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Some students from the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb shared their delightful poetry stanzas they wrote




                                                 Do you love us?

How much do you love The Maine Coast Book Shop? Enough to help me take advantage of author James Patterson's Million Dollar Pledge To Booksellers? Yes, Mr. Patterson believes so strongly in the future of independent bookstores, and realizes our struggles, that he has pledged to donate one million dollars of his personal fortune to independent bookstores that have a children's section. Bookstores can be awarded from $2,000 to $15,000.00.  If you would like to recommend MCBS for consideration, please go to www.jamespatterson.comand type in [      ] in the section marked "FAQ's Regarding James' $1 Million  Offer For Booksellers". It'll only take a moment and I would greatly appreciate it!
Susan and all of us (Lauri, Kathleen, Nicole, Shell, Chloe, Ethan, Liz, Lorillei, Ledlie) at the Maine Coast Book Shop 

thank you SO much! 


Winter Institute 2014

Last week, MCBS owner, Susan Porter and Nicole Olivier (events director) attended the weeklong American Booksellers Association's annual Winter Institute, held this year in Seattle, WA.  It was a very busy, exciting and exhausting week! We wanted to share a portion of the ABA Newsletter with you, and to let you know how much you, and the millions of loyal independent bookstore customers across the country are appreciated for your continued support.  Our success depends on you. Thank you, and keep reading!

Indie Vitality Celebrated at 2014 Winter Institute

Posted on Thursday, Jan 23, 2014

The resurgence of independent bookselling is on full display at Winter Institute, where more than 500 ABA member booksellers, 59 publishers, 78 authors, and almost 30 international guests from a dozen countries are into the final day of this year’s event.

In welcoming booksellers to the Opening Plenary session on Wednesday morning, ABA President Steve Bercu of BookPeople in Austin, Texas, said, “Our industry, the media, and the general public are recognizing that there has been a resurgence in independent bookselling, a vitality that is the result of your passion, creativity, and untold hours of hard work. That you are here today is evidence that you want 2014 to be even better.”












On Thursday, April 3rd, from 1-3 pm, the Maine Coast Book Shop will be proud to host Peter Korn in the Porter Hall auditorium at the Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. The founder and Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, in Rockport, Maine, he will discuss his new book,Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman.

Drawing on four decades of experience handcrafting fine furniture, Korn’s previous books have primarily focused on teaching woodworking to neophytes. In this inspired departure from such how-to guides, including the best selling, Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship, Korn explores the fundamental reasons why he and other artistically inclined hobbyists and professionals passionately devote themselves to their craft, often for little recognition or monetary gain. Against the backdrop of a consumer marketplace saturated with machine-manufactured goods, Korn asks us to consider what makes creative work so rewarding, what the nature of those rewards actually are, and how does the making of objects shape our identities? In answering these questions, Korn describes his own life as a crucible of self-discovery, recounting how his middle-class Philadelphia upbringing led to carpentry work, then designing furniture, then teaching woodworking, and finally to founding a furniture-making school in Maine. His furniture has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums.

"Written with as much attention to polished prose as the author gives to his woodworking, Korn’s book is a stirring testimonial for self-fulfillment through craftsmanship, whatever form it takes." Carl Hays, Booklist


Join us on April 3rd at Porter Hall. Books will be available for sale which Mr Korn will gladly sign following the talk. The event is free and open to the public.



Small Business Saturday!







                            Sue Richardson's retirement party!








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