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Location: Cumston, ME 04259-0239, United States

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There are 10 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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1600 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
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716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
377 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
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800 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092
Andover College (2.4 miles)
901 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
25 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
96 Falmouth St., Portland, Maine 04104-9300
246 Deering Ave., Portland, ME 04102
Annie's Book Stop (3.0 miles)
295 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101
314 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
110 Marginal Way, #777, Portland, ME 04101
195 North Street, Portland, ME 04101
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430 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106
661 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Coast City Comics (3.6 miles)
656 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
519 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101-3426
Yes Books (3.7 miles)
589 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101
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Longfellow Books (3.7 miles)
1 Federal Street / 1 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101
142 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101
241 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Casablanca Comics (3.9 miles)
151 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101
49 Exchange Street, Portland, ME 04101
155 Wescott Road, South Porltand, ME 04106
456 Payne Rd., Scarborough, Maine 04074
50 Market Street, South Portland, ME 04106
5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
482 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106
The Book Review (5.2 miles)
251 US Rte 1, Falmouth, ME 04105
71 South Street, Gorham, ME 04038-1715
The Bookworm (6.0 miles)
42 Main St. #A, Gorham, ME 04038
857 Gray Road, Gorham, ME 04038-5860
48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
37 College Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038
129 Island Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
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Six Old Colony Lane, Scarborough, ME 04074
6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Pine Tree Books (7.8 miles)
5 Beach Bluff Terrace, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
25 Gorham Avenue, Long Island, ME 04050
266 Main Street, Cumberland Center, ME 04021-9754
217 Windham Center Road, Windham, ME 04062
2 Standish Neck Road, Gorham, ME 04038-2469
Royal River Books (10.3 miles)
355 Main St, Yarmouth, Maine 04096
Sumner & Stillman (10.4 miles)
215 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096
298 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096
787 Gray Road, Windham, ME 04062
Main Street, Cliff Island, ME 04019
247 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017-3000

Local events

Apr
17
Poetry Evening *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, April 17 at 7pm
Maine Poets Stuart Kestenbaum, Peter Harris & David Sloan Thursday, April 17th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books Stuart Kestenbaum has been the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine since 1988. He is an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council and a recipient of the Distinguished Educator s Award from the James Renwick Alliance. He is the author of three collections of poems, Pilgrimage, House of Thanksgiving, and Prayers and Run-on Sentences. Peter Harris, born in 1947, has taught at Colby College since 1974. His chapbook, Blue Hallelujahs, won the Maine chapbook competition in 1996. His work has appeared in, among other places, The Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, and Green Mountains Review. He has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Arts, Red Cinder House, and the Tyron Guthrie Center in Ireland, and has been awarded a Martin Dibner Writing Fellowship. Davis Sloan is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine s Stonecoast MFA Poetry Program and loves living in Maine, at the edge of the world, with his wife Christine where they both work in Maine's only Waldorf high school. He is the author of two books on teaching: Stages of Imagination: Working Dramatically with Adolescents, and Life Lessons: Reaching Teenagers through Literature. His poetry has appeared most recently in The Barefoot Review, The Broome Review, The Café Review, Carpe Articulum, Innisfree, The Naugatuck River Review, The Northern New England Review, Passager, The Prairie Wolf Press Review and Words and Images. He is a recipient of the 2012 Betsy Sholl and Maine Literary awards, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Join us for an evening with three talented Maine poets as they share their latest works and, of course, sign your books! As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public. Stuart Kestenbaum has been the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine since 1988. He is an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council and a recipient of the Distinguished Educator s Award from the James Renwick Alliance. He is the author of three collections of poems, Pilgrimage, House of Thanksgiving, and Prayers and Run-on Sentences. Peter Harris, born in 1947, has taught at Colby College since 1974. His chapbook, Blue Hallelujahs, won the Maine chapbook competition in 1996. His work has appeared in, among other places, The Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, and Green Mountains Review. He has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Arts, Red Cinder House, and the Tyron Guthrie Center in Ireland, and has been awarded a Martin Dibner Writing Fellowship. Davis Sloan is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine s Stonecoast MFA Poetry Program and loves living in Maine, at the edge of the world, with his wife Christine where they both work in Maine's only Waldorf high school. He is the author of two books on teaching: Stages of Imagination: Working Dramatically with Adolescents, and Life Lessons: Reaching Teenagers through Literature. His poetry has appeared most recently in The Barefoot Review, The Broome Review, The Café Review, Carpe Articulum, Innisfree, The Naugatuck River Review, The Northern New England Review, Passager, The Prairie Wolf Press Review and Words and Images. He is a recipient of the 2012 Betsy Sholl and Maine Literary awards, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Join us for an evening with three talented Maine poets as they share their latest works and, of course, sign your books! As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Ayelet Waldman: Love and Treasure *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Love and treasure by Ayelet Waldman Tuessday, April 22nd, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books

A spellbinding new novel of contraband masterpieces, tragic love, and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes, Ayelet Waldman’s Love and treasure weaves a tale around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in the Second World War. A story of brilliantly drawn characters—a suave and shady art historian, a delusive and infatuated Freudian, a family of singing circus dwarfs fallen into the clutches of Josef Mengele, and desperate lovers facing choices that will tear them apart—Love and treasure is Ayelet Waldman’s finest novel to date: a sad, funny, richly detailed work that poses hard questions about the value of precious things in a time when life itself has no value, and about the slenderest of chains that can bind us to the griefs and passions of the past. “Love and treasure is something of a treasure trove of a novel. Its beautifully integrated parts fit inside one another like the talismanic pendant/ locket at the heart of several love stories. Where the opening chapters evoke the nightmare of Europe in the aftermath of World War II with the hallucinatory vividness of Anselm Kiefer's disturbing canvases, the concluding chapters, set decades before, in a more seemingly innocent time in the early 20th century, are a bittersweet evocation, in miniature, of thwarted personal destinies that yet yield to something like cultural triumph. Ayelet Waldman is not afraid to create characters for whom we feel an urgency of emotion, and she does not resolve what is unresolvable in this ambitious, absorbing and poignantly moving work of fiction." -Joyce Carol Oates "This lush, multigenerational tale...traces the path of a single pendant ... Inventively told from multiple perspectives, Waldman's latest is a seductive reflection on just how complicated the idea of 'home' is—and why it is worth more than treasure." -Publishers Weekly Join us for an evening with Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes. Ayelet Waldman is also the author of novels Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter's Keeper. Her personal essays have been published in The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, and many more. Hear Ayelet read form her latest novel, ask your questions about her work and, of course, get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public. Join us for an evening with Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes. Ayelet Waldman is also the author of novels Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter's Keeper. Her personal essays have been published in The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, and many more. Hear Ayelet read form her latest novel, ask your questions about her work and, of course, get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
24
James Hayman: Darkness First *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, April 24 at 7pm
Darkness First by James Hayman Thursday, April 24th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books The mutilated body of a young woman. The town doctor lying comatose in the road. A hundred and fifty tablets of Canadian OxyContin. This is the havoc that a merciless killer has wreaked on a sleepy Maine seaport. As detectives Maggie Savage and Michael McCabe investigate, they realize the man they are after does not exist. Nobody knows his real name. Nobody has seen his face. But everybody fears his blade. The only one who may know the murderer's true identity is an eleven-year-old girl—who has vanished into thin air. Taut, twisting, and starring two unforgettable heroes, Darkness First will thrill fans of John Sandford and C. J. Box. “Darkness First, Hayman’s terrific third thriller, offers a deplorable villain, tantalizing characters, and a hint of romance mixed in with the twists. What more could a reader ask?” -Library Journal Join us for an evening with James Hayman, former creative director at one of New York’s largest advertising agencies, and author of the acclaimed thrillers The Cutting and The Chill of Night, both international bestsellers. Hear James read from his latest in his McCabe and Savage series, ask your questions and, of course, get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public. Join us for an evening with James Hayman, former creative director at one of New York’s largest advertising agencies, and author of the acclaimed thrillers The Cutting and The Chill of Night, both international bestsellers. Hear James read from his latest in his McCabe and Savage series, ask your questions and, of course, get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
30
Richard Kurin
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Wednesday, April 30 at unknown time
May
1
Jan Elizabeth Watson: What Has Become of You *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, May 1 at 7pm
What Has Become of You by Jan Elizabeth Watson Maine Author!! Thursday, May 1st, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books

What if a teacher’s most promising pupil is also her most dangerous? A tautly plotted psychological thriller, as intelligent as it is mesmerizing... What Has Become of You follows Vera Lundy, an aspiring crime writer and master of self-deprecation who, like many adults, has survived adolescence but hasn’t entirely overcome it. When she agrees to fill in for a private school English teacher on maternity leave, teaching The Catcher in the Rye to privileged girls, Vera feels in over her head. The students are on edge, too, due to the recent murder of a local girl close to their age. Enter Jensen Willard. At fifteen she’s already a gifted writer but also self-destructive and eerily reminiscent of Vera’s younger self. As the two outcasts forge a tentative bond, a sense of menace enfolds their small New England town. When another student, new to the country, is imperiled by her beliefs, Vera finds herself in the vortex of danger—and suspicion. With the threat of a killer at large, the disappearance of her increasingly worri-some pupil, and her own professional reputation at stake, Vera must thread her way among what is right by the law, by her students, and by herself. In this poignant page-turner, populated with beguiling characters and sharp social insights, coming-of-age can happen no matter how old you are. Join us for an evening with Maine author to hear her read from her second novel, ask your questions and get your books signed.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
2
Out & Allied Anthology Vol. 2 *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Friday, May 2 at 7pm
Out & Allied: The Anthology Volume 2 First Friday, May 2nd, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books The Performance is a 30-minute performance piece, comprised of three short pieces adapted from scripts published in volume 2 of Out & Allied: The Anthology. The first edition of Out & Allied: The Anthology, published in 2011, features LGBTQ and ally-written monologues focusing on the experiences of LGBTQ youth, and the importance of allies in schools and faith-based communities. This performance celebrates the release of the second edition of Out & Allied, which serves as a handbook for schools, spiritual communities, friends, and family to celebrate the resilience of LGBTQ youth.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
8
Helen Peppe: Pigs Can't Swim *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, May 8 at 7pm
Pigs Can't Swim by Helen Peppe Thursday, May 8th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books An outrageous, hilarious, and touching memoir by the youngest of nine children in a hardscrabble, beyond-eccentric Maine family. With everything happening on Helen Peppe’s backwoods Maine farm: ferocious sibling rivalry, rock-bottom poverty, feral male chauvinism, sex in the hayloft—life was out of control, even for the animals. Despite the chaos, in telling her family’s story, Peppe manages deadpan humor, an unerring eye for the absurd, and a touching compassion for her utterly overwhelmed parents. While her feisty resilience and candor will inevitably remind readers of Jeannette Walls or Mary Karr, Peppe’s wry insight and moments of tenderness with family and animals are entirely her own. “A writer and photographer’s wry but poignant account of her hardscrabble childhood and adolescence in rural New England…Unsentimental in its character portrayals and forthright yet humorous in its depiction of devastated innocence and family dysfunction, Peppe’s book is a celebration of difference, resilience and the healing power of love.” -Kirkus Reviews Join us to hear Maine author, Helen Peppe, share her memoir of growing up in Maine and get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
14
Christina Baker-Kline in conversation with Kate Manning *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Wednesday, May 14 at 7pm
Bringing History to Life in the Novel with Christina Baker-Kline and Kate Manning Wednesday, May 14th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books

What makes a great book-club read? Our favorite novels transport us to another world. When that world encompasses lost events and characters from the actual past, history comes alive for readers, and book clubs have a lot to talk about. Christina Baker Kline's New York Times bestseller and #1 Book Club pick Orphan Train and Kate Manning's My notorious life are two novels inspired by the great social movements of the 19th century. The authors animate forgotten chapters of history and reclaim lost figures from the attic of the past. Richly-drawn characters in both these moving, meticulously-researched novels are swept up in the orphan-train project that sent 250,000 homeless city children out West to find homes in the years 1853-1925. Their suspenseful stories profoundly resonate with today's headlines about social issues surrounding women, children, birth and adoption. They offer a fascinating look at where we've come from, and how the past informs the present. Please join Christina Baker Kline and Kate Manning to talk about fact and fiction, and how novelists bring the past alive.

“I loved this book: its absorbing back-and-forth story, its vivid history, its eminently loveable characters. Orphan Train wrecked my heart and made me glad to be literate.”-bestselling author, Monica Wood

"Manning's novel is based on the life of Ann Lohman, a New York City midwife… its historical setting and language are densely and effectively styled." -The New York Times Book Review

Join us for an evening with authors Christina Baker-Kline and Kate Manning as they discuss the ups and downs of writing historical fiction, ask your questions about their work and writing process and, of course, get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public. Join us for an evening with authors Christina Baker-Kline and Kate Manning as they discuss the ups and downs of writing historical fiction, ask your questions about their work and writing process and, of course, get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
16
Joel Christian Gill: Strange Fruit *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Friday, May 16 at 7pm
Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill Friday, May 16th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books

Strange Fruit, Volume I is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall "Major" Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history. Join us for an evening with Joel Chrisitan Gill and expeience the graphic novel worhty of a foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.! Hear Joel talk about the process of creating his art, ask your questions and get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public. Join us for an evening with Joel Chrisitan Gill and expeience the graphic novel worhty of a foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.! Hear Joel talk about the process of creating his art, ask your questions and get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
21
Kate Christensen
Portland Public Library, Wednesday, May 21 at 00am
Kate Christensen (In the Drink, Jeremy Thrane, The Epicure's lament, The great man, Trouble, The Astral, Blue plate special)

Kate Christensen is the author of six previous novels, most recently The Astral. The great man won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has published reviews and essays in numerous publications, most recently the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, O, Elle, and Gilt Taste. She writes an occasional drinks column for The Wall Street Journal called "With a Twist." Her blog can be accessed at: http://katechristensen.wordpress.com. She lives in Portland, Maine. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
29
Becki Smith: Starting Out *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, May 29 at 7pm
Starting Out: Life Lessons for Graduates by Becki Smith Thursday, May 29th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books Journalist Becki Smith has a special interest in telling real stories of real people living life after school. When her son, Jake Smith, graduated from Tisch School of the Arts, Becki drew upon her own experiences and her friendships with successful professionals in New England to create a collection of advice for him to take into the adult world. This very special gift was the inspiration for the book that became Starting Out: Life Lessons for Graduates, revised and expanded for a whole new generation of graduates. Becki is a former executive producer at WCSH6 in Portland, Maine, where she produced the TV shows Bill Greene’s Maine and 207.

Gleaned from the real-world triumphs and tribulations of more than eighty celebrities in New England, editor Becki Smith has collected a very special volume of wisdom intended to guide the new graduate through the challenges of adulthood. Ranging from solid, how-to advice on getting a job to humorous lists of “don’ts,” to heartfelt encouragement and tips for success, the contributors to this volume lend their wit, perspective, and intelligence in honor of the next generation of graduates. Designed as a keepsake, Starting Out: Life Lessons for Graduates, is a unique gift for the young adult that will last a lifetime. Contributors include Susan Collins, Tim Ferrell, Rob Caldwell, Barry Mills, Robert Shetterly, Linda Greenlaw, Don Campbell, Geoff Howe, George Mitchell, Chellie Pingree, Pete Kilpatrick, Dora Anne Mills, Bob Ludwig, Spose, Patrick Dempsey, Chris Brown, Dahlov Ipcar, Cal Hancock, Angus King, Les Otten, Brett Wickard, and many more. Join us for an evening with Becki, stock up on the perfect Maine graduation gift and, of course, get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public. Join us for an evening with Becki, stock up on the perfect Maine graduation gift and, of course, get your books signed. As always, Longfellow Books events are free and open to the public.

Location: Street: One Monument Way City: Portland, Province: Maine Postal Code: 04101-4078 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
17
Rebecca Makkai
Longfellow Books, Thursday, July 17 at 7pm
Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House

bookstore. author event. (added from Penguin)
Oct
28
John Searles will be promoting Help for the Haunted
Longfellow Books, Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm
John Searles will be promoting Help for the Haunted (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
26
Carl Hoffman will be promoting Savage Harvest
Carl Hoffman will be promoting Savage Harvest (added from HarperCollins)
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