Meet & Greet with Lois Anne Stailing

           author of

Nearaway Places: Driving to a Meal in Maine

Saturday July 21st   10:00 am - Noon  

Introducing some of Maine's most beautiful scenic and historical places to enjoy a meal.

Lois is a Maine native whose love of history and travel led her to seek out unique destinations

and to write this book. She earned a BA in history from the University of Maine.


Saturday, July 28th  10:00 am - Noon


Artists of these fine art books

David Little, a resident of Portland, Maine, has been painting the Maine landscape since 1983, and has always been drawn to rugged Katahdin winderness. He attended Skowhegan School in 1981, and received the Carina House fellowship on Mongegan in 1998. His work has been exhibited at the Blaine House, in the Courthouse Gallery, Bates College Museum of Art and the Farnsworth.

Carl Little is the author of more than a dozen art books, including The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper's New England, and The Art of Dahlov Ipcar. He has also published articles and reviews of art in such magazines as Art in America, Art New England and Down East. He serves as the director of marketing and communication at the Maine Community Foundation and he lives on Mount Desert Island, Maine.


Saturday, August 4th   10:00 - Noon

Meet & Greet with the author of:

Maine Play Book: A Four Season Guide to Fun & Adventure
                      by Jennifer Hazard

Maine Office of Tourism's Family Fun Maker, Jennifer Hazard, is the ultimate family guide to Maine. This adventure guidebook gives parents an insider's perspective of the state through a mother's eyes. Organized by season, each section features local farms, nature preserves and parks, and events and activities for families -- from the rugged coast to the northernmost reaches of the state -- with smart travel tips and color photos along the way.



        Meet Nick Buck at the Gray Public Library

Thursday, August 9th   6:30

His brother Rinker Buck wrote The Oregon Trail, about their adventures in a mule-drawn covered wagon

following the original trail. We enjoyed reading about all the people who helped them along the way

with water for the mules, showers, home-cooked meals, and sometimes a bed!


        Bruce Robert Coffin
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


Meet & Greet   Bruce will be signing at Letterpress Books  

       Saturday, December 15th   10:00 am - Noon

Bruce's 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.