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Find a new favorite at Letterpress Books!                    


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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    MAINE MADE GIFTS 

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!

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    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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Nevada Barr Signing at the Spring Meadow Golf Club

Her newest mystery, Boar Island, takes place in Acadia National Park.

                                      Tuesday May 24th  6:30 pm

Pick up your free tickets at the Gray Public Library or at Letterpress Books


New York Times bestseller Nevada Barr brings National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon to the wild beauty of Acadia National Park

Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon. 

While they try to deal with the fragile state of affairs---and find the person behind the harassment---the three adults decide the best thing to do is to remove Elizabeth from the situation. Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island.



NEW RELEASES FOR APRIL/MAY 2016

                  


LaRose, a novel by Louise Erdrich    

Exploring issues of justice around an accidental death, this powerful storytelling hooks you right from the set-up: a tragic hunting accident, growing enmity between two neighboring families, and the drastic measures taken to restore balance that is as dramatic as the incident that brought it about. Landreaux Iron follows native tradition and offers his own son to the bereaved family.


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  HORROR   The Fireman, a novel by Joe Hill

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)

 


              

HORROR   The Fireman, a novel by Joe Hill   

A pandemic called Dragonscale has infected civilization and threatens to end it. The contagion spreads quickly and people are combusting.  Harper is a nurse struggling to save those who are infected. When she contracts the virus she is rescued by a man known as The Fireman, who takes her to a camp of those who have learned to control the disease.


Alert Major Pettigrew fans!  2nd books is 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.


 

FEATURING BOOKS About & By MAINE AUTHORS



             


The One In A Million Boy, by Monica Wood


This novel is fantastic. Beautiful writing, wonderful characters - the kind you want to be friends with yourself. Just quirky enough and not too sentimental with themes of love, loss and aging. This is a Hopeful novel of friendship based in Portland, Maine.Highly recommended!

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.

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 the American existence.

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives, by Bernd Heinrich  

A captivating account of the beloved author's encounters with individual wild birds. Each chapter focuses on a different bird, going into fascinating detail that will engage the reader immensley.


Rebel's Wrath, a historical novel by Christoper Morin

 

A tale of Private Sherman Jackson, of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, who survived the deadly battle of Gettysburg. At the end of the war, Sherman obeys a summons from his father to return to his home in North Scarborough, and help save the family business, where he finds himself embroiled in town troubles and suspected of unlawful activities. He must use all of his resources to resolve the problems and save himself from destruction.

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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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