New poetry by Mike Bove

Saturday Sept 22nd   10:00 am Noon

MEET & GREET with Maine Poet, Mike Bove

               Big Little City 

Paeans to Portland, Maine, with earnest wit, bursts of humor, and deft tenderness. These poems explore those wonders hiding in plain sight: childhood, memory, parenthood, our always personal/always universal joys and pains. - Stankiewicz

Mike was born and raised in Portland where he still lives with his wife and two boys, both of whom attend Portland Public Schools. He is a member of the English Department faculty at Southern Maine Community College and performs in a local cover band, The ProfTones, with other professors. He has served on the PEF board since 2010.


   September 23 - 29, 2018

We have a display of several classics and current bestsellers

which have been challenged in libraries and schools.

See the list and reasons why many books have been banned.

              Make up your own mind.

No censorship here at Letterpress Books!




 Help us celebrate 5 YEARS IN BUSINESS in your neighborhood!

        Cider & Donuts      20% off Sale


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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!        Wed. Oct. 31st

      Come over and show off your cool costumes!

With any purchase    

KIDS:  get a Trick or Treat bag with Books, not candy.

ADULTS: choose an Advance Reading Copy


        Bruce Robert Coffin

Former Portland Police Detective Sergeant
October 30th = anticipated launch of his 3rd Detective Byron mystery!

                    Beyond the Truth   

Signing/Reading at the Windham Public Library

6:00 pm Wednesday, November 14th   

Letterpress Books Evening reading from Beyond the Truth

Thursday, November 15th   6:00 - 8:00 pm


Meet & Greet   Bruce will be signing at Letterpress Books  

       Saturday, December 15th   10:00 am - Noon

His debut novel, Among The Shadows, and his follow-up, Beneath the Depths, the first two novels in the John Byron Mystery Series from HarperCollins Publishers, have been well-received by fans and critics alike. The third novel in the series, Beyond the Truth, scheduled for release on October 30th, is now available for advance purchase in digital format.

His short story Fool Proof was named one of the twenty best mystery stories published in North America during 2015. Fool Proof is included in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Best American Mystery Stories, 2016.

Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland, Maine police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director's Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.

Bruce is a member of International Thriller WritersMystery Writers of AmericaSisters In Crime New England, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. He is also a regular contributor to the Maine Crime Writers Blog and Murder Books Blog.  He lives and writes in Maine.