Local Authors Featured at Letterpress Books!

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Bruce Robert Coffin brings us his newest Detective Byron mystery,

                         Within Plain Sight

This 4th book by retired Portland Detective Sergeant Coffin, is a powerful good read. The stories takes place in & around Portland.


   Last Lie

Paul Doiron has written ten Mike Bowditch, Maine Game Warden mysteries and we carry them all!

One Last Lie, Almost Midnight, and Knife Creek are the newest.

Doiron develops his array of characters making each one unique in this fascinating mystery with an unpredictable ending.

We thoroughly enjoy your descriptions of the woods, the small towns and the people of Maine, and now you give us the flavor of island life which is such a treat. These mysteries have heart!

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


Walking Through History 

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. 



Upwards: the Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail,

by Laurie Apgar Chandler


  Connecting Maine's Capitals

Connecting Maine's Capitals by Stagecoach, history by Leland Hanchette


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Richard Cass, Maine mystery author, visited us 

for a Meet & Greet signing.  Our customers love thrillers! "Last Call at the Esposito" is his newest!


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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 hour'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.

Kimberlee Bennett
 is an experienced kayaker who has scouted, photographed, and blogged about undiscovered paddling destinations throughout Maine. Follow her at kayakinginmaine.blogspot.com


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MARY LAWRENCE, Author of The Alchemist's Daughter

now has 4 in this Tudor mystery series - all wonderful!

Her newest mystery is Alchemist of Lost Souls.
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.


Kathy signing

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

Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix the MESS.

Kathy’s story “Unpacking Christmas” is included in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wonder of Christmas.

Kathy Eliscu is a retired RN, mom, and grandma whose Maine column “Lightly Roasted” has earned her two National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards for Humor. She’s been widely published in Maine and beyond.     www.notevendarkchocolate.com


Chris Holm Killing Kind Red Right Hand 

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.


My Maine

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

Three Labs a Lifetime is the newest book by Christopher Morin.

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  [email protected]


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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 of many amazing nature books!