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Letterpress Books is a good source of new books and gifts, for you and your family.  
We have a fine array of stationary, handmade journals, puzzles, and greeting cards created by local artists.

Save Money on new books!     Take Advantage of Our Frequent Buyer Program 
                           $10 Store Credit for every $150 spent

Visit our beautiful store at Northgate Plaza in the North Deering community of Portland.

91 Auburn St. Suite K, Portland, ME 04103

Call us at 207-747-4232      mailto: info@Letterpress-Books.com  

Sundays  Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm       Monday - Saturday  9:00 am - 6:00 pm                           

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Kathy Eliscu will be signing her very funny, entertaining book,

Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess

at the Falmouth Memorial Library  Thursday May 5th  6:30 pm

5 Lunt Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105
(207) 781-2351  



Perfect gifts:  Original paintings by local artist, Kate Winn

            Sea Glass mementos by Amanda Pray of North Deering

                    + lovely candles from Portland's own Chandler & Kemp

We also feature beautiful & cheerful greeting cards by several local artists. 

Check our large section of Children's books with old favorites plus educational activity books. 

We feature Maine authors on the Mystery and Fiction shelves. 

And Artist's Coloring Books:  Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Downeast Daydreams, and lots more!


    TUESDAY IS SENIOR DISCOUNT & NEW RELEASE 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. 

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The Atomic Weight of Love, a novel by Elizabeth J. Church 

As America braces for WWII, Meridian falls for an older but brilliant scientist. She abandons her own academic pursuits in ornithology to follow Alden to Los Alamos but their marriage is filled with dashed hopes and compromises. Church examines the sacrifices women make in life and the courage needed for them to soar on their own.

Eligible: a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

This retelling of Pride and Prejudice is cleverly written and wickedly funny. The Bennett sisters have been transported to modern day Cincinnati. Jane is a yoga instructor; Liz, a magazine writer; Lydia & Kitty do nothing but work out; and Mary spends most of her time in her room. A familiar storyline but with extremely funny twists.

Maestra: a novel by L. S. Hilton

Get ready to tear through this hedonistic, refreshing sex-positive thriller that hits all the right notes.  Judith, our amoral heroine, lives in the shallow elegance of the European art world, but she is a razor-sharp critic of bad taste and human softness.

Sleeping Giants, by Sylvain Neuvel

A scientific tale of discovered history: at age 10, Rose falls through a hold in the ground, landing in a large metal hand that was buried. 17 years later, she is on a research team seeking answers to the relic’s source: is it a weapon or simply a mystery waiting to be solved.

Britt-Marie Was Here, a novel by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie is an order-obsessed, cleanliness-loving woman of a certain age. Having left her two-timing husband, she takes a job in a small, depressed town and magic begins to happen! (for those who enjoyed A Man Called Ove)



Alert Major Pettigrew fans!  Now a Bestseller:

The Summer Before the War: a novel by Helen Simonson         

     Like having a box seat at the opera, Simonson takes us to the very heart of wartime Britain, giving us the many ways those stalwart people either prepared or denied any responsibility for protecting the people from the looming threat of Hitler's invasion.

Her varied and realistic characters are so firmly wrought, you will want to either pin medals for their unselfish care and pan-determined kindness, or wring their bloody necks for thoughtless, brutal self-importance.

The Nest, a novel by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeney

“A masterfully constructed, darkly comic, and immensely captivating tale. The desperate and entitled people who populate this novel are messy as hell (they lie, they cheat, they steal, and by God do they ever connive) but somehow I found it impossible not to care about each and every one—and even, over time, to love them. The trick here lies in the storytelling, which is not only clever, but emotionally astute. Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is a real talent, and I am incredibly impressed by this book.”—Elizabeth Gilbert


Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together.

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: a novel by Dominic Smith

     Spanning 3 centuries, this is the story of a female master painter of the Dutch Golden Age, a wealthy New York Patent attorney, and an art history student turned art forger – each one changed by one haunting painting. A wonderful read, beautifully written.




Everybody’s Fool: a novel by Richard Russo

Returning to North Bath, NY, no one writes better about the quirks, petty jealousies, hard times, humor and heartbreak of small-town America. This is good, old-fashioned storytelling at its finest.

New Regional Histories by Duane Robert Pierson

Katie, Maggie and the Marquis de Lafayette

Annie and the Prince of Wales: Portland Maine 1860

NON-FICTION WINNER by Colin Woodard!

American Character : A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good

The author of Pirates of the Republic and American Nations examines the history of and solutions to the key American question: how best to reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free society

The struggle between individual rights and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of nearly every major disagreement in our history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run up to the Civil War to the fights surrounding the agendas of the Federalists, the Progressives, the New Dealers, the civil rights movement, and the Tea Party. In American Character, he traces these two key strands in American politics through the four centuries of the nation’s existence, from the first colonies through the Gilded Age, Great Depression and the present day, and explores how different regions of the country have successfully or disastrously accommodated them. 

One-In-A-Million Boy, by Monica Wood

Despite its themes of loss, love and aging, this is a hopeful novel of friendship based in Portland, Maine. Musician and mostly absent dad, Quin Porter, honors his autistic son's Boy Scout agreement to help the 104-year-old lady. This is an unforgettable tale of family relationships and friendship.

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“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 new bookstore. Word of mouth recommendations for Letterpress helps us to expand & 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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