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Browse more than 200 titles rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. 

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Book and Brew Gift Box

Few things goes better together than a great book and a delicious cup of coffee. For a limited time, you can get an Islandport logo mug, 8 oz. of delightful Lobster Butter Love coffee beans, and a choice from one of three books (Straw Man, Closer All The Time, or Whatever it Takes) to complete a special gift package. All this goodness for just $24.95. 

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Book Spotlight

Maine's Fascinating History

Every Day of the Year

This Day in Maine features more than 650 news items and images stretching from the earliest known events of The Pine Tree State through the devastating coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Owen, who worked as a journalist for more than forty years, highlights defining events such as wars, fires, and storms, but also spotlights athletes, politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and other people who have shaped the state’s singular identity, including Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, L.L. Bean, Samantha Smith and more. 


Born and Raised

Maine Novelists Capture Maine As Only Natives Can

Memoir | Nonfiction

True Grit

Hard Times, Hard Work; Whatever it Takes to live in Maine

Crime Fiction

It's a Mystery

Living in Maine is not all Lobsters and Lighthouses—Sometimes it's Downright Deadly

Memoir | Nonfiction

Into The Woods

The Maine Woods are Legendary;

We'll Show You the Way

Staff Pick

Holly Eddy

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In Maine

 John Cole was a naturalist, fisherman, environmentalist and lover of Maine, his passionate essays and acute descriptions of “his” Maine, vividly puts into prose what we all feel or see.   

And when you read In Maine, you will be reliving your own experiences, or enviously living his."

Author Pick

Jim Nichols


How to Cook a Moose

"How To Cook A Moose is the sexy, witty and charming chronicle of Christensen's move to and ongoing familiarization with Portland, Maine and environs. Her focus is obviously on the gastronomic, and there's a lot to like about that (including mouth-watering recipes), but what made it even more engaging for me was how she used those culinary insights as a jumping-off point for beguiling musings on life and love."

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Photographer Dave Dostie ventures out onto a Maine landscape nearly shutdown by COVID-19 and introduces us to great people making their way through a pandemic from ... ​

From Six Feet Away


And Then We Said Goodbye

Dean Lunt watches the Alzheimer-fueled decline of his beloved grandmother.

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 What a Wonderful Ida World 

Ida LeClair, Susan Poulin's alter ego and an iconic Maine character, is set to celebrate her 20th Anniversary. Mahoosuc Mills is ready to party.