NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Maine
The best list of independent Maine bookstores
Specializing in children's books from birth through high school, The Briar Patch also carries books on parenting and resources for teachers. Games, crafts, toys, and a wide selection of Playmobil fill the store with something for everyone.
We've got the book for you! From exciting novels by your favorite authors to culture changing conversations. Come in to find bestselling new releases, timeless classics, sweet children's books, and books by Maine authors.
Bellabooks is a unique independent book store that offers a wide array of both quality used and new books, as well as antiques. We offer a family membership program with special discounts to our members, and strive to provide all of our customers with a unique and fun experience. Come in and visit us today!
Since 2004, we've been a locally owned store that's devoted to passionate readers everywhere. We're open daily, year-round and are happy to take special orders and mail books to you. We are especially strong in fiction, children's, Maine titles, cooking, history, biography, and belles lettres. Our salon-like environment encourages browsing and we take great pride in hosting dozens of author readings throughout the year. Well-mannered dogs always welcome.
Elements offers specialty coffee, quality books, local craft beer, live music and special events!
Rabelais is a bookshop dedicated to the pursuit of good food and drink. From DIY to Fine Cuisine, we're a resource for people interested in improving what they eat. We carry new, out-of-print, and rare books on cooking and food culture.
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.
Established in 1997, BookStacks is a terrific little independent bookstore boasting over 5,000 new book titles, more than 1,500 periodicals, and an assortment of greeting cards and gifts. We offer free Wi-Fi 24/7 and pretty good coffee. Open 7 days.
Local coffees, teas, pastries, cakes, and cookies. Local authors. Best sellers and indie picks. Events. Unique magazines. Fiercely indie, truly local.
A carefully curated bookstore specializing in maritime history, showcasing coastal Maine-based writers, offering a thorough selection of environmental history writing. Located in the picture-perfect town of Castine, Maine.
John Smith Books is the eastern most bookstore in the eastern most city in the USA, Eastport, Maine. We are a small, in home, bookstore, featuring retail, wholesale, and Internet sales. Relaxed atmosphere, drop by, the coffee pot (and tea pot) are on. We specialize in antique, collectible, and fine used books including a small collection of new books.
A locally owned Book Store in Falmouth. We sell all genres of books, magazines, cards, wrapping, and gifts to inspire! Hosting author events, and open 7 days a week.
- City Title Farmington
- Title Link Devaney, Doak & Garrett, Booksellers
- Address 1 193 Broadway
- Phone (207) 778-3454
- Type New books
- Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
- Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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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 our specialties, and we host author events.
- Title Link Twice Sold Tales
- Address 1 155 Main St.
- Phone (207) 778-4411
- Type Used books
- Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Educational, Feminist, LGBT, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
- Sidelines Artwork, Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts
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The coziest, giant used bookstore you’ll come across! Come search for your treasure.
A tiny little indie bookshop with a big heart and kaleidoscope of good vibes. Used and new unique editions, best sellers, cookbooks, Maine themes, physical and spiritual health, young adult, first readers, and so much more!
The Bookworm has been in business for over thirty years. We have new and used books, greeting cards, and gifts. We support local authors and artisans and welcome special orders.
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.
Fine Print Booksellers is an independently owned and operated bookstore located at Port Walk in Dock Square, Kennebunkport. We carry current bestsellers, local authors, and fiction. Offering an in-depth knowledge of literary trends, you will never be without a perfect book in Kennebunkport.
Full service bookstore with new books, toys, magazines, greeting cards and more!
The Maine Bookhouse was established as a family-owned and operated bookstore in 2002. With over 14,000 titles in stock and ready to ship anywhere in the world, we offer a large, diverse, and eclectic selection of quality, new & gently read books including collectible children's, first editions, signed books, classic literature, the uncommon and more.
A haven for the curious! Widely ranging used books, many out of print. We cover general topics extensively, and specialize in science fiction, horror, mystery, and other weird fiction, as well as esoteric topics, including but not limited to philosophy, occult, illusionism, cryptozoology, paranormal pursuits, and more. Select new book stock available through our website. Please email with used book requests for mail order. Open year-round. Please check Facebook or Google Business for hours as factors change. Current limited hours for browsing are Weds-Sat 12:00-4:00, with additional hours being added in May.
We sell new and used books and are open every day! Tuesday is Senior Discount Day. We host regular author events, storytimes, and more.
Longfellow Books is a fiercely independent community bookstore located in downtown Portland, Maine. Visit our website to stay up to date on upcoming author events.
We are an independent bookshop in Rockland, Maine. We carry high quality new and used books, as well as a careful selection of unusual cards, magazines, and merchandise.
- City Title Sedgwick
- Title Link Pushcart Press Bookstore
- Address 1 Christy Hill Sedgwick Village
- Type Primarily new with some used books
The world's smallest bookstore, carrying a complete stock of Pushcart Press titles, as well as hundreds of slightly used classics.
We are a bookstore for lovers of sailing and the sea. Beautiful ship models and maritime art. While browsing, enjoy a coffee, espresso, or tea. Thousands of books priced below $10 in sixty-four subject categories. Located in mid-coast Maine directly on U.S. Route 1.
The best source for children's books, games, and toys in Central Maine! We are now featuring a growing selection of books for adults. We special order books, too.
A bookstore, bar, coffee shop, and community space in Westbrook, Maine.
Stop in to browse the latest bestsellers, discover a local author, or ask our friendly staff for a suggestion. You will find a delightful children’s section and a unique selection of cards and gifts. We offer free gift wrapping, loyalty rewards, and a 10% discount for all special orders.