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Book and Brew Gift Box
Few things go 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.
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.
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Pick: 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."
Pick: 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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