags, key chains, hats, t-shirts, even leashes and collars for your pup! These items make terrific gifts for your favorite Episcopalian for any occasion—confirmation, graduation, or birthday.


Snacks & Seasonings

Buy some “Barnacles,” a spicy snack mix with Virginia peanuts, from the Blue Crab Bay Company. as well as packets of Chesapeake Bay Seasoning & dips.


Pocket Tokens

Pocket tokens to carry as a reminder of God's presence in your life or as a special gift for those being baptized or confirmed or facing challenges. We have other gift items as well as cards & books to celebrate, comfort & inspire


Aroma Therapy

We have from the Aroma Therapy Shoppe—bath bombs, lotions, sprays and candles to soothe those nerves.


Stocking Stuffers

Among our treasures are prayer cubes with meal-time graces and night-time prayers, pocket crosses and St. Christopher medals, wall crosses and plaques, prayer beads, key rings, and even collars and leashes for your dog. Come see our full array.



Looking for a gift for someone special? The Parish Book Store has books, of course, but also jewelry. Check out our bracelets, each one unique, and our crosses. We have what you are looking for!


Wall Hangings

We have a beautiful variety of earthenware wall plaques and crosses from Sara Rubin pottery.


Advent Calendars

We have an array of Advent calendars: ones with chocolate, banner-type calendars (especially good for children) & traditional calendars. You can also choose a gingerbread boy or girl from our tree & purchase a book for a child at Mission of the Holy Spirit.


Inspirational Items

Brighten your day with inspirational items such as DaySpring’s “Bread of Life”—366 inspirational Bible verses to inspire & comfort. Come see our other spiritual resources.

The store is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday after the 8 & 10:30 services
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