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There are 11 "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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Letterpress Books (2.0 miles)
91 Auburn St, Portland, ME 04103
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
22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102
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

Local events

Nov
3
John Connolly
Naples Public Library, Monday, November 3 at 6:30pm
John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
4
John Connolly
Books-A-Million #851 - South Portland, ME, Tuesday, November 4 at 6pm
John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
4
Brock Clarke: The Happiest People in the World *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Tuesday, November 4 at 7pm
The happiest people in the world by Brock Clarke Tuesday, November 4th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books

Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York—there you have an idea of Brock Clarke’s new novel, The happiest people in the world.

Who are “The happiest people in the world”? Theoretically, it’s all the people who live in Denmark, the country that gave the world Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales and the open-face sandwich. But Denmark is also where some political cartoonists got into very unhappy trouble when they attempted to depict Muhammad in their drawings, which prompted protests, arson, and even assassination attempts.

Imagine, then, that one of those cartoonists, given protection through the CIA, is relocated to a small town in upstate New York where he is given a job as a high school guidance counselor. Once there, he manages to fall in love with the wife of the high school principal, who himself is trying to get over the effects of a misguided love affair with the very CIA agent who sent the cartoonist to him. Imagine also that virtually every other person in this tiny town is a CIA operative.

The result is a darkly funny tale of paranoia and the all-American obsession with security and the conspiracies that threaten it, written in a tone that is simultaneously filled with wonder and anger in almost equal parts. "Clarke dazzles with a dizzying study in extremes, cruising at warp speed between bleak and optimistic, laugh-out-loud funny and unbearable sadness. His comedy of errors is impossible to put down.” -Publishers Weekly

“This novel, good lord, is his best one yet. Brock Clarke portrays, with terrifying accuracy, the lives of people who constantly ruin things without ever quite understanding why or how, which eventually gives way to a strange kind of invulnerability. There is no writer who does this better than he does, creating that wonderful mixture of unexpected, sharp comedy and genuine empathy. The Danes may be The happiest people in the world, but you can easily join those ranks simply by reading this amazing book.” -Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang “Brock Clarke’s hilarious new novel starts out in rural Denmark, then takes us someplace really foreign and utterly weird: upstate New York. The parallel universe Clarke creates there is both our world and not, and like his baffled, yearning characters, we navigate it with surprise and wonder.” -Richard Russo, author of Elsewhere Brock Clarke is the author of Exley and An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, which was a national bestseller and has appeared in a dozen foreign editions, and three other books. He lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches creative writing at Bowdoin College. Join us for a reading with one of our favorite Maine literary talents , ask your questions and get your books signed!

Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York—there you have an idea of Brock Clarke’s new novel, The happiest people in the world.

Who are “The happiest people in the world”? Theoretically, it’s all the people who live in Denmark, the country that gave the world Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales and the open-face sandwich. But Denmark is also where some political cartoonists got into very unhappy trouble when they attempted to depict Muhammad in their drawings, which prompted protests, arson, and even assassination attempts.

Imagine, then, that one of those cartoonists, given protection through the CIA, is relocated to a small town in upstate New York where he is given a job as a high school guidance counselor. Once there, he manages to fall in love with the wife of the high school principal, who himself is trying to get over the effects of a misguided love affair with the very CIA agent who sent the cartoonist to him. Imagine also that virtually every other person in this tiny town is a CIA operative.

The result is a darkly funny tale of paranoia and the all-American obsession with security and the conspiracies that threaten it, written in a tone that is simultaneously filled with wonder and anger in almost equal parts. "Clarke dazzles with a dizzying study in extremes, cruising at warp speed between bleak and optimistic, laugh-out-loud funny and unbearable sadness. His comedy of errors is impossible to put down.” -Publishers Weekly

“This novel, good lord, is his best one yet. Brock Clarke portrays, with terrifying accuracy, the lives of people who constantly ruin things without ever quite understanding why or how, which eventually gives way to a strange kind of invulnerability. There is no writer who does this better than he does, creating that wonderful mixture of unexpected, sharp comedy and genuine empathy. The Danes may be The happiest people in the world, but you can easily join those ranks simply by reading this amazing book.” -Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang “Brock Clarke’s hilarious new novel starts out in rural Denmark, then takes us someplace really foreign and utterly weird: upstate New York. The parallel universe Clarke creates there is both our world and not, and like his baffled, yearning characters, we navigate it with surprise and wonder.” -Richard Russo, author of Elsewhere Brock Clarke is the author of Exley and An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, which was a national bestseller and has appeared in a dozen foreign editions, and three other books. He lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches creative writing at Bowdoin College. Join us for a reading with one of our favorite Maine literary talents , 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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Nov
6
Richard Blanco
Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay, Thursday, November 6 at 00am
Richard Blanco (For All of Us, One Today) (added from Random House)
Nov
6
Frank Smith: Dream SInger *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, November 6 at 7pm
Dream Singer by Frank Smith Thursday, November 6th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books Dream Singer was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize, “in support of a literature for social change.” The prize was created and is championed by best-selling novelist Barbara Kingsolver. The heart of Dream Singer flows from a chance crossing of paths - that of Elijah McCloud and Jackie Logan. The two are different in every way imaginable—except one: both are deeply wounded by loss. Elijah once possessed the rare gift of dream singing—seeing the future through dreams—but lost it through a selfish act. It caused him to become estranged from his family, his Modoc tribal heritage, and himself. He now lives a reclusive life in the mountains. Jackie, a young runaway from Seattle, stumbles upon a murder in a rail yard—and flees the killer. A seemingly chance crossing of paths changes both Elijah’s and Jackie’s fates. The grandeur of the West and Native people’s ancient ties to the land are central in this story about the betrayal of love and the quest for redemption. Listening keenly to rekindled dreams and the natural world becomes a matter of life and death—and ultimately, hope. "Elijah McCloud is a great character in American literature. Smith writes lyrically of his world, the American West, what once was and still is. Part love story, tragedy, and mystery, Dream Singer is a free-rolling journey of the heart." -Pat Conroy, bestselling novelist, The Prince of Tides Frank O. Smith has provided professional writing services as The Writing Group for 30 years. His clients include individuals, technology startups, and Fortune 500 companies. He has written for regional and national magazines, both under his own byline and as a ghostwriter for others. He is a journalist and corporate consultant. He is also a novelist, teacher and writing coach. Join us to celebrate Frank's debut novel, ask your questions and get your books signed! "Elijah McCloud is a great character in American literature. Smith writes lyrically of his world, the American West, what once was and still is. Part love story, tragedy, and mystery, Dream Singer is a free-rolling journey of the heart." -Pat Conroy, bestselling novelist, The Prince of Tides Frank O. Smith has provided professional writing services as The Writing Group for 30 years. His clients include individuals, technology startups, and Fortune 500 companies. He has written for regional and national magazines, both under his own byline and as a ghostwriter for others. He is a journalist and corporate consultant. He is also a novelist, teacher and writing coach. Join us to celebrate Frank's debut 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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Nov
13
Jill Mullin: Drawing Autism *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Thursday, November 13 at 7pm
Drawing Autism by Jill Mullin Thursday, November 13th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books Over the last decade autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no racial, ethnic, or social barriers. Behavior analyst and educator Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work from established artists like Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park, to the unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone who knows someone diagnosed with ASD. Mullin’s introduction and the foreword by best-selling author Temple Grandin provide an overview of autism and advocate for nurturing the talents, artistic and otherwise, of autistic individuals.

Using artwork created by individuals diagnosed with ASD, Drawing Autism celebrates their artistry and self-expression while also serving as an accessible point of entry into understanding how ASD manifests in individuals. Autism is known as a “spectrum disorder” because no two diagnoses are exactly the same; however, there are characteristic traits of ASD. Through their art, the contributors exhibit unique perspectives on how they see the world and their places in it. The book’s seven chapters—Interaction, Individual and Societal; Repetition, Repetition, Repetition; Getting from Here to There; Bird’s Eye View; Another World; It’s All History; Art for Art’s Sake—speak directly to the core characteristics of ASD.

"What is the actual experience of living with autism in a deep-felt sense, beyond the social stereotypes and headline-worthy superskills? Drawing Autism, a celebration of the artistry and self-expression found in artwork by people diagnosed with autism, explores just that. The stunning volume features works by more fifty international contributors, from children to established artists, that illustrate the rich multiplicity of the condition." -The Atlantic

"Mullin, a behavior analyst, brings together fascinating works by 40 artists on the spectrum with their answers to her questions about their process." -The Boston Globe Jill Mullin, MA MSEd BCBA, is a New York City-based behavior analyst who has been working with individuals with ASD since 2000. Join us for an incredible evening with Jill, ask your questions, share your own experiences and get your books signed! Over the last decade autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no racial, ethnic, or social barriers. Behavior analyst and educator Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work from established artists like Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park, to the unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone who knows someone diagnosed with ASD. Mullin’s introduction and the foreword by best-selling author Temple Grandin provide an overview of autism and advocate for nurturing the talents, artistic and otherwise, of autistic individuals.

Using artwork created by individuals diagnosed with ASD, Drawing Autism celebrates their artistry and self-expression while also serving as an accessible point of entry into understanding how ASD manifests in individuals. Autism is known as a “spectrum disorder” because no two diagnoses are exactly the same; however, there are characteristic traits of ASD. Through their art, the contributors exhibit unique perspectives on how they see the world and their places in it. The book’s seven chapters—Interaction, Individual and Societal; Repetition, Repetition, Repetition; Getting from Here to There; Bird’s Eye View; Another World; It’s All History; Art for Art’s Sake—speak directly to the core characteristics of ASD.

"What is the actual experience of living with autism in a deep-felt sense, beyond the social stereotypes and headline-worthy superskills? Drawing Autism, a celebration of the artistry and self-expression found in artwork by people diagnosed with autism, explores just that. The stunning volume features works by more fifty international contributors, from children to established artists, that illustrate the rich multiplicity of the condition." -The Atlantic

"Mullin, a behavior analyst, brings together fascinating works by 40 artists on the spectrum with their answers to her questions about their process." -The Boston Globe Jill Mullin, MA MSEd BCBA, is a New York City-based behavior analyst who has been working with individuals with ASD since 2000. Join us for an incredible evening with Jill, ask your questions, share your own experiences 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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Nov
18
Diane Cook: Man v. Nature *at Longfellow Books*
Longfellow Books, Tuesday, November 18 at 7pm
Man v Nature: Stories by Diane Cook Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories that illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, and the veneer of civilization over our darkest urges. Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. Through these characters Cook asks: What is at the root of our most heartless, selfish impulses? Why are people drawn together in such messy, needful ways? When the unexpected intrudes upon the routine, what do we discover about ourselves? As entertaining as it is dangerous, this accomplished collection explores the boundary between the wild and the civilized, where nature acts as a catalyst for human drama and lays bare our vulnerabilities, fears, and desires.

“Here’s a good rule: If Diane Cook wrote it, read it…Safety is tenuous, if not an illusion, in her thoughtful, unsettling, and darkly funny collection.” -Boston Globe

“Man v Nature is as close to experiencing a Picasso as literature can get: the worlds in Diane Cook’s impressive debut are bizarre, vertiginous, funny, pushed to the extreme-but just familiar enough in their nuances of the human condition to evoke an irresistible, around-the-corner reality.” -Tea Obreht, bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife “What I like most about these stories is that many of them are dispatches from the end of the world, and it turns out to be a surprisingly familiar place.” -Ira Glass, Host, This American Life Diane Cook's fiction has been published in Harper's Magazine, Granta, Tin House, Zoetrope, One Story, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and on This American Life, where she worked as a radio producer for six years. She earned an MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Teaching Fellow. She lives in Oakland, California. Join us for a reading with Diane to celebrate her short story collection debut, ask your questions and get your books signed! A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories that illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, and the veneer of civilization over our darkest urges. Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. Through these characters Cook asks: What is at the root of our most heartless, selfish impulses? Why are people drawn together in such messy, needful ways? When the unexpected intrudes upon the routine, what do we discover about ourselves? As entertaining as it is dangerous, this accomplished collection explores the boundary between the wild and the civilized, where nature acts as a catalyst for human drama and lays bare our vulnerabilities, fears, and desires.

“Here’s a good rule: If Diane Cook wrote it, read it…Safety is tenuous, if not an illusion, in her thoughtful, unsettling, and darkly funny collection.” -Boston Globe

“Man v Nature is as close to experiencing a Picasso as literature can get: the worlds in Diane Cook’s impressive debut are bizarre, vertiginous, funny, pushed to the extreme-but just familiar enough in their nuances of the human condition to evoke an irresistible, around-the-corner reality.” -Tea Obreht, bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife “What I like most about these stories is that many of them are dispatches from the end of the world, and it turns out to be a surprisingly familiar place.” -Ira Glass, Host, This American Life Diane Cook's fiction has been published in Harper's Magazine, Granta, Tin House, Zoetrope, One Story, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and on This American Life, where she worked as a radio producer for six years. She earned an MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Teaching Fellow. She lives in Oakland, California. Join us for a reading with Diane to celebrate her short story collection debut, 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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Nov
19
Gail Gutradt
Portland Public Library, Wednesday, November 19 at 12pm
Gail Gutradt (In a Rocket Made of Ice)

Gail Gutradt has volunteered at the Wat Opot Children’s Community in Cambodia since 2005. Her stories, articles, and poems have appeared in the Japan-based Kyoto Journal, as well as in the Utne Reader and Ashé Journal. Her first Kyoto Journal article, “The Things We’ve Gone Through Together,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Bar Harbor, Maine. From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
26
Carl Hoffman will be promoting Savage Harvest
Carl Hoffman will be promoting Savage Harvest (added from HarperCollins)
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