ooks, Books, Books: We carry the basics, the best-sellers, and award-wining titles, but focus on books we think you won't find elsewhere. We know that we might be a bit out of the way and want to be worth the trip. These are some of our favorite categories -- but with 5,000-plus titles it's hard to choose!
Travel – We have guidebooks, maps, a rich collection of travel essays, and a particular weakness for unique titles such as City Secrets London, Barcelona: The Great Enchantress, Walks in Hemingway's Paris, and The Great Railroad Bazaar.
Fiction – Contemporary and classic fiction (14 titles for Charles Dickens alone!) with special depth in prizewinners, short stories, foreign authors and new translations.
Children's Books – While board books and paperbacks are ideal for most children’s titles, we try to have a full selection of classics in hardcover editions. You’ll also find many old childhood favorites: as well as many nonfiction titles and beautiful editions of poetry and fairy tales.
Biography & History – We don't know many bookshop owners who aren't passionate about these two subjects. We start with and end with Howard Zinn!
Mysteries – If it's mysterious and foreign, we try to have it: from intrigue in occupied Paris or post-war Spain, to murder in Venice, Amsterdam and Stockholm. And if we don't have your favorite, we’d love to hear about it and include it in our next order.
Maine & New England – Classic Maine titles include books by Kenneth Roberts, Elizabeth Ogilvie and Ruth Moore. We also have recent works by Richard Russo and Linda Greenlaw, and shelves of guidebooks, art books and children's classics.
There are equally wonderful choices in Nature and Pets, Religion and Philosophy, Poetry, Cooking, Art and Architecture, Home and Garden, Reference, Belles Lettres, Psychology and Family, and Music. If we don't have a title, we hope you'll recommend it to us.
Journals, Stationery, Cards and Globes
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Finally, there are objects of intrigue that we just like to have around from time to time – lovely English glass paperweights, vintage animal nodders (Flamingos! Rhinos!), imported chocolates, and old-fashioned rubber erasers with endearing designs. We especially enjoy finding holiday cards and trinkets you won't find everywhere, but are perfect to tuck in with your book selections for unusual gifts.
Special Orders and