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Longfellow Books

1 Federal Street / 1 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101

United States

207-772-4045; infolongfellowbooks.com

Type: Bookstore — new books, used books

Web site: http://www.longfellowbooks.com/

Events: http://longfellow.indiebound.com/event

Twitter account: @longfellowbooks

Description: Longfellow's true address is 1 Monument Way, but Google won't map it to that location correctly, so I have chosen very near it instead.

Added by: timspalding.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 1

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Well, there aren't sellers anymore—just one, unfortunately.
January 2010 by timspalding
I didn't realize when I moved out of Maine that one of the things I would miss most were the independent book sellers. These are gems in a beautiful city.
July 2009 by ehough75
Longfellow is my favorite bookstore in Portland! I like the people, the atmosphere, and of course the selection of books.
February 2009 by jayde1599
The nice people who work for Longfellow were one of the reasons my wife and I moved to Portland, ME. Three cheers for Longfellow!
March 2008 by timspalding

Upcoming events

Sep
4
G.A. Morgan: The Fog of Forgetting *at Longfellow Books* (Thursday, September 4 at 7:07pm)
The Fog of Forgetting by G.A. Morgan Thursday, September 4th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books In The Fog of Forgetting, the beginning of a new adventure-fantasy trilogy, five children wash up on the shores of an foreign land, unwitting agents of destiny in a realm struggling to withstand a force that could change their world -- and ours -- forever. Move over, Narnia. The journey to Ayda has begun. Sneaking out for a quick boat ride on a summer day, five children find themselves engulfed in a curtain of dense, powerful fog that transports them from the rocky Maine coast to the mysterious island of Ayda. Rescued by Seaborne, a machete-toting wayfarer of few words, the children suddenly find themselves at the center of a centuries-old battle between Dankar, the ruler of Exor, and three siblings that rule the other realms of Ayda. At stake are the four stones of power and the elusive Fifth Stone that binds them all. When 9-year-old Frankie is kidnapped by Dankar, her older sister Evelyn and the three Thompson brothers must learn to harness the powers of the daylights, ancient forces of earth, fire, water, and air, to navigate their way through the realms of Ayda, rescue her, and find a way home. G.A. Morgan is a powerful new voice in the young adult adventure-fantasy genre, telling a story full of myth and mystery, action and peril. In Ayda, she has created a land rich with history and steeped in lore, one that exists not just in imagination but unnervingly, realistically, parallel to ours. "There's nothing like a foggy island to capture the imagination ... the story is infused with philosophy about the circular nature of life and loss, as well as personal power ... A complex adventure to curl up with on a rainy summer afternoon." -Kirkus Reviews

"The Fog of Forgetting has a magical, timeless quality that-s reminiscent of my own favorite childhood books -- it's the perfect blend of the sailing, swashbuckling Swallows and Amazons, and the children of Narnia, stumbling by accident into a wonderful, dangerous kingdom. As G.A. Morgan sends her lovable, complex kids on their own fantastic voyage, her beautiful, fresh, contemporary writing will transport readers just as those earlier books comforted and thrilled me when I was a lonely kid, hungry for adventures of my own." -Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man and Blue Plate Special G. A. Morgan spent all of her summers on an island in Maine, where she discovered that many secrets lie deep in the fog. She has authored several illustrated nonfiction works under her full name, Genevieve Morgan, and is the author of a recent nonfiction book for teens called Undecided: A Guide to Navigating Life After High School. This is her first work of fiction. She is currently at work on Chantarelle, the second volume of the Five Stones Trilogy, which will be available in summer 2015. Join us to hear from the perfect family summer read, ask your questions and get your books signed! Join us to hear Gail share her journey first hand, ask your questions and get your books signed! G. A. Morgan spent all of her summers on an island in Maine, where she discovered that many secrets lie deep in the fog. She has authored several illustrated nonfiction works under her full name, Genevieve Morgan, and is the author of a recent nonfiction book for teens called Undecided: A Guide to Navigating Life After High School. This is her first work of fiction. She is currently at work on Chantarelle, the second volume of the Five Stones Trilogy, which will be available in summer 2015. Join us to hear from the perfect family summer read, 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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Sep
5
Nicole d'Entremont: A Generation of Leaves *at Longfellow Books* (Friday, September 5 at 7pm)
A Generation of Leaves by Nicole d'Entremont First Friday, September 5th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books A Generation of Leaves begins in Pubnico, Nova Scotia, where Nicole’s ancestors settled centuries ago. The story follows two Acadian brothers who enlist in Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War 1. Nicole's second novel follows the two brothers from Canada to the trenches of France and back though only one brother returns home from the war. Nicole d’Entremont is a writer and teacher with deep ancestral roots in French Canada. She holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education from The University of Southern Maine. For the past thirty years she has taught writing to students from Maine to California. She lives on Peaks Island, Maine and in Nova Scotia. Join us to hear Nicole read from her latest 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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Sep
11
James Witherell: Ed Muskie Made in Maine *at Longfellow Books* (Thursday, September 11 at 7pm)
Ed Muskie: Made in Maine by James Witherell Thursday, September 11th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books This insightful biography covers the life and career of Edmund "Ed" Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, Maine, to his years as the governor of Maine. Born in a paper mill town in Maine's western foothills, Muskie was one of six children of a Polish immigrant and a Polish-American mother whose English was worse than her husband's. His arc through his formative years was singular and unpredictable, an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight. Jim Witherell, an historian from Lewiston, Maine, is also a master Maine Guide and the creator of hiking maps for Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park. Also an avid cyclist, he is the author of Bicycle History as well as L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company. Join us to hear Jim share his knowledge, 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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Sep
12
Chris Guillebeau (Friday, September 12 at 7pm)
Chris Guillebeau (added from Random House)
Sep
18
Lisa Kent: The Peace Cottage *at Longfellow Books* (Thursday, September 18 at 7pm)
The Peace Cottage by Lisa Kent Thursday, September 18th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books No one is prepared for the death of a loved one – least of all Lucy Cook, whose life shatters with the news of her husband’s death. Alienated and alone, Lucy cannot stay in Vermont. Packing up her two daughters and their life, she escapes the demons of her past to find peace and renewal on the coast of Maine. Her new home doesn’t offer her the peace of mind she craves as she learns there are mysteries here she shouldn’t be a part of – and the man who owns her cottage certainly doesn’t shed any light. Learning to live with uncertainty, Lucy’s strength overpowers her fears of being alone as she navigates the strange waters of her new life. A novel of loss, love, and hope, Peace Cottage re-defines what it means to build a life, and to build a home. Lisa Monique Kent is a librarian and first-time author of the novel Peace Cottage, a story about hope and new beginnings. She lives with her family and pets in rural Vermont, and is currently working on her second book, Vinehart Farm. Join us to hear debut author, Lisa Kent, read from her touching novel, ask your questions and get your books signed! Lisa Monique Kent is a librarian and first-time author of the novel Peace Cottage, a story about hope and new beginnings. She lives with her family and pets in rural Vermont, and is currently working on her second book, Vinehart Farm. Join us to hear debut author, Lisa Kent, read from her touching 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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Sep
26
Jon Derek Croteau: My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within *at Longfellow Books* (Friday, September 26 at 7pm)
My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within by Jon Derek Croteau Friday, September 26th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books As a child, Jon tried desperately to be his father’s version of the all-American boy, denying his gayness in a futile attempt to earn the love and respect of an abusive man. With this he built a deep, internalized homophobia that made him want to disappear rather than live with the truth about himself. That denial played out in the forms of anorexia, bulimia, and obsessive running, which consumed him as an adolescent and young adult. It wasn’t until a grueling yet transformative Outward Bound experience that Jon began to face his sexual identity. This exploration continued as he entered college and started the serious work of sorting through years of repressed anger to separate from his father’s control and condemnation. My Thinning Years is an inspiring story of courage, creativity, and the will to live--and of recreating the definition of family to include friends, relatives, and teachers who support you in realizing your true self. "Jon Derek Croteau's powerful new book is a beacon shining on the puzzle of life." -Bob Dotson, New York Times bestselling author of American Story, a Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things “Jon Derek Croteau writes with unstinting honesty, and courageously explores the harmful effects of bullies long after they’ve left the scene. But he also reveals the plain fact that the greatest bully we have to win over is often the one within us.” -James Lecesne, co-founder, The Trevor Project Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D., is on a mission to make a difference and help those who are in need, disenfranchised, or impacted by discrimination. A senior partner at a leadership consultancy for higher education and healthcare clients across the globe, he is also deeply involved in several foundations and nonprofits, where he champions for equal rights and effective leadership. The author of three academic books on staff development and leadership as well as numerous articles for journals and periodicals, he is a highly sought-out speaker on the topics of eating disorder recovery, body image, and coming out. Jon legally married his partner, Justin Croteau, in 2007 and currently resides in Vermont. Join us to hear Jon share his inspiring journey first hand, ask your questions and get your books signed! Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D., is on a mission to make a difference and help those who are in need, disenfranchised, or impacted by discrimination. A senior partner at a leadership consultancy for higher education and healthcare clients across the globe, he is also deeply involved in several foundations and nonprofits, where he champions for equal rights and effective leadership. The author of three academic books on staff development and leadership as well as numerous articles for journals and periodicals, he is a highly sought-out speaker on the topics of eating disorder recovery, body image, and coming out. Jon legally married his partner, Justin Croteau, in 2007 and currently resides in Vermont. Join us to hear Jon share his inspiring journey first hand, 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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Oct
28
John Searles will be promoting Help for the Haunted (Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm)
John Searles will be promoting Help for the Haunted (added from HarperCollins)

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