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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@LetterpressBooks.com
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OPEN EVERY DAY!  Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 6 pm   Sunday 10:00 am - 5 pm       

The bookstore will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 7.

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We have signed copies of these terrific books:
Peter Felsenthal wrote the beautifully photographed, New Growth:  Portraits of Six Maine Organic Farms.        
Cathryn Falwell presents: Pond Babies, Rainbow Stew, and Turtle Splash.


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TUESDAY IS SENIOR DISCOUNT DAy                                                                                                                                                          
We know you don’t look or feel 60 but if you have passed this milestone, 
please come in Tuesdays to get your 15% discount on all in-store purchases. 

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Come on over an see these tempting goodies for Easter Baskets!

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                                                                                                   WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS AT 10:30

Come and see our wonderful Children's books!  We have activity books, non-fiction, and a large array of 
books by our Maine authors & illustrators.

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Embassy Row #1: All Fall Down - Ally Carter (Scholastic Press)  This is another fascinating story of teenage life in a US Embassy overseas. Grace again gets herself into trouble, over and over, as she strives to solve the mystery of the scar-faced man she believes to have murdered her mother. Carter keeps us guessing while giving most interesting detail about the properties "owned" by each nation. For me, as an Air Force brat, this is a book that is entertaining while being realistic about the lives of young people living is a foreign land.  - Karen

Lamentation, a medieval mystery by C.J. Sansom  Matthew Shardlake is brought into action when Queen Catherine Parr summons him to the palace to help recover a dangerous manuscript.  The queen has written a confessional book that, if it came to King Henry's attention, could bring her and her sympathizers crashing down. The secret book has vanished; only one page has been recovered, clutched in the hand of a murdered London printer.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James, a novel by Emma Hooper   83-year-old Etta quietly sets out to walk 3,200 kilometers to the coast of Canada for her first view of the ocean. This is her haunting and beautiful memories of her husband, her lifelong friend, Russell, and a loyal coyote named James.

Fear the Darkness, by Becky Masterman    This mystery is truly one of those books that are hard to put down! I continued reading far into the night. Brigid is decent, clever, physically capable despite her age, funny and the language is so appropriate for our time; for example, GK says, "All the people your age (60's) are on Facebook - find him there."  - Karen

The Nightingale, a novel by Kristin Hanna   Filled with sacrifice, betrayal, suspense and courage, this is the tale of two French sisters who are part of the underground Resistance. This is an unforgettable story of the German occupation, near starvation and the struggle to save Jewish children as well as American flyers who are downed behind enemy lines.


Of Things Gone Astray, by Janina Matthewson  Magical realism, people dealing with loss. This is an inexpensive, small hardcover. The characters all lose the physical manifestations of something which of course, turns out to be much more.

We Are Pirates, a novel by Daniel Handler   From the mind behind Lemony Snicket, comes this weird and wondrous tale of a troubled teenage girl, her befuddled parents, an addled old man and of course, pirates!

The Empty Throne, a historical novel by Bernard Cornwall   The 8th of his epic Saxon Tales series brings to life the harrowing and turbulent tale of a nation torn apart by sectarian and religious strife, a political struggle dominated by dynastic rivalries, and the remarkable strength that elevates some characters above their time.

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, by Christopher Scotton   After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky, which is beset by a massive Mountaintop Removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows, plundering  their mountain heritage. 

Decent, a novel, by Tim Johnson   The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, a young family from the plains taking a last summer vacation before their daughter begins college. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom as the ultimate test of her runner’s heart, while her parents hope that so much beauty, so much grandeur, will somehow repair a damaged marriage. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic, as suddenly this family find themselves living the kind of nightmare they’ve only read about in headlines.


The Stranger, by Harlan Coban   The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

The World of Ice & Fire, by George R. R. Martin    This is the comprehensive guide to all things Game of Thrones and beyond. From the pre-history to the coming of the First Men, through the reign of the Targaryen kings and Robert’s Rebellion, this guide—co-written by George R.R. Martin and the immensely knowledgeable founders and keepers of the www.westeros.org site—will tell series readers old and new all they might want to know about the history and culture of Westeros and the lands beyond the Narrow Sea—a tapestry of all new history that George has invented solely for this volume. 

The Whites, by Richard Price, writing as Harry Brandt    Billy Graves, an NYPD detective with a troubled past, is a classic Price character and his investigation of a murder leads him into a dangerous labyrinth, forcing him to confront some ugly truths.  Grim, gutsy and hard to put down!

First Frost, a novel by Sarah Addison Allen   Allen offers this heartwarming, funny and welcome trip back to a family readers have come to love. Ten years after Garden Spells, the Waverly sisters are in love with their husbands & each raising a spirited daughter.



All the Wild That Remains, by David Gessner

Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West. These two great westerners had very different ideas about what it meant to love the land and try to care for it, and they did so in distinctly different styles.

Course Correction, A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX, by Ginny Gilder    In 1974 Ginny stood on Boston’s Charles River where she discovered rowing at a pivotal moment in her life. Having grown up in an era when girls were only beginning to abandon the sidelines as observers & cheerleaders to become competitors. Once at Yale, her assumptions changed overnight in the university’s rowing tanks in the gymnasium’s cavernous basement. From her first strokes she found herself in a new world, training with Olympic rowers and participating in the famous Title IX naked protest, defining the movement for equality in college sports. Short, asthmatic, and stubborn, Gilder made the team against all odds.

Book of Ages - by Jill Lepore,  This is a wonderful biography with data taken from letters between Benjamin Franklin and his sister Jane - highly recommended to our customer who enjoy New England history.

Goddesses Never Age, by Dr. Christiane Northrup   Dr. Northrup's premise is that we have it within ourselves to age gracefully, and to take pleasure in living life. She mixes personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and aging. 

It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War, by Lynsey Addario    Her true story of turning her first love of photography into a career.  She becomes an award-winning photojournalist, traveling at a moment's notice to the front lines of war-torn countries: Afghanistan before and after Taliban control, Iraq, Dafur, Libya, and the Congo. Her photos illustrating Human Rights violations, particularly against women, have been featured in National Geographic, the New York Times, Time and Life magazines. This is a beautifully written, gripping suspense that will keep you turning the pages long into the night.

Leaving Before the Rains Come, a memoir by Alexandra Fuller   Living in the U.S. with her husband & children while her heart and soul remain in Africa, Fuller must handle some tough questions about who she is and where she belongs, as she does with her usual intelligence and wit.

Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn, by Mary Rice-DeFosse & James Myall    As their population grew, religious leaders became community leaders, building a support system and child care as well. The authors explore the challenges and accomplishments of this Franco-American culture.

You Can Say No to Chemo: Know Your Options, Choose for Yourself, by Laura Bond  The most successful approaches from the world’s foremost cancer healers. This book shares the most exciting discoveries made by the author and her mother, Gemma, who visited 60 of the world’s top cancer specialists and healers, She encourages thinking about treatment options in a whole new light.

The Royal Experiment: the Private Life of King George III,  by Janice Hadlow    Against his awful family background—of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal—George fervently pursued a radical domestic dream: he would have a faithful marriage and raise loving, educated, and resilient children. The struggle of King George—along with his wife, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children—to pursue a passion for family will surprise history buffs and delight a broad swath of biography readers and royal watchers. 

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, by Jared Diamond

Jeter - Unfiltered, by Derek Jeter and Christopher Anderson


You Can Say No to Chemo: Know Your Options, Choose for Yourself, by Laura Bond  The most successful approaches from the world’s foremost cancer healers. This book shares the most exciting discoveries made by the author and her mother, Gemma, who visited 60 of the world’s top cancer specialists and healers, She encourages thinking about treatment options in a whole new light.


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Several people have asked, "What does INDIE BOUND mean?"  This refers to independent retail stores. 

When you buy locally more of your money stays in the community. We have jobs for local people. We are 

passionate about what we do. You can take advantage of the unique, specialized items offered for sale, including art, 

cards and books by local people. The "INDIENEXT" display just inside our front door is for those titles read by bookstore staff and 

predicted to be the next Bestsellers - and most often they are!

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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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