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 Warren Riess book launch, Fri. Nov. 28th @ 11am

 

   

 

In January 1982, archaeologists conducting a pre-construction excavation at 175 Water Street in Lower Manhattan found the remains of an eighteenth-century ship. The Ship That Held Up Wall Street by Warren Riess, tells the whole story of the discovery, excavation, and study of what came to be called the “Ronson ship site,” named for the site’s developer, Howard
Ronson. Entombed for more than 200 years, the Princess Carolina proved to be the first major discovery of a colonial merchant ship, and was so difficult to identify that only the merging of historical,archaeological, zoological, and botanical analyses allowed the author to discover its origin and story.

Marine archaeologist, WARREN C. RIESS, PHD, is a research associate professor in the departments of history, anthropology, and marine sciences at the University of Maine, and was principal investigator of the Ronson ship site. He is also the author of
The Angel Gabriel. Join us as we celebrate the Maine release of Warren's new book.

 

                         Firehouse Forum airs on LCTV!

LCTV is on cable channel 7 in Alna, Bristol, Damariscottta, Dresden,Edgecomb, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Waldoboro, Westport Island and Wiscasset. They also stream the channel on their website - www.lctv.org - so those without cable can watch it on the internet. Our range is the world! They will also be available to view on our website (www.mainecoastbookshop.com) soon.

 

Show Detail: Firehouse Forum I - Native Americans

 

Event Date: 11/8/2013

Length: 00:58:48

Category: Literature

Producer: Jack Peters

9/29/2014 at 10:30 PM
9/30/2014 at 3:00 AM
9/30/2014 at 12:30 PM
10/6/2014 at 10:30 PM

 

Show Detail: Firehouse Forum II - Irish Immigration

 

Event Date:  3/17/2014

Length:  00:58:53

Category:  Literature

Producer:  Ethan Bartholomae - Maine Coast Book Shop

10/2/2014 at 11:00 PM
10/3/2014 at 3:30 AM
10/3/2014 at 8:00 PM
10/5/2014 at 12:00 PM


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             FIREHOUSE  FORUM
 
          "Maine Maritime History"
 
 
                  
  
                  Thursday, Oct.9th
 
                                7pm
 
                                                *Reservations required
                                                           $10 per person
 
 
 
                       
                  
                     Moderator:
 
                 Dr.Warren Riess
 
                    
                
 
                      George Daughan
 
                                 &
 
&
                     
                        Lincoln Paine
 
 
                
 
                & James Nelson:
 
 
                                    
               

   “FIREHOUSE  FORUM”

   Maine Maritime History

The Maine Coast Book Shop is pleased to announce the third Firehouse Forum in its author series on Thursday, October 9th from 7 to 9pm which takes place in the beautiful Firehouse Center in Damariscotta. The theme for the panel discussion will be Maine Maritime History, featuring three outstanding maritime author historians: Lincoln Paine, George Daughan and James Nelson. Their esteemed moderator is Dr. Warren Riess, maritime historian, author and marine archaeologist. Imminently knowledgeable in their field and generous with their expertise, we are unquestionably lucky to have all four presently residing in Maine. Each of the authors has written compelling and invaluable histories which illustrate Maine's special place in world maritime affairs and which demonstrate how this integral connection to the sea continues to play an important role economically, politically, socially and technologically. 

Launched in 2013 to an enthusiastic and full house, the Firehouse Forum was developed as a way to connect readers, writers and anyone interested in theme-based literary programs, in the mid-coast region, while providing authors an opportunity to engage with one another and the audience in conversation about their books and their experience in writing them. The moderator stimulates and encourages dynamic discourse between the authors followed by a lively Q&A with the audience, and books will be available for purchase and book signing during the reception.The two previous panels examined the topics of Maine Native Americans and Irish Immigration. 

A brief bio of the authors will be followed in more depth in the weeks to come:

Portland resident, Lincoln Paine has written five books and more than fifty articles, reviews and lectures on maritime history, including Down East: A Maritime History of Maine, and his most recent book, The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, is the 2014 winner of the Maine Literary Award for nonfiction. 

George Daughan is a two time winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, first for his first book, If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy from the Revolution to the War of 1812 and this October for 1812: The Navy's War, and a recipient of the 2012 gold medal in history from the Independent Publisher's Association, George Daughan's most recent book is The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex During the War of 1812. George resides in Portland.

James Nelson is the author of seventeen works of maritime fiction and history, including George Washington's Secret Navy (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison award for naval history) and a most exciting new novel, Finn Gall, about vikings in Ireland. He lives in Harpswell.

Dr. Riess is Research Associate Professor of History, Anthropology, and Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. His research and teaching have focused on the maritime history and archaeology of Colonial and Revolutionary America. He published The Angel Gabriel : The Elusive English Galleon and many articles about maritime history and archaeology. Currently President of the North American Society for Oceanic History, his new book, The Ship That Held Up Wall Street, is due in November.

 

All are invited to share in the challenging heritage of seafaring. We are looking forward to this important event, by reservation only, tickets are $10.00. Seating is limited! To reserve seats and purchase tickets please or FMI call the bookstore at (207)563-3207.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                            

 

 

                    

 

  

 

 
 
 
 
 

   PAST EVENTS:

Lily King

Thursday, July 10

Porter Hall, Skidompha Library

10-12pm

 

Saturday, June 21st 

Book Launch

Sarah Payne Stuart

Here in the bookshop

11-1pm

                                       

 


 

"House in the Sky"

Saturday, June 21st 7-9pm @ Porter Hall

                       Skidompha Library                                                                              *reservations suggested         

            

Best Books of 2013
Vogue, Globe and Mail, Amazon, iBooks, The Huffington Post, Outside
New York Times Noteable Book
Oprah’s Winter Reading List
 
 

 
Thursday, June 26th
Maine Women Write Book Club hosts:
Linda Greenlaw
Firehouse Center
12-2pm
*reservation required
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also,
Thursday, June 26th
Chats with Champions presents:
Julia Spencer Fleming
Porter Hall, Skidompha Library
10am-12pm
 
 

 
 

President Taft "Was" Stuck in the Bath! A recent visit by Chris Van Dusen to the bookshop......

 
 
 
 

                                      

"The Footloose American"

Brian Kevin was here to launch his new book on May 31st....thanks to Brian and all who attended!

 

 

 

                            

                                        Richard Blanco here at the bookshop after a sold out

                                                      appearance at  Lincoln Theater May3rd.

     


           

Some students from the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb http://c-t-l.org/ 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! 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

             


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For reservations please call 1-888-563-3207 or e-mail the bookshop  nicole@mainecoastbookshop.com