In Damariscotta, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-r immed specs is visiting twenty-nine different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. From Reny’s (both),Waltz Soda Fountain, to Round Top Ice Cream,from Sproul’s Furniture, Rising Tide & Yellowfront, Waldo and newly added for 2014, faithful dog Woof, figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Damariscotta!” passport with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at 15 or more sites can bring their passports back to bookshop to enter in a grand prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books
Doug Preston Friday evening, July 25th here at the bookshop 7-8:30pm
Josh Christie will be here Saturday, July 26th 11-1pm
Join Catherine and Henry Petroski next Wednesday (July 30th) from 1-3 at the Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta. Slides of Catherine's work from the book will be shown along with dynamic conversation and reading as well as book signing. Free and open to all. Please arrive on time. FMI call (207) 563-3207.
The House With Sixteen Handmade Doors is the result of these questions. It is a work in the ruminative tradition of Tracy Kidder’s House and Bill Bryson’s At Home, a splendid meditation on our relationship with the simple things around us, the tactile world about which we so rarely think
Looking for something to do witht the kids?
Help Us Welcome!
Tuesday, August 12th
Here at the bookshop!
We are very excited to welcome Brian back to Damariscotta for the release of his newest book. Brian has written and/or illustrated over 25 children's book including our favorites, "Bats at the Beach", "Bats at the Library", "Bats at the Ballgame" and now the fourth in his series,"Bats in the Band". Brian will be arriving in a musical version of his bat-mobile. We will be welcoming Brian with a marching band. His newest book tells the story of the bats while they explore the different genres of music.
As an introduction to these different styles we are inviting you and the kids to our makeshift night theater (they are bats after all!) to listen to Lefty Macauslin play his sax, Paul Mellyn play his guitar, and Jason Simonds sings a capella. Then sit back as Brian reads from his newest book. Brian is a joy to hear and we hope you will pack up the kids and help us welcome him in summertime fashion. After the entertainment Brian will be signing his books for those that wish to add to their bat collection. Bat Cookies (made craftily by our very own Chloe) will be served!
Party time for the kids!
Saturday, July 19th
Thanks to all who attended!
(previously scheduled for July 3rd.....)
we welcome back
here at the bookshop
Thursday, July 10
Porter Hall, Skidompha Library
Saturday, June 21st
Sarah Payne Stuart
Here in the bookshop
"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:
Thursday, June 26th
Chats with Champions presents:
Julia Spencer Fleming
Porter Hall, Skidompha Library
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 andall of us (Lauri, Kathleen, Nicole, Shell, Chloe, Ethan, Liz, Lorillei, Ledlie) at the Maine Coast Book Shop
thank you SO much!
Winter Institute 2014
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.”