Local Authors Featured at Letterpress Books! 


     

Walking Through History: Portland, Maine on Foot

and    A Maine Town Responds: Cape Elizabeth & South Portland in the Civil War

by Paul J. Ledman

These fine books include plenty of historical data and walking maps numbered with chapter references,

the Underground Railroad markers, and a shaded area showing of the Fire of 1866.

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Maine Author Jean Flahive

Her newest book is  The Old Mainer and the Sea
  
This is the story of an elderly fisherman named Eben, and an unlikely tug-of-war with a porpoise which puts him at risk of being lost at sea.  Then hope arrives in a most unexpected form!

Jean's previous books are:  Billy Boy: the Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine
Railroad to the Moon,  and  Galloping Horses of Willowbrook

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Richard Cass, Maine mystery author, visited us

for a Meet & Greet signing.  Our customers love thrillers!

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Author Signing with Christina Baker Kline and Laurie Lico Albanese

We had a wonderful discussion here in the bookstore, Wednesday evening, July 19th 

Thank you Christina and Laurie, for your great stories and funny anecdotes. Everyone had a very good time!

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Maine authors: Sandy Moore & Kimberlee Bennett

            brought us their new book:

Paddling Southern Maine: Day Trips for Recreational Kayakers            
 

Paddling Southern Maine is guidebook has calm routes that everyone can have fun on, whatever your skill or fitness level, from pristine lakes and wildlife,filled wetlands, to lazy streams and protected bays. Written by long-time Maine paddlers Sandy Moore and Kim Bennett, the book focuses on the best waterways within a day's drive of Portland.

Sandy Moore is a certified American Canoe Association instructor and a former Registered Maine Guide (RMG). The original outdoor guides, first licensed by the state of Maine in 1987. RMGs are highly qualified outdoor guides who have acquired a vast library of skills & knowledge. She lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Kimberlee Bennett
is an experienced kayaker who has scouted, photographed, and blogged about undiscovered paddling destinations throughout Maine. She first learned to paddle as a child and honed her skills in the shadow of Mount Katahdin. She lives in Portland, Maine. Follow her at kayakinginmaine.blogspot.com

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Norma K. Salway joined us to sign her newest book

"The Attic and ME: History Uncovered in a Maine Attic"

She also wrote Touched by a Hummingbird, a lovely little book which

can be used as a sympathy card, and I'm Just a Kid You Know.

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Meet & Greet Derek Lovitch, author of Birdwatching in Maine

Enjoy our feathered friends?  This book details the best locations for finding birds throughout the state, with county maps, directions on how to get there with site guides and a list or rarieties, with useful species accounts for finding the most sought-after birds.  Derek and his wife Jeanette own the Freeport Wild Birds Supply.

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Meet & Greet with author Richard Rubin
 signing his new book
 Back Over There  

Rubin's latest book is Back Over There: One American time-traveler, 100 years since WWII, 500 miles of battle-scarred French countryside, and too many trenches, shells, legends and ghosts to count. Rubin's first book on WWI, The Last of the Doughboys, was based on his interviews with three dozen veterans who were more than 100 years old when he talked with them, beginning in 2003.

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Portland Humorist, Kathy Eliscu, brought us her very funny book, 

Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix the MESS.

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MARY LAWRENCE, Author of The Alchemist's Daughter

now has 3 in this Tudor mystery series - all wonderful!

Her newest mystery is Death at St. Vedast
We are enjoying this spellbinding mystery series set in Tudor times.
During the tempestuous reign of Henry VIII, London alchemist Bianca Goddard has seen up close what keeps a man alive and what can kill him.  A good thing, for she will need all her knowledge to keep a friend away from the gallows.

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Kirstin Krause presents
The Last Voyage of the Hornet: The Story That Made Mark Twain Famous

In 1866 the clipper ship Hornet caught fire and sank, leaving the passengers and crew adrift in 3 small boats in the Pacific Ocean. This is the account of those men as they struggled for survival for an astonishing 43 days on less than ten days of rations, drifting thousands of miles before reaching shore. It was an incredible tale, and one that the down-on-his-luck newspaper reporter Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) wanted to tell. The story made him famous, launching his writing career. It is a story of the determination of men to survive against all odds.

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Joanne Lannin 
Finding a Way to Play:  The Pioneering Spirit of Women in Basketball

Joanne Lannin has played and covered the game of basketball with great fervor and passion, and

in her new book she captures the spirit of the women who pioneered the sport she treasures. Their stories

are inspiring, heartbreaking and infuriating. They spring to life with the author's steady voice guiding the way.

If you love the game, you'll love this book.

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Thank you to Chris Holm, award-winning Portland, Maine author for his signing event!

The Killing Kind
, by Chris Holm
Hendricks makes his living as a hitman entrepreneur of sorts--he only hits other hitmen. For ten times the price on your head, he'll make sure whoever's coming to kill you winds up in the ground instead. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living--but a great way to make himself a target.

Right Red Hand, also by Chris Holm

If the good guys can't save you, call a bad guy.When viral video of an explosive terrorist attack on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge reveals that a Federal witness long thought dead is still alive, the organization he'd agreed to testify against will stop at nothing to put him in the ground. FBI Special Agent Charlie Thompson is determined to protect him, but her hands are tied; the FBI's sole priority is catching the terrorists before they strike again. So Charlie calls the only person on the planet who can keep her witness safe: Michael Hendricks.

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Bruce Robert Coffin has done many signings here and at the libraries, discussing his amazing new mysteries Among the Shadows, and Beneath the Depths.

This Maine author & artist is a retired Portland Police Detective, a fine artist, and crime writer.

his Portland-based Detective Byron thriller is entertaining and factual.
  

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Suzanne Busby Hersey, children's author of My Maine.

Suzanne is a firm believer in chasing after your dreams.  For as long as she can remember, she has

aspired to one day make her home in the state of Maine and to be an author of children's books.

Both of these dreams have now come true.

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North Deering author, Jeremy Cole, presented her useful, fascinating book,

Anxiety Soothers. It contains 60 healthy resources & activities for relieving anxiety.

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Paul Doiron presented his seventh Mike Bowditch, Maine Game Warden mystery:

Widowmaker.We have all of the series here!   

Learn his background and see event schedule at       http://www.pauldoiron.com/

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A Tale of Life & War, The Besieged, and Rebel's Wrath, a historical novels by Portland author, Christopher Morin.

Launching Christopher Morinís newest book!  Three Labs a Lifetime

CHRISTOPHER W. MORIN was born, raised, and currently resides in Portland, Maine. He received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maine at Orono. He is a history enthusiast and has enjoyed creative writing since penning his first short story back in second grade.The author can be contacted at  macman@maine.rr.com

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Local author, Russell Warnberg came in to sign & talk about his newest mystery, The Gateway Murders

We also have his other books in the Detective Cole Sullivan series which take place in Maine: 

The Chalk Line Killer, and Edge of Redemption.    http://www.russellwarnberg.com/ 

      

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Reese's Leap, by Darcey Scott   
 
Hidden History of the Sebago Lakes Region, by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

Remedy for Love, by Bill Roorbach   

       

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 We all enjoyed Colin Woodard's signing event November 13th, 2014.  We learned so much about pirates.
His briefing was laced with true data about pirates from his years of research, with spicy anecdotes on their
disregard 
for class and racial prejudice, and on how they "traded up" for better, faster ships. Fascinating history.
             

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We were very entertained with a reading & book signing by Dr. Bernd Heinrich.
Learned a lot from our favorite Maine naturalist, illustrator and author!


     

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Three Generations of Maine Writers: Morgan, Ed and Brendan Rielly

Neighborhood Heroes          To Sadie and Eighteen Months           Unbeaten Man        

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One-In-A-Million Boy,  and  When We Were the Kennedys, by Monica Wood

Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland, by Josh Christie

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