Monthly Archives: January 2016

Paradise lost and found – the joy of Lippincott Books

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Do you remember your first used bookshop? Can you still recall the way the afternoon light streamed in through the windows, or how you felt when you walked in the door, bell tinkling above you, and knew you were in a place full of actual magic? To tell a tale of Lippincott Books, I must […]

Stopping by woods on a winter afternoon

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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, […]

5 ways reading benefits your children (and you)

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“Why do you write?” It was a question posed to my writing workshop class my final year of college. I’ve been mulling it over in my mind ever since, and four years later, I finally have the answer I wish I’d given that day instead of spewing whatever other word-vomit came out of my mouth. […]

A World of Possibility at the Curtis Memorial Library

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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 […]