is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.

NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Maine

The best list of independent Maine bookstores


  • City Title Bangor
  • Address 1 27 Central St.
  • Phone (207) 941-0255
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's

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.

  • Address 1 178 Front St.
  • Phone (207) 443-8689
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Belfast
  • Address 1 135 High St.
  • Phone (207) 930-6325
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

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!

Nautical Scribe Books features used, new, and discount maritime themed books. We also sell ship models, maritime art, photographs, and collectibles. And for kids, we have boating themed children's books and toys. A wonderful selection of quality used books at low prices, hundreds priced less than $10.

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.
  • City Title Blue Hill
  • Address 1 26 Pleasant St.
  • Phone (207) 374-5632
  • Address 1 33 Water St.
  • Phone (207) 374-8825
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Bridgton
  • Address 1 140 Main St.
  • Phone (207) 647-2122
  • City Title Brunswick
  • Address 1 134 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.
  • City Title Bucksport
  • Address 1 71 Main St.
  • Phone (207) 469-8992
  • City Title Eastport
  • Address 1 28 Washington St
  • Phone (207) 853-0003
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings

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.

  • City Title Falmouth
  • Address 1 251 US Route 1 Ste 8
  • Phone (207) 781-4808
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

A locally owned Book Store in Falmouth. We sell all genres of books, magazines, cards, wrapping, and gifts to inspire! Open 7 days a week.

  • City Title Farmington
  • Image Image
  • 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
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
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.
  • City Title Hulls Cove
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 1 Dewey St.
  • Phone (207) 288 4665
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Literary, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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.
  • City Title Kennebunkport
  • Address 1 Port Walk, Dock Square
  • Phone (207) 967-9989
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

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.

  • City Title Lewiston
  • Address 1 65 Campus Ave., Chase Hall
  • Phone (207) 786-6121
  • Type New books
  • City Title Lincolnville
  • Address 1 2526 Atlantic Hwy
  • Phone (207) 789-5555
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings

A distinctive book shop featuring quality books, (new and second hand), gifts, cafe, literary events, local art and jewelry MADE IN MAINE, New England, and USA, by small, family-owned businesses or individuals. We pamper our shoppers with knowledgeable service, comfortable seats and a warm, relaxing atmosphere.

  • City Title Mount Vernon
  • Address 1 605 Wingsmill Rd.
  • Phone (207) 620-2392
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • City Title Norway
  • Address 1 430 Main St.
  • Phone (207) 739-6200

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.

  • City Title Portland
  • Address 1 Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St.
  • Phone (207) 747-4232
  • Type New books
We sell new books and are open every day! Tuesday is Senior Discount Day.

A new independent bookstore on Portland's East End.

  • Address 1 96 Falmouth St., Woodbury Campus Ctr.
  • Phone (207) 780-4072
  • City Title Rockland
  • Address 1 316 Main St.
  • Phone (207) 593-7780
  • City Title Sedgwick
  • 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.

  • City Title South Portland
  • Address 1 50 Market St., Mill Creek Shopping Ctr.
  • Phone (207) 799-2659
  • Type New books
  • City Title Waterville
  • Address 1 52 Main St.
  • Phone (207) 872-4543
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's

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.

  • Address 1 Cotter Union, 5400 Mayflower Hill
  • Phone (207) 859-5400
  • Address 1 25 Concourse E
  • Phone (207) 877-2484
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Spend less - read more at RE-BOOKS. Refresh your imagination.

The friendliest book store on the coast of Maine. New and used books for all ages.

  • City Title Yarmouth
  • Image Image
  • Address 1 355 Main St.
  • Phone (207) 846-8006
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

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.


We welcome any/all Feedback.