"Creating a Destination of Discovery"    

Monday through Thursday open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  

Friday extended hours  9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sundays  10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Give us a call at 207-747-4232     mailto:info@letterpress-books.com

What makes our bookstore special?

      We will make recommendations especially for your taste. 

      Books that are fresh and unique. 

      Distinctive greeting cards & Maine Made gift items in a family-owned store.  

Please feel free to browse the new & used books on our shelves.

We are glad to order books - these come very quickly. Your gift books can be mailed directly.


Maggie wrote the beautiful children's book
        From Nana's Window

She will read and sign her book here at Letterpress Books
on Friday afternoon.  Bring the kids to meet her!

Discount Everything in the bookstore!

We are having a Memorial Weekend!SALE

on Saturday May 26th  



The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciation, By John McCain, Mark Salter

An inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. Written while confronting mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Always the fighter, McCain attacks the nationalism afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents and minces no words in his objections to some of the statements and policies by President Trump. Plus he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the current presidency.

Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier, by Mark Adams

Mark Adams gave me, in spades, what I always hope to find in a book: the chance to effortlessly learn something extraordinary. I was constantly laughing, shaking my head in astonishment, and trying to slow down so I would not finish it too fast. Some of my favorite people show up in this book, from John Muir to John Burroughs, but Adams himself may be the most unforgettable character. -- by Candice Millard, author of Hero of the Empire

Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North, by Adam Weymouth

Enjoy this thrilling 4-month journey by canoe across Alaska in search of the king salmon. The Yukon River is 2,000 miles, the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the US. In this riveting tale of one of the last wild places on earth, Weymouth canoes the river's length, from the Yukon Territory through Alaska to the Bering Sea. The result is a book that shows how even the most remote wilderness is affected by the same forces reshaping our planet.

Every summer, thousands of king salmon migrate the distance of the Yukon to their spawning grounds, where they breed and die, in what is the longest salmon run in the world. For the communities that live along the river, salmon was once the lifeblood of the economy and local culture. But climate change and a globalized economy have altered the balance between man and nature; the health of king salmon is in question, as is the fate of the indigenous people who depend on them. This is extraordinary adventure and nature writing at its most urgent and poetic.

American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family, by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

An emotional memoir by Robert F Kennedy, Jr that looks at the defining moments of his life and explores what it has meant to be an American as well as a Kennedy. This is both a look at life in Camelot and the story of a boy who grew up under curse of both his uncle and father being killed while in public service. At the heart of the story is his long struggle with drug abuse and how he came out the other end of it and built a career in environmental activism.



The Dark Angel, by Elly Griffiths 

In this highly atmospheric mystery, Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson investigate a murder in a medieval Italian town where dark secrets are buried as deep as bones. When archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Dr. Galloway’s help identifying bones found in the tiny hilltop town of Fontana Liri, she jumps at the chance to go, bringing her daughter along for a working vacation. Upon arriving, she begins to hear murmurs of the strong local resistance movement during World War II and senses the townspeople are dancing around a deeply buried secret. But how could that be connected to the ancient remains she’s been studying?

Ruth is just beginning in the dig when she’s thrown off-guard by the appearance of DCI Nelson. And when her findings lead them to a modern-day murder, their holidays are both turned upside down, and they race to find out what darkness is lurking in this picturesque town.

High Season, a novel by Judy Blundell

Wicked summer fun: a story of art, money, celebrity and a woman scorned. No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg; the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year.

Memorial Day weekend, Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls the summer bummer: the family’s annual exodus to make way for renters: Adeline Clay & her stepson. But soon Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthies life: her house, her friends, even her husband (okay, ex-husband, but still). And after her job as the director of a local museum is threatened, Ruthie finally decides to fight back.


Outsider, by Stephen King

An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

The violated corpse of an 11-year-old boy is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of the most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick, very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints & witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. But as horrifying answers begin to emerge, his propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension with unbearable suspense. Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.



Neighbor, a novel by Joseph Souza     Maine Author

Before launching his writing career, Joseph Souzaworked as an intelligence analyst for the Drug Enforcement Agency (Organized Crime Unit) in Washington, D.C. His award-winning short fiction has been published in literary journals throughout the country. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife and two children.This deliciously sinister thriller is a total original. You'll get hooked early on to this addictive page-turner and find yourself reading The Neighborwith the doors double locked & shades drawn.

Noir, a novel by Christopher Moore

A standalone novel set on the mean streets of San Francisco in the aftermath of World War II with dizzy dames and shadowy gangsters. Sammy, this comic revision of Sam Spade, will take you on a silly-thrilly ride through late-1940s San Francisco, and you will be laughing all the way.The master of satire is back with a fun parody of detective fiction that has everything Christopher Moore fans have come to love and expect from his work: humor, fantasy, absurdity, and a cast of outrageous characters you won't soon forget.

A Dogs Way Home, a novel by Bruce Cameron

Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Lucas cannot resist taking Bella home, though dogs are not allowed. Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she does not understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas sneaks Bella into the VA where he works. There she brings joy & comfort where it is needed most.

After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home. But distraught Bella does not plan to wait. With 400 miles of Colorado wilderness between her and her person, she sets off on a seemingly impossible adventure home. A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, this charming tale explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets.



The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, by Kirk W. Johnson

This extraordinary book exposes an international underground that traffics in rare and precious natural resources - feathers, yet was previously unknown to all but a few. A page-turning read you won't soon forget,The Feather Thief tells us as much about our cultural priorities as it does about the true crimes themselves. There's never been anything like it.

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table, biography by Rick Bragg

Presents a food memoir, cookbook, and tribute to the author's mother, sharing classic family recipes, many of them pre-dating the Civil War, and preparation secrets for such traditional fare as short ribs, biscuits, and mashed potatoes.  A beautifully written memoir... For readers who crave soul with their recipes this is a fitting tribute to foodways that are fast escaping. You will learn about Bragg's mother's kitchen, of course, but also about what makes food good, and what role food can play in a family and in a culture. Just thinking about this book is making us hungry.

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, by Ronan Farrow

A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership, by the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. At a time when steely and patient diplomacy is needed more than ever, this scoop-laden book is essential reading for those of us who yearn for peace and American moral leadership on a fractious planet. 


We know you don't look or feel like a Senior, but if you are over 60 years we are now
offering 15% off to seniors on all in-store items every day instead of just Tuesdays!  ********************************************** New Maine Made earrings from Baubles & Beads:

Lovely Tile Coasters by Katie Tuzmen make perfect remembrance gifts.                                                                                                       

Amanda Pray Seaglass Frames are charming mementos

Glowing Candles by Portland's own Chandler & Kemp


 Original Oil Paintings by Kate Winn

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