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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
 
Thank you to all our wonderful, satisfied customers
We appreciate the fact that you are telling your family & friends about us.

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

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Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at you favorite indie bookstore from Bar Harbor to Biddeford, Maine! In 2015, independent bookstores all over the country will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day!   We are celebrating from coast to coast!   Refreshments     BUYLOCAL freebies    Special May 2 only discounts!

“Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves.” ― Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books

 Independent bookstores are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your career, your love life, and your passions. They reveal the key to your child’s future! Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It’s encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a stranger steer you toward the perfect book.

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Mother’s Day Author Signing

          Sunday, May 10th from 10:30 am through 1:30 pm

Cathryn Falwell will be here to read and sign her lovely new children’s book, The Nesting Quilt.  

Bring the kids to enjoy her stories and to make Mother’s Day cards! We will have all the simple craft materials on hand.

             

We have signed copies of her other terrific books: 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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                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.

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NEW  RELEASES     -  FICTION

Dream Lover, by Berg

George Sand was a 19th century French novelist known not only for her novels but even more for her scandalous behavior. After leaving her estranged husband, Sand moved to Paris where she wrote, wore men’s clothing, smoked cigars, and had love affairs with famous men and an actress named Marie. In an era of incredible artistic talent, Sand was the most famous female writer of her time. Her lovers and friends included Frederic Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugene Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more.

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.

At the Water's Edge, a novel by Sara Gruen   After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year on New Year’s Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis’s father, a former army Colonel who is already embarrassed by his son’s inability to serve in WWII.Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father’s favor is to succeed in a venture his father very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and he will restore his father’s name and return to his father’s good graces (and pocketbook). Joined by their friend Hank, they make their way to Scotland in the midst of war. Each day the two men go off to hunt the monster, while another monster, Hitler, is devastating Europe. And Maddie, now alone in a foreign country, must begin to figure out who she is and what she wants. The novel tells of Maddie’s social awakening: to the harsh realities of life, to the beauties of nature, to a connection with forces larger than herself, to female friendship, and finally, to love.

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.

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.


           


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. 


      

NEW NON-FICTION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Natural Born Heroes, by Christopher McDougall

The best-selling author of Born to Run travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive & well on the island of Crete. After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past Nazi pursuers, with only their own wits and courage to guide them? 

McDougall makes his way to the island to retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced. On Crete, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero—natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition. All of these skills, McDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets of the world today.

The Great War, by Paul Fussell

World War I changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Drawing from a variety of primary sources--including personal correspondence, newspapers, and literary works--this award-winning landmark study by Paul Fussell, originally published in 1975, changed how we look at World War I. Enhanced with a wide selection of rare and fascinating images, this edition of The Great War and Modern Memory helps us fully grasp the true scope and continuing impact of this catastrophic war.

The Road to Character, by Brook

The fact is that we live in a hypercompetitive meritocracy: colleges and businesses alike reward goal-oriented superstars and those who self-promote are most likely to thrive. This rigorous, culture-wide emphasis on external acheivements can lead to great success but it also fosters shrewdness and a narrow self-focus: a “Big Me” culture. As a result, we may be more capable—but are we better leaders and thinkers?

Beginning with an examination of how our hunger for wealth and status is eroding our ability to create meaningful inner lives, Brooks looks at men and women throughout history whose genuine sense of humility was fundamental to their success. From St. Augustine, Dorothy Day, Eisenhower, and Samuel Johnson, Brooks explores how their inner struggles transformed each of these men and women into high points of moral clarity and intelligence. 

Legends & Lies: The Real West, by Bill O'Reilly    A fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know. All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O'Reilly's "Legends and Lies" docuseries --from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.  Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, "Legends and Lies" is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history.


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.


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.


Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn, by Mary Rice-DeFosse & James Myall    As their population grew in Maine, 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.


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. 


         


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