BOOKSELLERS BY TOWN


ALFRED


DeWOLFE AND WOOD

Scott DeWolfe & Frank P. Wood

    2 Waterboro Rd. (PO Box 425), Alfred 04002

    www.dwbooks.com

    dewolfeandwood@roadrunner.com

    (207) 490-5572


Rare books, ephemera and antiques in an old Maine country store.


Year-round: 9-4 most days.



BANGOR


SARAH’S BOOKS

Sarah Faragher & Ryan King

    The Antique Marketplace

    65 Main Street, Bangor 04401

    sarahsbooks@aol.com

    (207) 478-5488


Several thousand used and out-of-print books in a well-organized book booth at the Antiques Marketplace, an antiques group shop in downtown Bangor. Emphasis on Maine, History, Travel, Literature, and Poetry.


Year-round: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5.


BAR HARBOR


BAR HARBOR BOOK SHOP

Steve Powell & Barbara Baron Gifford

    1 Dewey St. (PO Box 75, Hulls Cove), Bar Harbor 04644

    www.mysterycovebookshop.com

    info@barharborbookshop.com

    (207) 288-4665


Large general stock especially strong in nature (including MDI & Acadia National Park), children's, nautical, history, mystery and science fiction. Large collections of first editions, signed books and original cinema posters.


Summer: Mon-Sat 10-5; Winter: Tue-Sat 11-5.  Located at Crooked Rd. & Dewey St., Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor.



BATH


OPEN DOOR BOOKS

John Ring

    178 Front Street, Bath 04530

    www.opendoorbooks.us

    opendoor@gwi.net

    (207) 443-8689/cell (207) 751-9061


Varied collection of 12,000 out-of-print books, ephemera, maps, with emphasis on Maine authors and histories, maritime/naval, architecture, art, travel, history. Large stock of children’s/juvenile, nature, animals. Book searches and scouting.


Year-round: daily 10-5.



BELFAST


OLD PROFESSOR’S BOOKSHOP

George Siscoe

    99 Maine St., Belfast 04915

    www.oldprofessorbooks.com

    opb@myfairpoint.net

    (207) 338-2006 (Phone & Fax)


A Harvard Square Bookshop in Belfast, Maine.  Over 7,000 scholarly books, new, used and rare.


10am-4pm daily.



BLUE HILL


ANDRE STRONG BOOKSELLER

Andre Strong & Marjorie Kernan

    33 Water St. (PO Box 1300, Blue Hill 04614), Blue Hill 04614

    www.redgapbooks.com

    andrestrongbooks@gmail.com

    (207) 374-8825


Andre Strong Bookseller lists all books online at Abebooks.com and Biblio.com.  We also have a rare book room with a wide range of subjects, from fine bindings, art and architecture, philosophy, nautical, Maine, fiction and poetry, among others.  18,000 books in stock.


Open by appointment only.  Located just off Main Street in the center of the village.



BRUNSWICK


TWICE-TOLD TALES

11 Pleasant St., Brunswick 04011

    twicetoldtales@curtislibrary.com

    http://www.curtislibrary.com/twice-told-tales-bookstore/

    (207) 725-8888


Operated in support of the Curtis Memorial Library, there is a broad selection of used books in excellent condition as well as CDs , DVDs and the Great Courses lecture series.  Specializing primarily in genres such as children's, Civil War and Maine-related fiction and non-fiction, there are also more than 2500 book collectibles shown by appointment.


Mon-Sat 10-4.



CAMDEN


STONE SOUP BOOKS

Agnes & Paul Joy

    35 Main Street, Camden 04843

    ssoupbks@tidewater.net

    (207) 763-3354


A selection of out-of-print hardcover books, and a general collection of second-hand paperbacks, vintage and contemporary. Specialties: nautical, photography, art, and gardening; LP records.


Year-round: May 1-Oct 31 daily 10:30-5; Nov 1-Apr 30 closed Sun.


CAPE NEDDICK


WEISER ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

Marilyn Rinn & Keith Richmond

    6 Walt Kuhn Rd., Cape Neddick 03902

    www.weiserantiquarian.com

    books@weiserantiguarian.com

    (207) 363-7253


Now 92 years as one of the world's leading suppliers of rare, secondhand, and out-of-print books on comparative religion, mysticism, and the occult. Over 10,000 books, letters, manuscripts, and artworks. Our specialties include: Aleister Crowley, Alchemy, Hermetica, Eastern Religions, Rosicrucianism, The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Tarot, Theosophy, Mysticism, Myths and Legends, Magic and Witchcraft.


Established customers are welcome ONLY by appointment.  If you would like to visit us please contact us beforehand to arrange a mutually agreeable time.


CHESTERVILLE


SPRUCE GUM BOOKS

David Fuller

    129 Chesterville Hill Rd., Chesterville 04938

    General Delivery, Farmington Falls 04940

    picear@yahoo.com

    (207) 779-0671


Specializing in books about the Maine woods, including: Maine hunting, fishing, lumbering, Native Americans, folklore and related ephemera.  Rare, out of print and reading copies. Book searches done.  Buying related material. See our books online at: https://www.abebooks.com/spruce-gum-books-farmington-falls-me/893959/sf.


Year-round, by appointment only.



FREEPORT


TWO BROTHERS BOOKS

David B. Young

    176 U.S. Route 1, Freeport 04032 

    dave@twobrothersbooks.com

    (207) 865-9524


With 30,000 volumes, we have a large general collection of used and out-of-stock books, something for everyone.  Good selections of Maine material, inc. postcards as well as Civil War, World War I, and World War II books. Large variety of vintage paperbacks.


Year-round: daily 10-5, Sun by chance; call ahead if traveling from afar.


HALLOWELL


MERRILL’S BOOKSHOP

John B. Merrill

    110 Water St. (Rt. 201), Hallowell 04347

    www.merrillsbookshop.com

    (207) 623-2055


An exceptionally varied selection of books for avid readers and serious collectors. Emphasis on scarce, rare and unusual items in a wide variety of subjects. Cash or check only. Re-opening at 110 Water Street, about a block north of old store, on Saturday, July 7.


Year-round: Tue-Sat 10-5:30; call first if traveling some distance.


HAMPDEN


LIPPINCOTT BOOKS

William Lippincott

    30 Wilbur Dr., Hampden 04444

    www.lippincottbooks.net

    lippincottbooks@tds.net

    (207) 862-6946


Americana, Maine and the Maine woods, Indians of the Northeast, Mystery and Detective Fiction, Science Fiction, Stephen King, Children’s books, uncommon books in many fields. Approximately 18,000 books of which 2,000 books are online.  Much of my stock is not listed online, including many scholarly, scarce and unusual books.


Year-round but call ahead:  usually (but not always) around Tue-Sat.



HOLLIS CENTER

UHR BOOKS

John, Bonnie, & Jack Fossett

    PO Box 306, 122 Cape Rd., Hollis Center 04042

    uhrbooks@gmail.com

    (207) 929-5100


Internet sales only.  Large general stock with emphasis on the history of medicine, nursing, public health and all allied health sciences.  Also strong religion (Christian and Judaica), poetry, and non-fiction.  Stock may be viewed at www.abebooks.com/servlet/StoreFrontDisplay?cid=10367.


Please call 8am-8pm Eastern Time only, 7 Days.


ISLESBORO


ARTISAN BOOKS & BINDERY

Craig & Melissa Olson
    111 Derby Rd., Islesboro 04848
    www.artisanbooksandbindery.com

    craig@artisanbooksandbindery.com
    (207) 734-6852


Architecture, Gardening, Design, Fine Press, General Stock, 10,000 volumes.


By Appointment Only.



KENNEBUNK


MAINELY MURDERS BOOKSTORE

Paula Kenney/Ann Whetstone

    1 Bourne St., Kennebunk 04043

    www.mainelymurders.com

    info@mainelymurders.com

    (207) 985-8700


Mainely Murders is an independent specialty bookstore devoted exclusively to suspense, crime, and detective fiction.  Our stock of used recent and hard-to-find hardcover, trade paper, and mass market volumes from classics and cozies to tough guys and thrillers.


Late Apr-Dec: Wed-Sat, 10-5:30.



NORRIDGEWOCK


SNOWBOUND BOOKS

Nancy Wright

    41 River Rd., Norridgewock 04957

    nrswright1@gmail.com or snowbook2@adelphia.net

    (207) 634-4398


We have 4,000 books on ABE, where they languish. We also have small collection of books, including Maine books, at the Fairfield Mall. We have 100,000 books in our carriage house, and the house is full, too. We will be offering many of these books in lots, as well as continuing to respond to individual requests for single titles and for lots.


Phone or mail only.


NORTHEAST HARBOR


WIKHEGAN BOOKS

J. Fuerst

    117 Main Street (Mail: PO Box 46), Northeast Harbor 04662

    (207) 276-5079


Since 1976. Select, broad-ranging stock of several thousand old, out-of-print, and rare books. Strong holdings in fine and decorative arts, and history, especially nautical. Biography, cookery, poetry, travel, natural history, and diverse antiquarian. Specialists in Mt. Desert Island regional. Ephemera and photographica organized in binders.


Year-round: Jun-Oct, Tue-Sat 10-5; Aug, Mon-Sat 10-5; other times, please call first.



OXFORD


THE MAINE BOOKHOUSE

Harry, Joanna & Vanessa Reese

    1545 Main Street (Rt. 26), Oxford 04270

    www.themainebookhouse.com

    books@themainebookhouse.com

    (207) 743-9300


A large, diverse, and eclectic selection of 15,000 quality new & used books including collectible children’s, first editions, signed books, new & used paperbacks from $1.75, the uncommon and more. Large bargain area. Albums & CDs, prints & framed art. Visa, MC, Discover & Paypal.


Year-round:  Thu-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4; Other times chance or appointment;

Ext. Sum. Hrs.!  2.8 miles N of New Balance Outlet - 45 min. N of Portland.



PORTLAND


CARLSON TURNER BOOKS AND BINDERY

Scott A. Wilson

    241 Congress Street. Portland 04101

    www.carlsonturnerbooks.com

    swilson@maine.rr.com

    (207) 773-4200


An organized collection of 50,000 selected quality used books from inexpensive paperbacks to fine antiquarian books on all subjects. Also maps, prints, and other works of art. Specialties include scholarly books, Maine related, Civil War, the unusual and eccentric. Professional bookbinding services including repairs, restoration, fine bindings, as well as protective or elaborate boxes and slipcases. Ample street parking. 


Year-round: Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5, closed Mon.  Many times by chance or appointment, just call.



THE GREEN HAND BOOKSHOP

Michelle Souliere

    661 Congress Street. Portland 04101

    www.greenhandbooks.blogspot.com

    michelle.souliere@gmail.com

    (207) 253-6808


A haven for the curious! Inquiring minds welcome. We stock a wide range of used books, many of them out-of-print, and are always happy to help customers check items off their to-read and library want lists. Trading and buying by appointment. While our selection covers many general topics extensively, in-house specialities include science fiction, horror, mystery, and other weird fiction, as well as esoteric topics, including but not limited to philosophy, occult, illusionism, cryptozoology, paranormal pursuits, and more! We also carry a very small selection of new book stock, mostly local history, choice classic and weird fiction, and supernatural-related topics, all hand-picked by the owner.


May-Sep: Tue-Thu 11-5, Fri 11-6, Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5; Oct-Dec: Wed-Thu 11-5, Fri 11-6, Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5; Jan-Apr: Thu 11-5, Fri 11-6, Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5.


LUX MENTIS, BOOKSELLERS

Ian Kahn & Suzanne Hamlin

    110 Marginal Way - #777, Portland 04101

    www.luxmentis.com

    ian@luxmentis.com

    (207) 329-1469


We specialize in the development of personal libraries & collections. We strive to maintain a small, significant stock, the focus of which shifts according to the collections most recently absorbed. Our stock generally includes fine first editions and heirloom quality books ― always eclectic, often exceptional, never dull. More than 3,000 volumes in stock.


Year-round: by appointment only, call or e-mail for appointment and directions.



SCARBOROUGH


BICKERSTAFF’S BOOKS, MAPS &C.

Stephen Hanly

    6 Old Colony Lane, Scarborough 04074

    www.bickerstaffs.com

    sph@bickerstaffs.com

    (207)  883-1119


We specialize in early Americana: books, maps, periodicals, almanacs and ephemera.  Our emphasis is on Maine and New England material through about 1825.  Member of ABAA/ILAB/MADA and the Ephemera Society.


Internet, mail and book fairs only.


SEARSPORT


PENOBSCOT BOOKS

Howard La Rue

    164 West Main Street (Rt. 1), PO Box 72,  Searsport 04974

    www.penobscotbooks.com

    penobscotbooks17@myfairpoint.net

    (207) 548-6490


50,000 books on Art, Architecture, Photography, with many Monographs in these areas; also general stock of Poetry, Maritime, Religion, Zen and Eastern Thought, Arts and Crafts Movement, and Liturgical Art Objects. Web site and telephone orders any time. Plenty of parking. 


Seasonal: Mid-Apr to Oct, Tue-Sat 10-4, or by chance or appointment.


SPRINGVALE


HARLAND H. EASTMAN - BOOKS

Harland H. Eastman

    567 Main Street , PO. Box 276, Springvale 04083

    (207) 324-2797

    heastman@metrocast.net


A general stock of 4,000 volumes with emphasis on Maine town histories, Maine non-fiction and Maine authors. Specialist in books by G.A. Henry.


Year-round: by chance or appointment, no regular shop hours. Route 109.


THOMASTON


SANDRA L. HOEKSTRA BOOKSELLER

Sandra L. Hoekstra

    153 Main St., Thomaston 04861

    www.slhbookseller.com

    slhbookseller@gmail.com

    (207) 691-3141


Selling antiquarian, collectible,out-of-print and rare books, maps, prints and interesting ephemera in our brick and mortar shop, by shows and internet.


Open Fri and Sat, 10am-5pm, or by appointment.


WATERVILLE


RE-BOOKS

Robert Sezak

    25 Concourse East, Waterville 04901

    www.biblio.com/bookstore/re-books-waterville

    rebooks3@gmail.com

    (207) 877-2484

Used, Rare and Out-of-Print books for readers and researchers. Enjoy browsing our large variety of collectible contemporary and past-period hardcovers and paperbacks, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Religion, & Science. Concentrations on Cooking, Mystery, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, World and Ancient History. Gift certificates available.  Accepting Canadian $$ at par!

Open year round. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 10-5; closed Wed & Sun; or, open by chance or appointment.



WELLS


THE ARRINGTONS

Eleanor & George Arrington

    1908 Post Road, PO Box 160, Wells 04090

    garring1@maine.rr.com

    (207) 646-4124


A large selection of scholarly and important Americana, World History, Children’s, books on all sports, large selection of Irish History, selected fiction with much on the Vietnam War, many rare Photos and letters, Prints and Ephemera.  Over 35,000 Military books covering all periods.  Many Rare and Important American, British and Asian titles. Unit histories from all periods and all forces. Many signed books.


Year-round: Jul-Aug daily 10-5; Sep-Jun weekends 10-5, most weekdays 10-4 or by appointment. On Route 1 3/4 mile north of Wells Center.


HARDING’S BOOKS

Douglas N. Harding

    2152 Post Road, PO Box 184, Wells 04090

    www.hardingsbooks.com

    hardings@maine.rr.com

    (207) 646-8785/fax (207) 646-0378


A very large stock of quality books, maps, and prints.


Year-round:  Sep-Jun daily 9-5; Jul & Aug daily 9-6. On Route 1 North.



YARMOUTH


SUMNER & STILLMAN

Richard S. Loomis, Jr.

    PO Box 973, Yarmouth 040

    www.sumnerandstillman.com

    sumner@sumnerandstillman.com

    (207) 846-6070/fax (207) 846-6070


Literary first editions of the 19th/early 20th centuries: Alcott, Conrad, Cooper, Crane, Dickens, Doyle, Eliot, Emerson, Hardy, Harris, Hawthorne, Irving, James, Kipling, Longfellow, Melville, Meredith, Poe, Stevenson, Stowe, Thackeray, Thoreau, Trollope, Twain, Verne, Wells, Whitman, Whittier, and others. Catalogues issued.


Year-round: by appointment only.

 

        Our members have tried to describe their businesses and inventories accurately, but please bear in mind that quantity and stock  are subject to availability and the ever-changing market. Since most shops are sole proprietorships, it’s best to call ahead to ensure someone will be there.

        All MABA members are signatories to a code of business practices. You may find the code on the Information Page on this site.  Please note that many of our members’ books can be found 24/7 at AbeBooks.com, Alibris.com, Amazon.com, and Half.com as well as on their own websites.

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