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* The bookstore will be closed on Easter Sunday *



March 24th 10:00 am - Noon

Romance Lovers come in to meet Melanie Thurlow 

author of this charming tale:         

 Rose by Another Name 

 Her marriage has been arranged since infancy; her worth decided over a game of cards, Lady Rosalyn Hays has accepted her future. She will marry an unknown duke to protect the reputation of her sisters, but when a year of preparation vanishes in the blink of an eye, Rose flees her gilded cage in search of unrestrained adventure!

About the Author:

Melanie received a Bachelorís degree in Business Management from the University of Maine Augusta in 2014 before deciding to pursue a career in writing. As the seventh of nine children, and an avid storyteller from an early age, Melanie has never lacked for inspiration. She lives in her family country home in Maine.



Sunburn, a mystery by Laura Lippman

Novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals, and cold-blooded murder. One is playing a long game. But which one?

Sometimes I Lie, a novel by Alice Feeney

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can't move. She can't speak. She can't open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn't remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this psychological thriller asks: is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

Chicago, by David Mamet

Mike Hodge, veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, who probably shouldn't have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh should have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge. In Chicago, David Mamet has created a story that roars through the 1920s Windy City's underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion.



The Hush, a novel by John Hart

Johnny Merrimon is ten years removed from the shattering events which killed his twin sister and tore the rest of his family apart. He has since become a prickly recluse, living in self-imposed isolation in the forbidding swampland of Hush Arbor, 6000 acres he alone knows how to traverse. His best friend Jack, now a local attorney, is his only invited guest, and others who attempt to conquer the Hush often meet inexplicably violent ends. The property has belonged to the Merrimons for centuries, but is haunted by the souls of the freed slaves who once lived there, and one of the descendants believes the land is rightfully hers.

Winter Sisters, a novel by Robin Oliveria

After two young sisters vanish in a snowstorm, the whys and hows of their disappearance quickly become a compelling and increasingly complex mystery. Robin Oliveira renders nineteenth-century Albany, New York, with exactitude and vividness, but her novel's ultimate concerns are timeless--suffering and healing, the loyalty to family versus loyalty to justice.

A Long Way from Home, by Peter Carey
This novel circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country as it does about 3 audacious individuals who take part in the infamous 10,000 mile race, the Redex Trial. Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in south eastern Australia. Together they enter the brutal race around the ancient continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. With them is their lanky fair-haired navigator, Willie Bachhuber, a quiz show champion and failed teacher who calls the turns and creeks crossings on a map that will remove them, without warning, from the white Australia they all know so well.

Anatomy of a Miracle, a novel by Jonathan Miles

A priest, a doctor and a reality TV producer walk into a store, as Cameron Harris, a paralyzed soldier inexplicably rises from his wheelchair and walks. The story follows Harris and sundry characters in the aftermath of this miracle. Was it science? Was it devine? Was it a hoax? Miles explores the unexpected consequences of the miraculous.



The Great Alone, a novel by Kristin Hannah

If you enjoyed The Nightingale, you will love this new story of survival of the human spirit. It takes place in the last American frontier of Alaska.  13-year-old Leni  struggles to handle not only grizzlies, wolves and dropping temperatures, but also the demon rages her father suffers resulting from his memories of being a Vietnam POW. Powerful and compelling.

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, a memoir by Maggie OFarrell

There is no victim here and life is to be treasured, but not treated delicately! One of the most mesmerizing memoirs, the breadth and scope of Maggie surviving 17 brushes with death will leave you gasping. Her strong voice is indelible.

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border, by Francisco Cantu

 Haunting, detailed descriptions of immigrants attempting to cross the US-Mexican border. The author explores the desert, the cartels, and the criminalization of people searching for a better life, while not making judgments, but clearly telling the facts.

Rosie Colored Glasses, a novel by Brianna Wolfson

Just as opposites attract they can also cause friction, and no one feels that friction more than Rex and Rosie's daughter, Willow. Rex is serious and unsentimental and tapes checklists of chores on her bedroom door. Rosie is sparkling, enchanting and meets Willow in their treehouse in the middle of the night to feast on candy. After their divorce, Willow finds herself navigating two different worlds. She is clearly under the spell of her exciting, fun-loving mother. But as Rosie's behavior becomes more turbulent, the darker underpinnings of her manic love are revealed. Whimsical, heartbreaking and uplifting, this is a novel about the many ways love can find you.




Enlightenment NOW: the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, by Steven Pinker

An assessment of the human condition in the twenty-first century presents data demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise throughout the world because of the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.  

The Monk of Mokha, by Dave Eggers

The incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped by civil war.
Mokhtar is 24, working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and the central place of Yemen in it. He leaves San Francisco, travelling deep into his homeland to tour terraced farms high in the rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. When war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

Educated: a memoir, by Tara Westover
Breathtaking, heart-wrenching, inspirational--I've never read anything like this. Educated tells the story of a young girl's escape from violence and emotional prison. Her parents found their Mormon congregation too conventional and left to raise their children on a western mountain, refusing them birth certificates or attending school. This is the story of how she grew into herself, earned her PhD from Cambridge University and became a gifted writer. This book would be far less harrowing if it were a novel.

Disappointment River: Finding and Loosing the Northwest Passage, by Brian Castner

A dual historical narrative and travel memoir that transports readers back to the heroic age of North American exploration of a still rugged but increasingly fragile Arctic wilderness. 14 years before Lewis & Clark, Mackenzie set off to cross the continent with a team of voyageurs and Chipewyan guides, to find a trade route to the riches of the East. What he found was a river that he named "Disappointment." Mackenzie died thinking he had failed. He was wrong.

Be transported to a world rarely glimpsed in the media, of tar sands, thawing permafrost, bears, remote indigenous villages and a wide open Arctic Ocean that could become a far-northern route for barges, pipelines and oil money.




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.  


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




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

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