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On the Road: Maine State Library

There's Something About The Maine State Library For the first time, I visited the Maine State Library and - surprise! - it was fantastic. My trip was prompted by the latest book chosen for the #AnHistorianReads book club. The library I frequent did not have a copy, and I could not request the book from … Continue reading On the Road: Maine State Library

On The Road: The Green Hand

There's Something About The Green Hand Bookstore From one end to the other, Portland (Maine) is only wanting for bookstores in the sense that in a perfect world there would be a bookstore on every block. And the best part of Portland’s bookstore scene is the variety of used bookstores across the peninsula. If I … Continue reading On The Road: The Green Hand

On The Road: The Briar Patch

There's Something About The Briar Patch When it comes to cities in the Pine Tree State (granted, we don't have many), none other embodies the Maine experience like Bangor. It's a gateway to both the coast and the County, its suburbia sprawls historically around the smaller downtown, and it's a great place to keep busy and stay … Continue reading On The Road: The Briar Patch

Barnes & Noble – Augusta, Maine

There's Something About Barnes & Noble When I started my On The Road series, I told myself to stick to writing about bookstores, cafes, and hangouts that are underrated, exceptionally special to me, and on my non-physical bookish bucket list. From the title of this blog post, you are probably thinking, "way to veer off … Continue reading Barnes & Noble – Augusta, Maine

Powell’s City of Books – Portland, Oregon

There's Something About Powell's City of Books For my first trip to the west coast (Portland, Oregon to be exact), I made sure Powell's City of Books was at the top of my must-see list. Powell's is an independent bookseller, has an inventory of over two million books, and is a third-generation owned business with … Continue reading Powell’s City of Books – Portland, Oregon