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Welcome Everybody! 

What makes our family-owned bookstore special? We will make book recommendations

 especially for your taste. Books that are fresh and unique.

Distinctive greeting cards and Maine Made gift items. 

Open 7 days a week  Sunday 10:00 am-5:00  Monday - Saturday  9:00 am 6:00 pm  

Now staying open until 7:00 pm on Fridays thru Christmas.

Find us at 91 Auburn St. Suite K, Portland, ME 04103

Call at 207-747-4232  mailto:info@LetterpressBooks.com  



                         10th Anniversary Literacy Fun Day

       At the Windham Primary School   November 5th



    10:00 am                                        10:30                                  11:30


     11:00                              12:30                            12:00 noon

These times are for special15-minute presentations.

All authors available for signing all day  10:00 - 1:00




Offering a new array of paintings by Kate Winn, South Portland artist.

                                 See more on our page: "Art by Kate Winn".


  Digital Audiobooks now available!                                                     

Letterpress Books is partnering with Libro.fm and we are excited to make

these low-priced, convenient Digital Audiobooks available to you here and now!

Listen to your Libro.fm audiobooks anytime, anywhere. 
Download their free app and enjoy great books during your daily commute, workout,
 chores or just relaxing.  Click here to get started:



Here's a code to get 20% of all digital audiobooks until Jan 1, 2017: LETTERPRESS20





Amanda Pray Seaglass mementos

Vintage art by Christina Siravo

Glowing Candles by Portland's own Chandler & Kemp

We have a new batch of  colorful handmade leather journals.

Just received lots of new puzzles, stationary & calendars

plus Artist's coloring books & colored pencils for a nice relaxing gift.


    TUESDAY IS SENIOR DISCOUNT DAY                                                                                               

We know you don't look or feel 60 but if you have passed this milestone, 
come in Tuesdays to get your 15% discount on all in-store purchases.  




The Gentleman of Moscow, News of the World, by Paulette Jilesby Amor Towles        

A new favorite!

War and Peace meets Heloise in this absolutely delightful novel. Written with charm and

grace, the story of Count Rostov�s post-Revolutionary life under house arrest in the Metropol

Hotel, gives us a fascinating view of Russian life, both large and small. As old regimes give

way to new, how much do we fight to hold on to our mores and ideals?  Towles brings a

light touch to a deep subject, making this a novel you do not want to miss.  - Katherine


News of the World, a novel by Paulette Jiles

Jiles captures the flavor of the post-Civil War American West perfectly in this tale built around two

strong characters. Captain Kidd brings news to isolated Texans by giving paid readings drawn from

the East Coast and European news articles. The elderly widower accepts the taxk of returning a ten-

year-old girl to her faraway relatives. She had earlier been captured by the Kiowa and adapted to

their Indian ways. Now her crafty intelligence & surprising skill helps to save them both from attack. 

I do love westerns and recommend this pageturner highly! - Karen



How to Get Run Over By a Truck, by Katie McKenna

McKenna captures your attention with the very first sentence.  I literally could not put the book down,

and I'm a busy lady! This is much more than a memoir because Katie takes us through every step of a personal disaster

but with her fine sense of humor. You will be astonished by what she endured and touched by her family's determination

to do whatever is needed for Katie's survival.  Highly recommended!  - Karen


The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue

In Emma Donoghue's latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to

observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months,

soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life. Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old

Anna O'Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is

sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign,

is hired to keep watch over the girl --a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives.


Wangs vs. the World, by Jade Chang

A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all,

only to lose every last cent�and about the road trip they take across America that binds them

back together. Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who

built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he�s just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now

all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt

to reclaim his family�s ancestral lands�and his pride. Outrageously funny and full of charm,

The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America�and

how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way

money never could.


Leave Me, a novel by Gayle Forman

Every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her highway exit instead of going

home to make dinner, or imagined boarding a train to a place where nobody needs constant

attention � meet Maribeth. A harried working mother, recovering from a heart attack, realizes

her illness is an imposition on her loved ones. She does the unthinkable � packs a bag and

leaves. Far from the demands of family and career, she finds liberating new friendships and

owns up to secrets she has been keeping from herself. A big-hearted novel that asks, �What

happens when a grown woman runs away from home?� 


Razor Girl: a novel by Carl Hiaasen

Our hero, Andrew Yancy, is back in Florida trying to get his job back. Merry Mansfield, master

of the car crash scam, inserts herself into his life with brazen confidence. Hilarious nonstop action

with quirky characters: reality TV stars, redneck kidnappers, mobsters & corrupt developers.


The Last Days of Night, a novel by Graham Moore

A historical legal thriller centered on the key personalities who fought the War of the Currents.

It's John Grisham meets The Alienist in New York, 1888. The miracle of electric light and untold

glory (and untold riches) await the man who can power the nation with this new technology.

Thomas Edison has won the race to the patent office and is now suing his rival, George Westinghouse, for infringement for the unheard of sum of a billion dollars. To defend himself, Westinghouse makes a surprising choice in his attorney: he hires an untested 26-year-old fresh out of Columbia Law School - Paul Cravath. The task facing Cravath is beyond daunting - Edison quickly shows himself an implacable and crafty opponent who will lie, cheat and betray in order to win. Paul, a man of principle, starts making compromises he never imagined. And as he takes great risks, he'll find that everyone is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.



Guinness World Records 2017, contributions by Buzz Aldrin, Chris Hadfield

This new annual is bursting with exciting new records on topics as diverse as black holes, owls and

killer plants. Want to know the highest anyone has traveled on a skateboard, or how fast a raccoon

can ride a bicycle? All your favorite catagories are updated by our team who traveled the globe to

capture images of the most impressive record holders.

New feature: Want to be a record-breaker?  Find challenges for you to attempt in your backyard,

the kitchen or in the gym.


Rise of the Rocket Girls, by Nathalia Holt

In the 1940's and 50's when the new Jet Propulsion Lab needed quick-thinking mathematicians to

calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with

only pencil, paper and math prowess, helped bring about American satellites, rocket design and

solar system exploration. These women broke the boundaries of gender and science.


London: a Travel Guide Through Time, by Dr. Matthew Greene

Guiding us through six extraordinary periods in London�s history: the ages of Shakespeare, medieval

city life, the reign of Victoria and the Blitz. Meet traitors, actors and apothecaries, the mad, bad and

dangerous to know � a thrilling, vibrant history of the world�s liveliest city.


From Darkness to dynasty: the First 40 Years of the New England Patriots, by Jerry Thornton

The wild, zany and forgotten history of the NFL's premier franchise. Love them or hate them, their

accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable. In addition to 4 Super bowl championships, the

Patriots have the best coach in the league, a smart, savvy front office, and a future Hall of Fame

internationally recognized Quarterback. They are the ultimate paradigm of success.




Red Right Hand, by Chris Holm

The hitman with a heart of gold teams up with a headstrong tech whiz to protect a informant
from certain death. If the good guys can't save you, call a bad guy.

When viral video of an explosive terrorist attack on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge reveals
that a Federal witness long thought dead is still alive, the organization he'd agreed to testify against
will stop at nothing to put him in the ground. FBI Special Agent Charlie Thompson is determined to
protect him, but her hands are tied; the FBI's sole priority is catching the terrorists before they strike
again. So Charlie calls the only person on the planet who can keep her witness safe: Michael Hendricks.

Widowmaker, a Maine Game Warden mystery by Paul Doiron

An exhilarating new mystery.  See how Mike's responsibility level increases while maintaining his

humanity, vulnerability and sense of humor, as he works with old friends to track down the killer.

The wonderful addition of Shadow, the "wolfdog" adds much to the book's appeal for our mystery-loving customers.

American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the 
Common Good, by Colin Woodard
Woodard examines the history of and solutions to the key American question of how to
reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free society. The struggle between 
individual rights and the good of the community, from the run up to the Civil War to the 
fights between the Federalists, the Progressives, the New Dealers and the civil rights 
movement, he traces these two key strands through four centuries of American existence.

Among the Shadows, by Bruce Robert Coffin

Fall in Portland, Maine usually arrives as a welcome respite from summer's sweltering temperatures and,

with the tourists gone, a return to normal life usually. But when a retired cop is murdered, things heat up quickly, setting the city on edge.

Detective Sergeant John Byron, a second-generation cop, is tasked with investigating the case at the very moment his life is unraveling. On the outs with his department�s upper echelon, separated from his wife,

and feeling the strong pull of the bottle, Byron remains all business as he tries to solve the murder of one of

their own. And when another ex-Portland PD officer dies under suspicious circumstances, he quickly realizes there is much more to these cases than meets the eye. The closer Byron gets to the truth, the greater the danger for him and his fellow detectives.

Barkskins, a novel by Annie Proulx 

A dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about taking down the world�s forests. Our customers

especially enjoy how Proulx captures the spirit of the people of Northern Maine. In the 17th century two

penniless Frenchmen, Ren� Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord for

three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters�barkskins. Ren� suffers extraordinary 

hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi�kmaw

woman; their descendants live trapped between two cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away

to become a fur trader and sets up a timber business. These are stories of their descendants �their travels

across North America, Europe, China and New Zealand �the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence,

Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. They seize a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern day

characters with possible ecological collapse.


Rangeley Through Time, by Gary Priest

A unique look at this Maine mountain town as it has evolved through the years since its incorporation in 1855. He meticulously documents the history and ownership of the homes and businesses along Route Four from Greenvale to Oquossoc, revealing them as they were in the early twentieth century and comparing them to the same locations over a century later...  Enjoy early photographs from private family archives and other sources, which have never been made public until this time. People who enjoy reading about the past will enjoy seeing how Rangeley looked decades ago.



Pick up Joyce Lovely's book, Ice Cream Gasmasks and God

We enjoyed her display of WWII London Blitz artifacts and shared stories with local survivors!




Letterpress Books Used Book Policy

By popular demand, and in an effort to deepen our inventory, we are now buying gently 

pre-read books. Buying is by appointment only and you can bring one (1) bag or medium-

sized box at a time.  Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

We will need 30 minutes to evaluate your books, checking condition as well as our stock 

levels and sales history, and also generating your credit.   

* See our Used Book Sales Policy page for more information.


�A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.� ― George R.R. Martin

Thanks again for your enthusiastic welcome. Every day our customers tell us they prefer to �BUY LOCAL�,

so thank you for supporting your neighborhood bookstore. Word of mouth recommendations for Letterpress

helps us to expand and continue to serve your community.  Please feel free to browse the shelves

We will be glad to order when you want something special. It�s surprising how quickly these orders arrive at

the bookstore.

We appreciate your business!

Kath, Karen & John Paul






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