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                              New arrivals:


handmade leather crafts


Meet author Katherine Howe this Friday evening, August 22nd, here at the bookshop  




  Thanks to all who attended last Tuesday's event with Brian Lies.......and thanks Brian for another bat extravaganza!










Recent  Event:
Saturday, July 19th
Thanks to all who attended!
(previously scheduled for July 3rd.....)
we welcome back
Melissa Sweet
here at the bookshop


Lily King

Thursday, July 10

Porter Hall, Skidompha Library



Saturday, June 21st 

Book Launch

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:
Linda Greenlaw
Firehouse Center
*reservation required
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 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

 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.”







Small Business Saturday!




                            Sue Richardson's retirement party!





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