Category Archives: Books – Maine & Local

Book: What’s Cooking in Maine – A Practical Cookbook of Good Maine Food, 1964

Hardcover.  Printed in Farmington, Maine.  This is a second edition. Price:  $8.00.  Plus 5.5% State of Maine sales tax. Condition:  Used, and somewhat worn as the back cover shows (see below). All sales, after expenses, go to support The Grief … Continue reading

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We Now Have at Least 14,000 Books in Our Inventory…

… and the shop is kind of a wreck.  (These photos don’t show the seriously high stacks of boxes and boxes and boxes of books to be unpacked.) In the past week, I’ve added a good 4,000-5,000 books to the … Continue reading

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Auburn ME Centennial Souvenir Brochure, 1869-1969

  We love-love-love this souvenir brochure from Auburn’s Centennial (1869-1969), which is now almost 50 years old!  The pictures of the swollen Androscoggin, and workers trying to remove ice and flooding from Auburn’s downtown are startling; the photos of the … Continue reading

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Annual Reports, Town of Pownal ME

New or established residents of Pownal will surely find these town reports scintillating reading!  (Seriously…. we love this kind of stuff!) Years include:  1983, 1984 (2 copies), 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (2), 1991, 1992 (2), 1993, 1994 (2), 1995 (3), … Continue reading

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Annual Report, Town of Windham ME – 1967

Whoa….  Someone on Amazon is selling the 1998 Annual Report of the Town of Windham Maine for $12.00 plus $3.99 shipping!  Our copy is much more interesting since it’s more than 30 years older… and it’s only $8.00! Condition:  Very … Continue reading

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Soil Survey – Aroostook County, Maine – Northeastern Part, Issued 1964

This large manual also gives the following information on the cover: Series 1958, No. 27.   United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.  In cooperation with the University of Maine Agricultural Experiment Station. Condition:  Very good. # Pages / Maps: 80 … Continue reading

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Soil Survey – Penobscot County Maine, Issued 1963 – With Loads of Maps!

This large manual also gives the following information on the cover: Series 1959, No. 28.   United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.  In cooperation with the University of Maine Agricultural Experiment Station. I considered taking the book apart … Continue reading

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SOLD! Amazing WWII Era Scrapbook from Boothbay Harbor ME

This was originally a book about the Buick Motor Company titled “The Factory Behind The Car”, but over 70 years ago, an avid Maine news junkie by the name of Gertrude L. McKown, of McKown Hill in Boothbay Harbor, turned … Continue reading

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SOLD! Antique Book: The Town Register – Oxford, Hebron and Minot – 1906

  The Town Register – Oxford, Hebron and Minot – 1906 Subject:  History of Oxford, Hebron & Minot including town officials, the names of local citizens, list of soldiers, “professional men”, “patrons of husbandry” and more.  Also includes the handwritten … Continue reading

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Book: The Hungry Ocean, by Linda Greenlaw

  The Hungry Ocean, by Linda Greenlaw Subject/Topic:  biography Format:   Hardcover. # Pages:  265 Published:  1999 Condition:  Very Good. Our Price: $4.95 plus State of Maine Sales Tax of $.27 = $5.22. Original Price:  $22.95 # Available:  One. Location:  This book … Continue reading

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