Tag Archives: Brunswick ME

3 more bookstores to visit in Maine this summer

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?

Celebrating National Library Week: How three libraries transformed one reader

Happy National Library Week, readers! In my opinion, every week should be spent celebrating the role of libraries in our culture and society. Libraries bring people together in ways no other establishment ever could – not only through books and literacy, but through technology, community outreach programs, educational opportunities, historical/genealogical research… Essentially, a trip to […]

Books and weekend adventures in Rockland

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 […]

More reasons to love Curtis Memorial Library

Did you know that February is Love Your Library Month? I’d be remiss if I didn’t post at least one library-related piece, and I’d miss out on an opportunity to gush (again) about how much I love my own Curtis Memorial Library. You may remember a previous piece I published about CML last month, in […]

How to laugh when you miss your train

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 […]

Stopping by woods on a winter afternoon

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, […]

A World of Possibility at the Curtis Memorial Library

To share the wonders of Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, I must begin at the beginning. Not the very beginning of the library itself (which was built in 1904 and then renovated and expanded in 1999), but the first time I happened upon it, and the circumstances under which I found myself wandering amongst its […]