Bookstores in Maine

A guide to the best independent
Maine bookstores

Bangor

BookMarc's Bookstore & Café - 78 Harlow St. - (207) 942-3206

Briar Patch - 27 Central St. - (207) 941-0255 - Specialty: Children's books

Bar Harbor

Sherman's Book and Stationery Store - 56 Main St. - (207) 288-3161 - Specialty: Regional

Bath

Bath Book Shop - 96 Front St. - (207) 443-9338

The Open Door - 178 Front St. - (207) 443-8689 - Used, Rare, Out-of-Print books

Belfast

Old Professor's Bookshop - 99 Main St. - (207) 338-2006

Biddeford

Nonesuch Books & Cards - The Shops @ Biddeford Crossing, 403 Mariner Way - (207) 282-2638

Blue Hill

Blue Hill Books - 26 Pleasant St. - (207) 374-5632

Red Gap Used Books - 33 Water St. - (207) 374-8825 - Used books

Boothbay Harbor

Sherman's Book & Stationery Store - 5 Commercial St. - (207) 633-7262 - Specialty: Regional

Bridgton

Bridgton Books - 140 Main St. - (207) 647-2122

Brunswick

Gulf of Maine Books

134 Main St.
Phone: (207) 729-5083
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Literary, Regional
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards

Opened in 1979, Gulf of Maine began as an independent alternative bookstore, and still is. We feature poetry, environmental issues, local and regional writing among a wide range of areas and interests.

Bucksport

BookStacks - 71 Main St. - (207) 469-8992

Camden

The Owl & Turtle Bookshop - 33 Bayview St. - (207) 230-7335

Sherman's Books & Stationery - 14 Main St. - (207) 236-2223 - Specialty: Regional

Damariscotta

Maine Coast Book Shop - 158 Main St. - (207) 563-3207

Farmington

Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers - Farmington MEDevaney, Doak & Garrett, Booksellers

193 Broadway
Phone: (207) 778-3454
Type: New books
Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers has been Farmington's full service Independent Bookstore since 1991. We live to embody our motto, Knowledge, Selection and Service. Childrens books, Maine Books, and Literature are specialties.

Freeport

Sherman's Books & Stationery Store - 128 Main St. - (207) 869-9000 - Specialty: Regional

Hulls Cove

Mystery Cove Bookshop - Hulls Cove, MEMystery Cove Bookshop

1 Dewey St.
Phone: (207) 288 4665
Type: Primarily used books with new books
Specialty: General Interest, Literary, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Find us: Facebook

Mystery Cove Book Shop overlooks the ocean in lovely Hulls Cove Maine, just three miles from downtown Bar Harbor and on the edge of Acadia National Park. We have books in all subjects including books on Maine, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor.

Islesboro

Artisan Books and Bindery - 111 Derby Rd. - (207) 734-6852 - New & Used books - Specialty: Working bindery

Kittery

RiverRun Bookstore - 7 Wallingford Sq. - (207) 703-0432

Lewiston

Bates Bookstore - 56 Campus Ave., Chase Hall - (207) 786-6121 - General books

Mount Vernon

The Peoples Book Shop - 605 Wingsmill Rd. - (207) 620-2392

Norway

Books N Things - 430 Main St. - (207) 739-6200

Orono

University of Maine Bookstore - 5778 University Bookstore - (207) 581-1700 - General books

Portland

Letterpress Books - Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St. - (207) 747-4232

Longfellow Books - 1 Monument Way - (207) 772-4045

USM Bookstore - 96 Falmouth St., Woodbury Campus Ctr. - (207) 780-4072 - General books

Portsmouth

RiverRun Bookstore - 142 Fleet St. - (603) 431-03801

Rockland

Hello Hello Books - 316 Main St. - (207) 593-7780

Reading Corner Bookstore - 408 Main St. - (207) 596-6651

South Portland

Nonesuch Books & Cards - 50 Market St., Mill Creek Shopping Ctr. - (207) 799-2659

Waterville

Children's Book Cellar - 52 Main St. - (207) 872-4543 - Children's books

Colby Bookstore - Cotter Union, 5400 Mayflower Hill - (207) 859-5400 - General books

Winthrop

Apple Valley Books - 121 Main St. - (207) 377-3967

Yarmouth

Royal River Books - 355 Main St. - (207) 846-8006

 

 

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