‘Secret Delaware’ author talk set Oct. 12

October 8, 2022

The Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books will welcome authors Rachel Kipp and Dan Shortridge for a discussion and signing of their new book, “Secret Delaware: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure,” at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the library. The talk also will be available to view live online via Zoom.

Kipp and Shortridge, authors of “100 Things to Do in Delaware Before You Die,” return to Lewes with their new armchair guide to Delaware history, filled with more than 80 little-known narratives, oddities, attractions and ephemera from the First State's past and present. “Secret Delaware” takes readers from the standing stones that make up the border with Maryland to the site where the United States flag is said to have first flown in battle, with a focus on the fascinating stories found along the way. Learn all about the quarantine station that is now a state park, Delaware’s groundbreaking female astronomer, the lab experiment that led to a small town’s economic boom, the happenstance discovery of an unknown shipwreck, and much more.

Kipp and Shortridge are a husband-and-wife team of veteran Delaware explorers who love the stories and tales of the First State. Authors of several books, they both worked as newspaper reporters covering Delaware from Delmar to Hockessin, and have lived and worked in all three counties.

Registration is required at or the library website, Participants will be asked to select virtual or in-person attendance.

Participants are encouraged to support the authors by purchasing a copy of the book from local independent bookstore Browseabout Books. Each copy will be signed. Orders may be placed online at, by calling the store at 302-226-2665, or in person at 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.


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