Meet & Greet with Margaret Gousse

     author of

From Nana's Window

Friday May 25th  from 3:00 - 6:00 pm 

There is so much nature just outside your window. How many birds from this book can you find in your backyard? Learn their sounds and colors. Watching them flit and flutter brings hours of creative storytelling and make-believe fun.

Margaret Gousse grew up in Maine and has a masterís in environmental law and policy. As a young child she attended many nature programs and became an avid equestrian. She has a passion to ensure that animal life and our environment are respected and protected for all to enjoy.


                 MEET & GREET

James Bohn, presents his book

Music in Disney's Animated Features

Saturday, June 2nd  10:00 am - Noon at Letterpress Books



Meet & Greet with Maine author

Lew-Ellyn Hughes with her new book, Maine Stories

June 9th  10:00 am - Noon   

Hughes is the author of 2 non-fiction books on Maine rural life. She also writes the newspaper column, "Away with Words".   She has been published in "Downeast" Magazine, "Discover Maine" Magazine, University of Maine at Machias "Pinnacle", "You and Yours" (Rangeley), "The Maine Woman's Magazine (Portland).

As a storyteller, Hughes writes about love, parenting, grand-parenting, aging, and family (not only being why you are, but why you are the way you are). Lew-Ellyn's love of words and love of history along with her ability to pick out a single fleck of gold from the vast river of moments that flow through a day, she creates humorous, often poignant or insightful stories about Maine and its people.




Abdi Nor Iftin will present his new book, Call Me American

     at the Gray Public Library   Thursday, June 21   6:30



Linda Greenlaw signing her newest mystery, 

                 Bimini Twist

here at Letterpress books  July 3rd, Tuesday evening 6:00 pm

Linda Greenlaw is the author of the bestsellers The Hungry Ocean, All Fishermen are Liars, The Lobster Chronicles, and Recipes from a Small Island, as well as the Jane Bunker mysteries, including Slipknot and Fishermanís Bend. Before becoming a writer, she was the captain of a swordboat, the career that earned her a prominent role in Jungerís book The Perfect Storm and a portrayal in the subsequent film. She now lives on Isle au Haut, Maine, where she captains a lobster boat.


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.


        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.