Portland Buy Local Scavenger Hunt
for the month of October!
The new Portland Buy Local Scavenger Hunt began on the 1st with enthusiasm from those twenty independent store owners/managers/staff who are participating in the game. They have donated some very fine prizes for those first 15 who win the game. After that we will give a page of six great store coupons and we will have stacks of Advance Reading Copies to give for additional prizes.
Anybody can play this Portland Buy Local game. It's for the whole family! Many people will discover independent stores in our area for the first time, and everybody will win!
STAR WARS READS DAY
Saturday, October 10th
Our new hire showed up work, but he spent a lot of time
reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. [nobody argued with him!)
Come on over for STAR WARS STORYTIME
10:30 am and 1:00 pm
Have your photo taken with Star Wars people.
11:00 Meet Tal Greyheed, a Jedi Master
3:30 pm A Stormtrooper and a Jawa!
Get Star Wars books autographed! Photo Ops Refreshments
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.
NEW RELEASES FOR OCTOBER
The Song of Shadows, by John Connolly
The past and present intertwine in A Song of Shadows, a thrilling tale of secrets and lies in a Maine seaside village, where the ailing Charlie Parker has decamped to recuperate after a near-fatal encounter with a supernatural force. But as he is nursing his wounds, a dead body washes up on the beach. No one knows where it has come from, but the legacy it hides will change the village forever.
The Company She Kept, by Archer Mayor
During the height of a particularly brutal Vermont winter, one morning a woman's body is found hanging high above the interstate. The woman, found with the word "dyke" carved on her chest is quickly determined to be the victim of a brutal murder. That alone is enough to bring in Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team. In the meantime, while the publicity rages on to even greater heights, the police begin to focus intensely on the dead senator's life. One thing they uncover is that she had a fondness for recreational marijuana. In Vermont, however, neither lesbianism nor marijuana use are the stuff of murder. It's up to Gunther and his team to cut through this particular stack of weed to find out not just who, but why?
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson
A catalogue of the wonderful, ridiculous adventures she has, trying to make the good times overshadow the bad. A story of overcoming depression.
The Conquering Tide, by Ian W. Toll
This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific Warthe period between mid-1942 and mid-1944 when parallel Allied counteroffensives north & south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas.
Killing Reagen, by Bill O'Reilly
Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?
The Nature of the Beast, by Louise Penny
Penny's chilling newest mystery keeps you guessing right up to the final pages, and it is based
on a true story! Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From
alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village
of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. But when the boy
disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.
And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets
off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal.
Leads right to the door of an old poet.
Best Boy, a novel by Eli Gottlieb
The controlled life of a middle-aged autistic man takes an abrupt change with the arrivals of a volatile
roommate, a cunning staff member and a beguiling one-eyed girl. Tender and humorous memories
linger after reading this amazing story.
House of Thieves, a novel by Charles Belfoure
Poor George Cross: one by one his pampered, high-society children are drawn into the criminal
underworld of 1886 New York City. The architect struggles under extreme duress and blackmail,
to pay his oldest son's gambling debts by organizing thefts from the homes of his well-to-do clients.
Belfoure's detailed descriptions of the lifestyle place us right in the middle of this comical farce.
Girl Waits With Gun, a novel by Amy Stewart
This is a slice of life story I very much enjoyed - part mystery, part family tale of a woman coming
into her own with persistence and skills that enable her to remain independent. Constance is a clever
survivor who, in trying to protect her daughter and sister from a group of threatening local gangsters,
winds up getting those men arrested and helps yet another woman whose baby was kidnapped. All of
this leads to her opportunity to work as the first female deputy sheriff in 1914 America.
In a Dark, Dark Wood, a novel by Ruth Ware
All the trappings of a good English mystery: approaching storm, isolated farmhouse, a group of strangers
locked in together. But these characters are playfully crafter and do something totally unexpected!
This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, a novel by Jonathan Evison
Recently widowed 78-year-old Harriet, embarks on an Alaskan cruise. As one shocking truth after another is
revealed about her life, readers come to love this woman who is anything but perfect, but whose life is
extraordinary. This story surges with life, humor and compassion.
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A bold investigation into America’s racial history and its contemporary echoes from “the single best writer on the subject of
race in the United States” (New York Observer). Coates writes about fear and its corrosive effects on our culture.
FEATURING BOOKS about & BY MAINE AUTHORS
The Precipice, a Mike Bowditch mystery by Paul Doiron This is the sixth in the Maine game warden series. All of these stories take place around our beautiful state.
French Prize, a novel by James L. NelsonJack Biddlecomb, son of Isaac Biddlecomb, the protagonist of James L. Nelson's popular Revolution at Sea Saga, finds himself taking command of the merchant vesselAbigail bound for Barbados. With the French making prizes of American merchant ships, the Abigail's owner has outfitted the ship with guns and instructed Jack to fight if need be to keep his ship out of French hands. What Jack does not know, though his passengers do, is that he is being used as part of a bigger plot, one that will have repercussions on an international scale.
Enchanted August, a novel by Brenda Bowen This little adventure is set on a coastal Maine island, where four women go to spend a vacation month and find more than they expected. These characters have more depth than the typical "happily ever after" tales.
Lobster Kings, by Alexie Zentner The Kings family has lived on Loosewood Island for three hundred years, blessed with the bounty of the sea. But for the Kings, this blessing comes with a curse: the loss of every firstborn son. Now, Woody Kings, the leader of the island’s lobster fishing community and the family patriarch, teeters on the throne, and Cordelia, the oldest of Woody’s three daughters, stands to inherit the crown. To do so, however, she must defend her island from meth dealers from the mainland while navigating sibling rivalry and the vulnerable nature of her own heart when she falls in love with her sternman.
The Historical Atlas of Maine, from the University of Maine Press
Wright Brothers, by David McCullough
On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright’s Wright Flyer became the
first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of
Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American
story of the two brothers who changed the world.
Negotiator: a memoir, by George Mitchell
Compelling, poignant, enlightening stories from former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell about growing
up in Maine, his years in the Senate, working to bring peace to Northern Ireland and the Middle East, and what
he's learned about the art of negotiation during every stage of his life. It’s a classic story of the American Dream.
The Oregon Trail, A New American Journey, by Rinker Buck
Buck and his brother Nick (famous for driving tourists up & down Maine's Route 1 in his mule-drawn wagon),
travel the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon! This is a story of endurance, brotherhood, and the kindness of strangers.
BRING THE KIDS FOR STORYTIME
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. *^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^ *^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*
Perfect gifts: Original paintings by Kate Winn
+ lovely candles from Chandler & Kemp
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 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