Three years ago, I got it in my head that I needed to buy a copy of ‘The Shining’ by Stephen King. So began a quest through dozens of bookshops all over Maine….
Summer in Maine is perfect for hitting the road and discovering new shops, ice cream stands, drive-in theaters, restaurants… and, of course, bookstores. Because what is summer without good reads?
Spontaneity is good, especially when there’s a bookshop waiting at the end of the journey.
This shop first struck my eye with its huge yellow banner proclaiming BETTER BARGAIN BOOKS. In my experience, there has never been a more effective marketing ploy to get me in the door of a merchandising establishment.
Imagine: here in this room full of survivors, all of us have tell-tale hearts. We long and love to share our stories. All you have to do is listen.
The old adage is true: the best things in life are free. And the best things in life are usually the simplest things. There are a lot of those simple things to be found right here in our great state. Springtime in Maine – otherwise known as mud season – offers up several conflicting examples […]
Chances are, this snowy second day of spring in Maine has got you dreaming of warmer climes. Maybe you’re imagining yourself on a white, sandy beach with a fruity drink in hand, watching the waves roll in. Or, if you’re not so much a summer person, but still an anywhere-but-here person, perhaps you are pondering […]
For our latest bookish adventure, we took the advice of one of Twice Sold Tales’ readers and went up to Rockland. This reader had gotten in touch with me after I posted my piece about the train leaving us there one autumn day. He suggested a few bookshops, stores, and restaurants where we should go […]
It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry. I can’t take credit for this statement (thank Bob Dylan), but the sentiment behind it rang true for me one sunny afternoon this past fall. That was the day we missed our train back home, leaving us stranded in Rockland. It was bright […]
This weekend, we took to the woods. I say this with not a faint trace of irony… Growing up in the true North Country – Aroostook County – none of the woods around the Mid Coast area compare to the lush, unending forests of my childhood. But we do the best with what we have, […]