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Islandport Turns 20 . . . Still Telling Stories My roots twist deep into Maine soil. I was born in Bar Harbor, a ninth generation Mainer, and was raised in the island fishing village that my ancestors settled in the early 1800s. I am the son, grandson, great grandson, brother, uncle, and great-uncle of lobster fishermen and fisherwomen—I’ve even pulled a few traps myself once upon a time. I have raised my daughters in Yarmouth, still just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic. And I love books. I spent hours reading while growing up eight miles at sea; one of just a handful of children attending my island’s one-room school. But I also listened—listened to the stories and tales told at the family fish wharf or over cribbage at my grandmother’s kitchen table. Like many places, stories were an essential part of the culture, the vibrancy, and the community’s self-image. Decades removed from those childhood days, I remain an unrepentant believer in books, reading, and the power of story, understanding the critical role they both play in the state’s identity—helping preserve its heritage, define its culture, and serve as guideposts to its future. As a reporter, editor, and publisher for more than three decades, I have travelled to every corner of not only Maine, but New England seeking out those stories—authentic stories, real stories, both old and new, sad and happy, comfortable and unexpected that bind us. At Islandport, we strive to give voice to farmers, teachers, explorers, humorists, journalists, immigrants, fishermen, cooks, daydreamers, and so many others. Why? Because we believe such stories, both real and imagined, are vital and that, in many cases, if we don’t do it, no one will. In many ways, that drives us. I am not the only one at Islandport with long ties to the Pine Tree State: Shannon, like her ancestors, was raised amongst the potato fields of Caribou; Taylor grew up in Woodville and attended high school in the paper mill town of East Millinocket, Teresa spent her childhood in Brewer and crossed the legendary Penobscot for high school; while Holly raised her family in Yarmouth, choosing to live beside Casco Bay. As we reflect on Islandport’s twenty years, we couldn’t be more proud of our accomplishments and those of our authors, especially given the radical and disruptive change that has swept through the book and publishing industry since we released Hauling by Hand in March of 2000. Like the people of Maine from the St. John to the coast, we are continually adjusting to new realities. Through it all we have published more than 200 titles with no plans to slow down. There are just too many good stories to tell.

Meet Your Maine-based Sales Representatives HOLLY EDDY Maine Gift Shops Holly is our in­-house sales representative handling gift shop and specialty store accounts in Maine. She joined the Islandport team in 2010 after working as a buyer at various retail companies, including Bloomingdale’s, McCaulou’s Department Store, and Brody’s. cell: 207-807-2329 email: holly@islandportpress.com

TAYLOR McCAFFERTY Maine Bookstores Taylor is our in­-house sales representative handling bookstore accounts in Maine as well as nonprofit customers.Taylor, a Maine native, joined the Islandport team in 2015. She has also worked as a bookseller in Portland. office: 207-846-3344 email: t​aylor@islandportpress.com

Ordering Information Wholesale Accounts We offer terms to qualified resellers. We sell direct to all accounts in Maine. Please contact us directly for terms and for information on your appropriate sales representation in the United States. Specialty Sales We offer terms to nonprofit accounts such as schools, libraries, and community organizations. We also have programs for large organizations and corporations who wish to place bulk orders. Please contact us directly to learn more. Consumers Our books are widely available at bookstores and gift shops, especially at stores in New England and the Northeast. Our books are always available online at www.islandportpress.com. How to Contact Us info@islandportpress.com orders@islandportpress.com 207-846-3344 Islandport Press P.O. Box 10 Yarmouth, ME 04096 For more information visit www.islandportpress.com


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A riveting coming-of-age novel told in retrospect by a washed-out taxi-driving musician from Baxter, Maine, who must come to terms with his past by returning to Maine and confronting the secrets and violence in his family. NEW

Blue Summer A Novel

By Jim Nichols At forty, Cal Shaw has seen better days, that’s for sure, but it wasn’t always like this. He grew up with his brother, Alvin, and his sister Julia, in the small Maine town of Baxter, confident in his own capabilities, especially regarding music. He took his happy life for granted, as lucky children often do. But everything changed when he was ten and his dad died in a freak accident. Soon, trouble, mostly in the form of a violent stepfather, found a home—his home. As an escape, the Shaw kids turned to music lessons with family friend Uncle Gus, but it turns out no one can escape the violence and grief that rains down on the Shaws. Blue Summer is the story of the Shaw family’s undoing, and Cal’s struggle to grow up in a world determined to break him. Even his music threatens to take him down with booze-filled nights and one-night stands. As Cal tries to make sense of his existence, living as far away from his family as he can, a snippet of melody comes to him—timeless and haunting. But before he can finish it, his past asserts itself with a phone call that Uncle Gus is dying and it’s time to come home and face an altogether different kind of music. In this story, author Jim Nichols writes a riveting coming-of-age novel that examines the melancholy fate of a boy torn apart by loss and domestic abuse, and the justice he eventually delivers, all the while writing a beautiful melody to counter it all, a song he calls ‘Blue Summer.’ Coming August 11, 2020 U.S. $ 17.95 | CAN $ 20.95 ISBN: 978-1-952143-03-8 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 256 pages

JIM NICHOLS grew interested in fiction writing while working as a ticket agent for a commuter airline in Rockland. Born in Brunswick and raised in Freeport, Maine, Nichols has worked variously as bartender, pilot, skycap, taxi driver, fence builder, orange picker, travel agent, and dispatcher for an air taxi service. His writing, which draws from his many experiences, has appeared in numerous regional and national magazines including Esquire, Narrative,The Clackamas Review, American Fiction, River City, and Night Train. He has been nominated several times for Pushcart prizes, and his novel Closer All the Time won the Maine Literary Award for Fiction. Nichols now lives in Warren, Maine, with his wife Anne, and their two rescue dogs, Brady and Jessie. They have two grown sons, Aaron and Andrew.




Maine is Wild! Come enjoy the Ride. Wild! Weird! Wonderful! Maine! By Earl Brechlin So, you think you know Maine? Think again! It’s not just the woods, waters, mountains, lobsters and lighthouses that define Maine. From Kittery to Eastport, from Fort Kent to Monhegan, Maine is home to natural wonders, quirky characters, remarkable inventors, and haunting ghosts and legends. Whether it’s Moxie Nerve Food, the North American Wife Carrying Competition, UFO abductions along the Allagash, or Katahdin’s role in creating Bambi, this book by long-time journalist Earl Brechlin celebrates all that makes the state unique—both real and imagined. Brechlin not only recognizes the historical giants of Maine and its natural beauty, but brings to life the myths, legends, truths, and tall tales that have been shared around Maine’s campfires for generations. Coming May 5, 2020 U.S. $16.95 | CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-80-3 Nonfiction / softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 224 p.

EARL BRECHLIN, a long-time Maine journalist, has written several nonfiction books featuring Maine, including hiking guides and Forever Yours, Bar Harbor, a book of antique postcard images. After graduating from the University of Maine, Brechlin moved to Mount Desert Island where he worked as an island gardener. After first taking a job in the print shop, he soon rose to serve as editor of The Bar Harbor Times for nearly 20 years and was then founding editor of the Mount Desert Islander in 2001. Brechlin, now communications director for Friends of Acadia, is also a registered Maine Guide, a model railroad enthusiast, and sometimes attends comic book conventions to tout his Ancient Alien Expert business, offering interested parties potential degrees in Ancient Astronaut Theory, Cryptozoology, Zombie Survival, and Middle Earth History. He lives in Bar Harbor with his wife Roxie, a retired kindergarten teacher. See page 17 for Earl’s other books.

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You can learn a lot from a name.


What’s in a Name? The Story Behind Every Town Name in Maine

by John McDonald, with Marion Fearing From Fryeburg to Frenchboro, Caribou to Kittery, Portland to Passadumkeag, Maine towns often have fascinating stories about why and how they got their name. Why did a local reverend disregard the will of residents and choose the name Bangor instead of Sunbury? What town was named after a random place in Italy? What town was named after a famous nineteenth-century British poet? Popular Maine storyteller and radio host John McDonald reveals all and describes how every town, city, and plantation in Maine got its name and throws in some stories and tidbits for good measure. He also provides the original name of many towns. What’s in a Name? delivers wonderful insight, fun facts, and some little-known history about The Pine Tree State making it the perfect read as Maine celebrates its bicentennial year. See page 21 for John’s other books.

Coming May 5, 2020 U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-78-0 Nonfiction / Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 304 p.


Maine boasts fascinating history—each and every day of the year. This Day in Maine

A Day-By-Day Celebration of Maine History

By Joseph Owen Since achieving statehood in 1820, Maine has developed into a sometimes mythical vacationland of moose and lobsters and lighthouses set against breathtaking vistas and endless natural beauty. But the state’s history is more real than postcards; replete with tragedy and triumph, and boasting powerful politicians, brilliant inventors, successful athletes, and talented creative professionals. Although a small state, it has often touched the world in an outsized way, from the heroics of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Little Round Top during the Civil War to the inspiration and sadness of young Samantha Smith during the Cold War. Along the way, Margaret Chase Smith has inspired, Stephen King has scared, and the Ice Storm challenged. This fascinating book from Joseph Owen, a long-time newspaperman, chronicles day-by-day, from January 1 to December 31, the highlights and lowlights, the famous and infamous, and the big and small of everyday life in Maine. Perfect for history buffs, lovers of Maine, and those looking to learn more about the state during its bicentennial.

Cooking is community Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook

200 Recipes Celebrating Maine’s Culinary Past, Present, and Future

Compiled and Edited by Margaret Hathaway & Karl Schatz This celebration of the tradition of the community cookbook is a collection of 200 recipes celebrating Maine’s rich culinary past, delicious present, and exciting future. It features recipes from everyday families and home cooks to award-winning chefs and notable Mainers. Coming June 16, 2020 U.S. $20.20 / CAN $23.20 ISBN: 978-1-944762-89-6 Cookbook, softcover, 8 x 10, 240 p.

MARGARET HATHAWAY AND KARL SCHATZ are the husband and wife team behind five books on food and farming, including the memoir The Year of the Goat, the guide Living With Goats, and the two volumes of the The Portland, Maine Chef ’s Table. Margaret is a writer who has worked in book publishing, corporate communications, and as manager of New York’s Magnolia Bakery. Karl is a photographer who has worked as an editor at Time, Inc., and as director of Aurora Photos. Since 2005, the couple has lived with their daughters on Ten Apple Farm, a homestead in southern Maine, where they raise dairy goats, tend a large garden and small orchard, make cheese, teach workshops, and operate a guest house.

Coming May 5, 2020 U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-90-2 Nonfiction / History, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 224 p.



A first novel of exceptional power and beauty.” —Los Angeles Times

“It is doubtful if any American writer has ever done a better job of communicating a people, their talk, their thoughts, their geography, and their way of life.” —The New York Times


That was the place you were homesick for, even when you were there. The Weir

A Novel of the Maine Coast

By Ruth Moore The Weir, written in 1943, takes place in a small island fishing village during the years before World War II, set against a backdrop of hard work and struggle. Ruth Moore, one of the great regional novelists of the twentieth century, brilliantly and authentically captures not only the specific characteristics of coastal Maine, but chronicles universal human drama as the two primary families feud, gossip, and struggle all while being battered by the relentless tides of change sweeping over their community and their entire way of life. This reissue of Ruth Moore’s debut novel includes a new introduction. Coming July 7, 2020 U.S. $17.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-94-0 Maine Fiction / softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 352 p.


Voices Off the Ocean

A Literary Visit to Ruth Moore’s Maine

Edited by Dean Lunt Ruth Moore was a literary giant of regional fiction during the mid-twentieth century, compared favorably to William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, and Flannery O’Connor. Moore was born in the tiny Maine island fishing village of Gotts Island and brought her upbringing to her writing. Few other authors have so authentically captured coastal Maine, its people, and the midcentury as Moore, while also telling universal tales of human drama that went beyond the patch of rocky soil on which her stories were set. The New York Times declared, “It is doubtful if any American writer has ever done a better job of communicating a people, their talk, their thoughts, their geography, and their way of life.” This new collection of her work features excerpts from Moore’s novels, ballads, and poetry that showcase her brilliant writing and prove its staying power and influence on regional writing today. Coming July 7, 2020 U.S. $17.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-73-5 Maine Fiction Anthology / softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 224 p.

Born and raised in the Maine fishing village of Gotts Island, RUTH MOORE (1903–1989) emerged as one of the most important Maine authors of the twentieth century, best known for her authentic portrayals of Maine people and her evocative descriptions of the state. In her time, she was favorably compared to Faulkner, Steinbeck, Caldwell and O’Connor. She graduated from Albany State Teacher’s College and worked at a variety of jobs in New York, Washington, D.C., and California, including as personal secretary to Mary White Ovington, a founder of the NAACP, and at Reader’s Digest. Her debut novel in 1943, The Weir was hailed by critics and established Moore as novelist, but her second novel, Spoonhandle reached great success, spending fourteen weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and was made into the movie, Deep Waters. The success of Spoonhandle provided her with the financial security to build a house in Bass Harbor and spend the rest of her life writing novels in her home state. Ultimately, she wrote 14 novels. Moore and her partner, Eleanor Mayo, travelled extensively, but never again lived outside of Maine. Moore died in Bar Harbor in 1989.

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“Together these two women created a charming and beautifully illustrated children’s story.” —Kennebec Journal

The Little Fisherman By Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar As a “writer of songs and nonsense,” the words of Margaret Wise Brown have delighted generations, from Goodnight Moon to The Runaway Bunny. This lesser-known classic, written in 1945, tells a rhythmic, comparative story of two fishermen––one big, and one little—as they spend a day working at sea. Coming July 7, 2020 U.S. $10.95 | CAN $13.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-96-4 Children’s board book, 6 x 6, ages: 2-6, 24 p

The Little Fisherman

The Cat at Night

One Horse Farm

The Calico Jungle

By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar

By Dahlov Ipcar

By Dahlov Ipcar

By Dahlov Ipcar

The Cat at Night depicts the journey of a farmer’s cat as it walks from the farm to the city, through fields and forests. Flip through the bold pages, which alternate between bright color and dark night scenes.

One Horse Farm tells the story of a boy and a horse who grow up together on a farm and watch the world change around them. It’s a book that comes from the heart for Dahlov Ipcar. “It was the life I lived,” she said.

A boy takes a fantastical journey through a jungle landscape on a calico quilt his mother made for him, encountering calico elephants giving each other shower baths, calico antelope hiding in trees, and more.

This first children’s book illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar, with its authentic coastal scenes, helped establish her distinctive style and ignited a four-decade creative run in which she wrote and illustrated more than 30 children’s books. U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-15-5 Children’s picture book, softcover, 8 x 9.75, ages 4–9, 40 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-23-0 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8.75 x 11.5, ages 4–9 , 48 p.

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-70-4 Children’s picture book, softcover, 10 x 8.5, ages 4–8, 36 p.

U.S. $17.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-31-5 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 7.75 x 11.25, ages 4–9, 42 p.



U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95

Maine Alphabet Maine Alphabet


Islandport Press


A Snowy Owl Story Written by Melissa Kim Illustrated by Jada Fitch Based on a true story, A Snowy Owl Story describes the recent irruption of Snowy Owls in the United States. Youngsters will learn about migration, adaptation, and respectful human interaction with nature. U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-48-2 Children’s board book. 7 x 7, ages 2-6, 24 p.

Published in cooperation with

A Monarch Butterfly Story Written by Melissa Kim Illustrated by Jada Fitch A young boy learns about threats to monarch butterflies and inspires his class and community to learn about the butterfly’s life cycle and to plant a butterfly friendly garden. U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-11-7 Children’s board book, 7 x 7, ages 2-6, 24 p.

Published in cooperation with


Dahlov Ipcar’s Maine Alphabet

Dahlov Ipcar’s Wild Animal Alphabet

Dahlov Ipcar’s Farmyard Alphabet

by Dahlov Ipcar

by Dahlov Ipcar

by Dahlov Ipcar

Maine wildlife and coastal scenes are near and dear to Dahlov Ipcar’s heart, and this board book serves as a kind of love letter to her home state, where she lived and worked for almost 75 years. She wrote, “A is for animals, wild and free,” and “W is for woodlands of wonder for you and for me.”

Dahlov Ipcar’s second board book features illustrations from her books as well as her fine art paintings. Her rhyming couplets take readers on a fantastic trip from antelopes to tigers all the way to “Z is for Zebra, who always comes last.”

This delightful board book pairs fresh original verses with timeless illustrations from Dahlov Ipcar’s career. From apples and barns to vegetables and woodstoves, both the unique text and bold, bright artwork celebrate farm life in Ipcar’s inimitable style.

U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-87-2 Children’s board book, 6 x 6, ages 2–6, 24 p.

U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-43-8 Children’s board book, 6 x 6, ages 2–6, 20 p.

Mud, Sand, and Snow

ABC Gulls

123 Gulls

By Charlotte Agell

By Beth Rand

By Beth Rand

Toddlers will enjoy listening to, and repeating, the easy rhyming text that invites them to use all their senses to experience the world changing around them. We feel grass tickling our toes, hear bees buzzing, and see our breath steam in the cold of winter. Author/illustrator Charlotte Agell brings her trademark light and airy watercolors to this joyful board book.

ABC Gulls offers a playful look at the alphabet with a coastal twist. A cast of seagulls chronicle scenes from everyday island life. Little ones can start by learning letters and move up to sounding out individual words and full sentences.

123 Gulls offers a fresh take on a counting book, as a trio of intrepid seagulls makes its way through an island winter wonderland. Little ones can start by learning numbers while early counters will have fun finding all the items. Parents and caregivers will appreciate the playful rhyming text as they show children that enjoying winter is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

U.S. $10.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-63-6 Children’s board book, 6x6, ages 2-6, 24 p.

U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-58-2 Children’s board book, 6 x 6, ages 2-6, 22 p.

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U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-08-7 Children’s picture book, hardcover, 8 x 8, ages 2–6, 32 p.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-52-0 Children’s picture book, hardcover, 8 x 8, ages 2–6, 32 p.





Nic and Nellie

The Fish House Door

The Old Mainer and the Sea

Titus Tidewater

By Astrid Sheckels

Written by Robert F. Baldwin Illustrated by Astrid Sheckels

By Jean M. Flahive Illustrated by Mari Dieumegard

By Suzy Verrier

A beautifully illustrated book set on a Maine island fishing village. A summer visitor gives a young islander a new perspective and a fresh look at the people and traditions that have shaped his past and will chart his future.

Eben goes fishing one day, rowing six miles from his island home. But a porpoise tangles his lines, fog rolls in, and an accident leads to a broken oar. Lonely, tired, and adrift, Eben is almost ready to give up when rescue comes in an unexpected form. The Old Mainer and the Sea is an allegorical tale about the circular nature of hope and deliverance.

Nic and Nellie is a heartwarming story of a girl and her beloved dog, Nellie, who slowly learn that new places really aren’t so scary, and that often friends can be found around every corner, even in old rowboats, tidal ponds, and stinky mudflats. U.S. $17.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-52-0 Chilldren’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9.25 x 11.25, ages 4–9, 36 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-30-8 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9.25 x 11.25, ages 4-9, 36 p.

For lobster Titus Tidewater, summer means exciting happenings near the shoreline, but also lurking dangers. Titus explores the ocean floor, but soon finds himself caught in a trap. Find out what happens when he is taken from his familiar surroundings to a strange new world on land. U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-976323-11-2 Children’s picture book, hardcover, 10.5 x 8.25, ages 4–9, 38 p.

U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-27-8 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, ages 4–8, 32 p.



The Pig Scramble

My Cat, Coon Cat

Written by Jessica Kinney Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen

By Sandy Fuller Illustrated by Jeannie Brett

Clarence feels like he’s not big enough and not helpful enough, especially compared to his two big brothers. He just can’t seem to find his place on the family farm. But not every little boy has an uncle like Clarence’s Uncle Leon. And when it comes time for the annual county fair, it’s Uncle Leon who gives Clarence the advice and self-confidence he needs to turn things around.

When a young girl moves into a new home, she slowly wins the affection of a shy Maine coon cat. A delightful book for children, cat lovers, and anyone who has felt the warmth of making a new friend.

U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-61-2 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 4–9, 36 p.

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-13-1 Children’s picture book, softcover, 8 x 9.75, Ages 4-9, 32 p.

Who Would Like a Christmas Tree? A Tree for Each Season

By Ellen Bryan Obed, Illustrated by Anne Hunter From January through December, Christmas trees are food, shelter, nesting grounds, and much more for diverse animals and insects. Readers delight in turning the page to see what purpose the balsam fir has for the white-tailed deer, the monarch butterflies, the fox, or the blackcapped chickadees. U.S. $ 12.95 | CAN $ 15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-83-4 Children’s Picture Book, softcover, 11 x 7.75, ages 4–8, 32 p.

The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! Written by Rebecca Rule Illustrated by Jennifer Thermes On a cold winter day when “the world was ice and we were skaters without skates,” friends set out on an adventure that soars to epic proportions when Grampa Bud lets them use his old runner sled to tackle the iciest, diciest, scariest hill ever! U.S. $17.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-88-9 Children’s Picture Book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 4–9, 36 p.


CHILDREN | AGES 4-10 New in Softcover

A is for Acadia


I Am Birch By Scott Kelley As dark rumors swirl through the woods, a birch tree uses wisdom and humor to put the animals’ fears to rest and emerges as the unlikely champion and protector of the forest. U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-39-1 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, Ages 4-8, 32 p.


Albert’s Almost Amazing Adventure

Adventures in Vacationland

By Marty Kelley

By Mark Scott Ricketts

Albert’s vacation was amazing— or so he thought. To friends, his time in Maine was boring. Dull. Lame. They’ve got more vivid and exciting ideas of what Albert could—and should—have done on his trip. But Albert might just have a surprise for his friends, after all.

Young Joe Livingston has a very active imagination! And when his favorite aunt goes missing, he and his family journey through the wilds of Maine to rescue her from the clutches of Cracker—The Beast of Briney Bay!

U.S. $12.95 / CAN $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-81-0 Children’s picture book, softcover, 8 x 10, ages 4-8, 32 p.

U.S. $17.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-16-1 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 6-10, 40 p.

Written by Ruth Gortner Grierson Photographs by Richard Johnson U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-03-2

B is for Berkshires Written by Joan Duris Photographs by Gillian Jones U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-51-2

C is for Cape Cod

written BY

CHriStina LaUrie


SteVe HeaSLiP

C is for Cape Cod Written by Christina Laurie Photographs by Steve Heaslip


When the Sky is Like Lace

At One

Written by Elinor Lander Horwitz Illustrated by Barbara Cooney

In a Place Called Maine

There are No Moose on This Island!

Written by Lynn Plourde Illustrated by Leslie Mansmann

Written by Stephanie Calmenson Illustrated by Jennifer Thermes

At One lyrically celebrates Maine’s inspirational beauty, from the majesty of Baxter State Park to the crashing waves of the Atlantic. In At One, veteran author Lynn Plourde strikes out in a new direction while keeping her distinctive voice.

Jake’s excited to visit an island, and he wants to see a moose. But his dad insists: there are no moose there. With graceful illustrations, Jake starts to see the moose, but Dad can’t. In the end, Jake shows Dad how to truly experience the outdoors.

On a night on which anything can— and indeed will—happen, three girls venture out to hear otters sing, eat spaghetti with pineapple sauce, and watch the trees dance. Orginally published in 1975, When the Sky is Like Lace was a New York Times Outstanding Book. U.S. $17.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-47-5 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 8 x 10, ages 4-8, 32 p.

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-06-3 Children’s picture book, hardcover, 8 x 10, ages 4–9, 32 p.

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U.S. $17.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-34-6 Children’s picture book, hardcover (DJ), 9 x 11, ages 4-8, 36 p.

U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-13-0

N is for New Hampshire Written by Rebecca Rule Photographs by Scott Snyder U.S. $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-68-1

All are nonfiction hardcover picture books, 11 x 9, best for ages 4-9, and 32 pages.


Frances Perkins Changed America. Frances Perkins

Champion of the American Worker

By Ruth Cashin Monsell Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve as a Presidential cabinet member, was a national force in the mid-twentieth century striving to dramatically improve the lives and safety of working class Americans of all ages. Perkins, a loyal supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, emerged as the chief architect of his famous New Deal and was instrumental in U.S. instituting social security, unemployment insurance, child labor laws, and a federal minimum wage. The foundation for many of her national efforts was forged in New York where she campaigned for sanitary regulations for bakeries, fire protection for factories, and legislation to limit weekly working hours for women and children. A seminal moment during that time was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, one of the worst workplaces disasters in U.S. history. Perkins watched on March 25, 1911 as fire escapes collapsed, ladders couldn’t reach high floors, and locked exit doors prompted forty-seven workers to leap to their deaths in an effort to escape the flames. Perkins was born in Boston and grew up in Worcester, but her home in Washington and her family home in Maine are both designated National Historic Landmarks. Coming May 5, 2020

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-944762-91-9 Middle grade nonfiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, ages 8-12, 176 p.


Treasures of the Northeast Coast

By Joanne Roach-Evans This illustrated pocket guide helps young beachcombers find and identify shells of animals commonly found on Northeast shores. Easy enough for preschoolers, but scientific enough to satisfy a middle-schooler. U.S. $10.95 / CAN $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-79-7 Illustrated guidebook, softcover, 6 x 6, ages 2-8, 32 p.

Ten Days in Acadia

Ten Days in the North Woods

A Kids’ Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

A Kids’ Hiking Guide to the Katahdin Region

By Hope Rowan, Art by Jada Fitch

By Hope Rowan, Art by Jada Fitch

Come along with Hattie to hike ten different trails on beautiful, iconic Mount Desert Island. Hattie, 12, and her family describe their summer vacation to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, hiking the trails, discovering and observing plants and animals, swimming in lakes, and enjoying the occasional ice cream cone, too!

A young girl and her family describe a trip discovering the forests, mountains, ponds, and waterfalls of Maine’s Baxter State Park, the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area, and the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. 

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ISBN: 978-1-944762-64-3 Children’s/Guidebook, softcover, 5.5 x 7, ages 8-12, 128 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-09-4 Children’s/Guidebook, softcover, 5.5 x 7, ages 8-12, 104 p.


MIDDLE READERS | Ages 8-14 All four books are Junior Library Guild selections! All in softcover!





Written by Tamra Wight Illustrated by Carl DiRocco

Written by Tamra Wight Illustrated by Carl DiRocco

Written by Tamra Wight Illustrated by Carl DiRocco

Written by Tamra Wight Illustrated by Carl DiRocco

At the campground Cooper’s parents own, someone is out to harm the loons. Cooper and his friend Packrat must figure out who the culprit is and how to stop them—before it’s too late.

Cooper, Packrat, and Roy must elude two goons, tolerate an annoying teenager, keep tabs on a shady new camper, and stake out the eagle’s nest—all without getting grounded.

Juggling new campground duties, feeling guilty over his father’s accident, and desperate to help the fox kits, Cooper must make some tough decisions about who—and what—should come first.

Someone is dumping trash on the campground’s property.When Cooper, Packrat, and Roy investigate, they stumble headlong into the path of a garbage truck and a hungry black bear.

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ISBN: 978-1-939017-08-6 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 188 p.

ISBN: 978-1-939017-90-1 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 200 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-54-4 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 216 p.

U.S. $16.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-89-5

U.S. $16.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-944762-25-4

Mystery on Pine Lake

ISBN: 978-1-939017-02-4 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 152 p.

Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest






By G.A. Morgan

By G.A. Morgan

By G.A. Morgan

The Five Stones Trilogy introduces the realms of Ayda and a centuriesold battle for control. At stake are the four stones of power and the elusive Fifth Stone that binds them all.

In book two of The Five Stones Trilogy, Morgan raises the stakes with a deeper examination of the evil power at work in Dankar, the conflict between love and loyalty, and the pain of sacrifice.

In the final installment of The Five Stones Trilogy, Chase, Evelyn, and Knox must gather together disparate forces to save not just Ayda but their own world.

The Fog of Forgetting

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-23-9 Middle grade fiction, hardcover, 6 x 9, ages 10-14, 308 p.


U.S. $14.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-12-4 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 10-14, 336 p. U.S. $18.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-63-5

Mystery of the Missing Fox

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The Kinfolk

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-03-2 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 10-14, 296 p. U.S. $18.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-934031-82-7

Mystery of the Bear Cub

“Ayda is not so different from Narnia, nor are the caves on the coast different from the magical wardrobe. Magic and fantasy, according to this author, are where you look for them.” —Maine Sunday Telegram, on the Five Stones Trilogy






Lea Wait


What the Wind Can Tell You


Billy Boy

By Sarah Marie A. Jette

By Gail Donovan

By Jean Mary Flahive

When Isabelle enters the magical world of Las Brisas with her brother, who has a severe form of epilepsy and uses a wheelchair, her eyes are opened to a future of new possibilities.

Acclaimed author Gail Donovan gets inside the hearts and minds of fifth graders on this journey told with unexpected humor and impressive insight.

Billy Laird enlists in the Union Army, but has no idea what lies ahead. He is ill prepared for the training and fighting, but survives with help from friends. When he is sent to a different unit, he runs off and meets a runaway slave, Elijah.Together, the two make their way north to their fates.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-41-4, Middle Grade Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, Ages 8-12, 216 p.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-55-1, Middle Grade Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 192 p.

Uncertain Glory By Lea Wait

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-13-1 Young adult fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, ages 12+, 294 p.

Lea Wait skillfully draws on the lives of real people in Maine’s history to tell this story of three young adults touched by the Civil War and the tension it brings, forcing them into adulthood‚ before they may be ready. U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-83-3 Middle Grade Fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 204 p.



The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball By Elizabeth Atkinson Cheerful Ruby and her shy friend Eleanor couldn’t be more different. Ruby has lived her whole life in Paris, New Hampshire. Eleanor’s family is from Sri Lanka. But these best friends share one thing: they both have impossible dreams. U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-31-5 Middle grade fiction, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 8-12, 216 p.

Lies in the Dust

A Tale of Remorse from the Salem Witch Trials

Written by Jakob Crane Illustrated by Timothy Decker Fourteen years after the Salem Witch Trials, one accuser wrote a letter of apology for helping send 24 people to their deaths. This is her story. This graphic novel is a searing and uncommon portrayal of an untold aspect of the trials. U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-33-8 Young adult graphic novel, softcover, 6 x 9, ages 12+, 128 p.


The Last New England Vampire

By Sarah L. Thomson Fourteen-year-old Haley is struggling to cope—with her stepmom and baby brother, with her beloved cousin’s terminal illness, with dropping grades at school. When she digs deep into her family history for a school project, she uncovers a disturbing New England tradition and a ghostly past. Haley must overcome her doubts and confront a vampire in order to save herself and her family. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-36-0 Young adult fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, ages 11-15, 172 p.

The Door to January by Gillian French Ever since sixteen-year-old Natalie moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine, she’s had nightmares. And not just the usual ones. Breakthrough author Gillian French skillfully weaves together themes of small town bullies, unsolved murders, time travel, and the force of the spirit in this gripping paranormal thriller. U.S. $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-61-2 Young adult fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, ages 13+, 240 p. U.S. $16.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-944762-10-0 6 x 9, 200 p.



Aroostook County is both a place, and a way of life. Stories of Aroostook The Best of Echoes Magazine

Edited By Kathryn Olmstead For nearly thirty years, Echoes magazine brought the culture, heritage, landscape, and people of Aroostook County to readers in Maine and across the United States. Publisher Kathryn Olmstead, who founded the magazine along with Gordon Hammond, once told a newspaper: “In our experience, a place like Aroostook County is the kind of place most people can only imagine.” Olmstead and Hammond, both “from away” set out to share the experience of living in an area where people not only leave vehicles unattended and unlocked, but running in the winter to keep the engines warm. But what started as a portrait of a place, quickly evolved into a magazine with a mission—affirming the value of living simply with respect for nature, not as an escape, but as a way of life. Stories of Aroostook is a curated collection of articles and essays from the pages of the beloved quarterly magazine, all capturing the spirit and sense of place that makes Aroostook County unforgettable. Coming August 4, 2020 U.S. $17.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-97-1 Anthology, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 224 p.

KATHRYN OLMSTEAD is a former Bangor Daily News columnist and editor/ publisher of Echoes magazine which she co-founded in 1988. She served 25 years on the journalism faculty of the University of Maine in Orono, the last six as associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her writing also has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The World and I, Columbia Journalism Review, Maine Townsman and Islandport Magazine.

Hauling By Hand The Life and Times of a Maine Island

By Dean Lawrence Lunt Revised Edition of the book that launched Islandport Press. Hauling by Hand tells the remarkable story of Frenchboro, Long Island, which sits eight miles off the Maine coast, making it one of the state’s most remote outposts. It is one of only fourteen Maine islands still supporting a year-round community, while only a century ago, there were some 300 such communities. The island’s roots were set in the 1820s by the Lunt family and a small band of pioneers who together carved an island community from the spruce and granite shores. Fueled by the shipping and fishing industries, Long Island evolved from outpost to vibrant offshore port before economic changes transformed the island into a hardscrabble turn-of-the-century fishing village where nearly 200 residents scratched a living from depleted fishing stocks and rocky soil. Today, the scenic town of Frenchboro has a population of nearly fifty people, but it has neither a general store, nor tourist hotel, nor daily ferry service. Instead there is a village, a soul, and a way of life. Coming August 4, 2020 U.S. $24.95 | CAN $27.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-23-0 History, softcover, 6 x 9, 528 p.

DEAN L. LUNT was born in the Maine island fishing village of Frenchboro, a member of the eighth generation of Lunts that called the remote island home. He earned a dual degree from Syracuse University and worked as an award-winning newspaper reporter in three states, including Maine and Massachusetts, for nearly twelve years and later as a freelance editor and project manager. Lunt left newspapers and founded Islandport Press in 2000 and has since edited or published more than 200 books, most tied in some way to the culture and heritage of Maine or New England. Lunt has written two nonfiction books, Hauling by Hand and Here for Generations. His fourth book, Speaking Maine, will be released in October 2020. He lives in Yarmouth with his wife, Michelle.

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A fishing village, a soul, and a way of life NEW


Settling Twice

Lessons from Then and Now

By Deborah Joy Corey

Whatever it Takes

Seven Decades of True Love, Hard Work, and No Regrets

In a book of clarity and faith, Deborah Joy Corey probes the complex bonds between family, lovers, and neighbors that shaped her sense of identity, both growing up in rural New Brunswick, and as a wife and mother living on the coast of Maine.

By May Davidson An uplifting memoir of an enterprising, tenacious couple provides an overview of life in coastal Maine and celebrates their relentless pursuit of happiness over the span of nearly seven decades.

U.S. $16.95

U.S. $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-944762-18-6 Memoir, softcover, 6 x 9, 232 p.

ISBN:978-1-944762-16-2 Nonfiction/Memoir, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 448 p.

Wayfarer A Memoir

By James S. Rockefeller Jr. James S. Rockefeller Jr. lived a life of adventure that took him from Maine to Tahiti to Norway and back again. He recalls the deep loss and turns of fortune through his life, including his relationship with author Margaret Wise Brown, and his enduring passion for planes, boats, and exploration. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-57-5 Memoir, softcover 5.5 x 8.5, 304 pages


The Cows are Out!

Shoutin’ Into the Fog

How to Cook a Moose

By Trudy Chambers Price

By Thomas Hanna Hanna writes with sensitivity, humor, and subtle emotion about a hardscrabble way of life, oldtime Maine, and the meaning of both family and forgiveness. His personal tale casts an honest light not only on his own family, but helps illuminate a way of life common to the coast in the 1920s and 30s.

By Kate Christensen

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-0-976323-18-1 Memoir, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 306 p.

ISBN: 978-1-934031-47-6 Nonfiction/Memoir, softcover, 6 x 9, 298 p.

Two Decades on a Maine Dairy Farm

Price writes of the daily trials of haying, cow breeding, and milking against a backdrop of gentle and entertaining rural life. She introduces eccentric neighbors, visiting city folk, and loveable pets. This is a tribute to family farmers and to an important part of New England’s heritage. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-0-967166-29-2 Memoir, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 250 p.

Growing up on Maine’s Ragged Edge

A Culinary Memoir

Bestselling author Kate Christensen explores cooking at the end of the world, both geographically and metaphorically. Journey with her as she traces the histories of ingredients native to the region and explores what it’s like to live, love, and cook on the edge. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95

U.S. $24.95 / CAN $26.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-73-4




The story of a diverse group of people and organizations that came together and, against all odds, reopened the legendary Penobscot River to salmon runs and recreation, restoring it to its former abundance. From the Mountains to the Sea The Historic Restoration of the Penobscot River

Edited by Peter Taylor On June 14, 2016, for the first time in two centuries, an Atlantic salmon swam through the town of Howland, Maine bound for spawning grounds that had been inaccessible for generations. Along the riverbank, hundreds of people cheered as they helped celebrate the event marking the culmination of a remarkable seventeenyear effort by an unlikely and diverse alliance of people and organizations. From the Mountains to the Sea tells the inside story of the Penobscot River Restoration Project drawing on interviews with more than fifty participants who helped navigate local politics and federal budgets and examines the challenges, compromises, and key turning points in the project to ultimately balance social and economy values and serve as a global model for large-scale ecosystem restoration. Coming August 4, 2020 U.S. $24.95 | CAN $27.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-98-8 Nonfiction, softcover, 10 x 8, 200 p.




A Collection of Maine Outdoor Stories

by John Holyoke A curated collection of essays by outdoors columnist John Holyoke features people who are passionate about the outdoors and memorable encounters with creatures— from salmon to deer to moose to squirrels—that fascinate and confound. U.S. $ 16.95 | CAN $ 19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-77-3 Nonfiction / Outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 216 p.

Tales from Misery Ridge

One Man’s Adventures in the Great Outdoors

By Paul J. Fournier Paul J. Fournier wrote about his experiences and adventures in Maine’s great North Woods and beyond. Readers will soar with him on his first solo flight, see how a master builder makes Fournier’s dream canoe, and take part in a historic mission to transplant caribou from Newfoundland to Maine. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-60-5 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 206 p.

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Birds of a Feather

Leave Some for Seed

By Paul J. Fournier

By Tom Hennessey

Maine guide, bush pilot, journalist, and professional photographer Paul J. Fournier spins stories of the wild outdoors. His stories find their unity in the author’s humor, authority, and love of his subjects: Maine and its wild and civilized inhabitants, whether they climb, slink, swim, fly— or walk on two feet.

With words and pen-and-ink illustration, Hennessey renders the charm, beauty, and attraction of the outdoorsman’s life, and his own hunting and fishing adventures. This book will enthrall sportsmen of all ages, as well as those in generations to come.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-04-8 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 252 p.

U.S. $24.95 / CAN $26.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-32-1 Nonfiction, hardcover (DJ), 10 x 8, 136 p.


A life lived outdoorS Reflections of a Maine Sportsman


GeorGe Smith A Life Lived Outdoors

Where Cool Waters Flow

Reflections of a Maine Sportsman

Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide

By George Smith

By Randy Spencer

There’s something for everyone in A Life Lived Outdoors, a collection of essays about home and camp, family and friends, life in rural Maine, hunting and fishing, and other outdoor fun. Smith celebrates approaching life with humility and humor—plus a passion for adventure.

Master Maine Guide Randy Spencer knows the lakes, streams, and woodlands around Grand Lake Stream, Maine, like few others. He takes you on adventures as only an insider can.

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-59-9 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 216 p.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-28-5 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 330 p.

Ghost Buck

The Legacy of One Man’s Family and its Hunting Traditions

By Dean Bennett In Ghost Buck, Dean Bennett reflects on his family’s experiences at their hunting camp––Camp Sheepskin. As he recalls hunting triumphs and defeats, Bennett explores the erosion of public land use, the degradation of the environment, and the changing rural culture of the Maine woods since the 1800s. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-66-6 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 246 p.

Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good

This Cider Still Tastes Funny!


Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine

By John Ford Sr.

By V. Paul Reynolds

By John Ford Sr.

John Ford’s second book features more stories and his trademark mix of serious, hilarious, and often self-deprecating tales of his adventures as a Maine game warden. These are wonderful, and more importantly, genuine, stories.

An avid outdoorsman, editor, and award-winning journalist journeys back along the path of his life to share many of his outdoor experiences. He was introduced to the outdoors by his father and soon learned how the outdoors can bestow both love of nature and joy of friendship.

Former game warden and sheriff John Ford was a gifted storyteller and his book is a collection of true tales, both humorous and serious, from the trenches of law enforcement, as well as heartwarming stories of rescuing animals. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-94-0 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 208 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-46-9 Nonfiction/outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 254 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-64-3 Nonfiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 264 p.



Forever Yours, Bar Harbor Antique Postcard Images of Mount Desert Island and Acadia

By Earl Brechlin Return to the Golden Age of Bar Harbor through these historic postcard images and accompanying captions curated by author Earl Brechlin. U.S. $14.95

John N. Cole’s classic In Maine is a sometimes moving, sometimes lyrical, but always personal book that reveals a man examining the progress of his life and a man reveling in a natural world that not only unfolds around him, but also engages him as an active participant.

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-62-8 Travel/Guidebook, softcover, 5.5 x 7, 170 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95

Here for Generations

All Is Calm

By Samuel Eliot Morison

By Dean Lunt

Edited by Shannon Butler

The Story of Mount Desert Island, by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Samuel Eliot Morison, is part tribute to the glories and beauty of a place and part history of its people who could be “fisherman, sailor, farmer, lumberman, shipwright, and quarryman rolled into one, and master of all.”

Here for Generations tells the remarkable tale of a town and a bank that have moved in concert for 150 years. The book captures their sweeping history through triumph and tragedy and brings to life the fascinating people and events that have shaped their journey.

All Is Calm is a look at the lives of Mainers during the holidays from the mid-1800s, to the Great Depression, to modern day. Spanning nearly 200 years, these stories show that while Christmas traditions and trends may be changing, the warmth, gratitude, and humility of the Maine spirit is evergreen.

By Earl Brechlin This collection of historic postcard images offers a nostalgic look at Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard during the early 20th century.

The Story of Mount Desert Island

U.S. $16.95/CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-40-7 Nonfiction/Autobiography, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 280 p.

Essays on Life’s Seasons

By John N. Cole

Sea Change

In this fast-paced and rollicking book, author Maxwell Taylor Kennedy takes readers on a wild ride as he relates the harrowing voyage to deliver his boat, Valkyrien, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. As everything goes wrong and trouble and losses mount, Kennedy must rely on instinct and a lifetime of sailing experience to endure.

In Maine

This guidebook celebrates the longstanding history and importance of each lighthouse, lists its modernday use and accessibility, and details the sea approach to 22 lighthouses. Full-color photography, and vintage postcard imagery make this volume as handsome as it is useful.

U.S. $14.95/CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-42-1 Nostalgia/History/Gift, softcover, 5.5 x 7, 192 p.

By Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine By Ted Panayotoff

Antique Postcard Images of Historic Beantown and Beyond

ISBN: 978-1-939017-42-0 Nostalgia/History/Gift, softcover, 5.5 x 7, 122 p.

A Man, A Boat, A Journey Home

Forever Yours, Boston, Cape Cod & the Islands

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-01-8 Nonfiction/History, softcover, 6 x 9, 116 p.

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The Story of a Maine Bank and its City

U.S. $24.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-07-0 Nonfiction/History, hardcover (DJ), 6 x 9, 362 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-74-2 Nonfiction/Essays, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 192 pages

A Maine Christmas Reader

U.S. $ 16.95 | CAN $ 19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-79-7 Anthology, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 160 pages


Glenna JOhnsOn sMith

RetuRn Of

Old Maine Woman

Tales of Growing Up and Getting Older

Nine Mile Bridge

Old Maine Woman

Return of Old Maine Woman

By Helen Hamlin

By Glenna Johnson Smith

By Glenna Johnson Smith

Trappers, foresters, lumbermen, woods folk, and wild animals, as well as frozen dogsled runs, hunting, fishing, simple joys, and awe-inspiring beauty, form the backdrop for Hamlin’s remarkable adventure.

Smith offers a nostalgic look at her childhood on the coast and her observations of life under the big sky and among the rolling potato fields of her beloved Aroostook County, where she has lived for nearly seven decades.

Glenna Johnson Smith is back with her customary combination of sass, insight, and nostalgia in Return of Old Maine Woman—a collection of essays on growing up, being female, and getting older in the northern parts of the state.

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-0-967166-25-4 Nonfiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 282 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-41-4 Essays, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 172 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-30-7 Essays, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 168 p.

Three Years in the Maine Woods

Stories from the Coast to the County


My Life in the Maine Woods

Making Tracks

By Annette Jackson

By Matt Weber

Jackson recounts her experiences with her game warden husband, Dave, during the 1930s. She writes of hunting, fishing, and the sounds of the wilderness through the seasons. She also visits the trappers, fishermen, and woodsmen with whom she shared the wilderness.

A Maine island fisherman takes up snowmobiling and recounts his adventures and misadventures learning the ropes. The book includes tips and helpful information on snowmobiling in Maine.

A Game Warden’s Wife in the Allagash Country

U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-0-976323-19-8 Nonfiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 216 p.

How I Learned to Love Snowmobiling in Maine

U.S. $ 16.95 | CAN $ 19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-75-9 Nonfiction / Outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 160 p.

Tales of Growing Up and Getting Older


Skiing with Henry Knox

A Personal Journey Along Vermont’s Catamount Trail

By Sam Brakeley Author Sam Brakeley is at a crossroads, both geographically and emotionally. His long-term girlfriend is moving to Utah and he must decide whether or not to follow her. He takes to the woods on the Catamount Trail to look for an answer, inspired by the route first traveled over 240 years ago by the young American Revolutionary soldier, Henry Knox. U.S. $ 16.95 | CAN $ 19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-76-6 Nonfiction / Outdoors, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 280 p.




Thoughts of an Average Joe

By Brian Daniels

By Brian Daniels

Average Joe Wright of Smalltown, USA loves to give his opinions on why the modern world confuses and frustrates him. Sometimes those opinions get him into trouble. Laugh along as Joe fumbles his way through the twenty-first century in his second book.

Joe Wright (alter-ego of author Brian Daniels) is a middle-aged, thickaround-the-middle everyman trying to make sense of the modern world. He offers his thoughts on pertinent issues in essays like “I’m Not Ready for the Wireless World” and “Poachers Are Not Hunters.”

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-51-3 Humor/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 208 p.est.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-26-0 Humor/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 208 p.

A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine By Mark Scott Ricketts

A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine is an “educational guidebook” for visitors, transplants, wary guests, and anyone else uninitiated in the ways of the Pine Tree State. Readers will learn about Maine’s culture, attractions, animals, plants, history, lingo, and many other aspects of local life. Sort of.


It Seemed Like a Compliment to Me

Headin’ for the Rhubarb!

By Rebecca Rule

By Rebecca Rule

Who doesn’t like pie? Who doesn’t like to laugh? Who doesn’t like Becky Rule? They all come together in this hilarious guide to the Granite State. Becky, a very popular New Hampshire storyteller, tells about the state’s history, culture, climate, attractions, and more.

New Hampshire storyteller Rebecca Rule knows how to speak and understand the local language and she shares that knowledge to help visitors, transplants, and natives alike make sense of the state’s unique vernacular and pronunciations.

U.S. $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-934031-44-5

A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire

ISBN: 978-1-934031-17-9

Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5,184 p.

A New Hampshire Dictionary (well kinda)

U.S. $16.95 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 252 p.


Fell Down the Well Kendall Morse

classic stories from downeast

Father Fell Down the Well Classic Stories from Downeast

Huntin’ and Fishin’ with the Ole Man

Welcome to Frost Heaves, NH

by Kendall Morse

by Dave O’Connor

You Can’t Get There From Here

Father Fell Down the Well is a wonderful collection of traditional Downeast stories that were collected and performed by Kendall Morse during a career of performing in Maine and across America.

A beloved collection of funny fictional essays about hunting and fishing. The Islandport edition includes all-new material introducing all the fun and characters to a wide audience.

by Fred Marple

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-21-5 Humor/fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 124 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-56-7 Humor/fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 276 p.

U.S. $14.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-49-0 Humor/fiction, softcover, 8 x 10, 104 p.

Live Free and Eat Pie!

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In the tradition of Bert and I, Mark Twain, and Lake Wobegon comes Welcome to Frost Heaves, a collection of humorous stories from “the most underappreciated town in New Hampshire” as told by Fred Marple, the town’s unofficial spokesman. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-17-8 Humor/fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 170 p.

HUMOR REVISED Finding Your Inner Moose U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95

The Sweet Life

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woman, Ida LeClair, has found her “inner moose” and become a Certified Maine Life Guide. Offering helpful hints on topics ranging from A to Zumba, Ida’s gone from “Running with the Moose” to sharing the wisdom of their ways. Don’t miss out on this uplifting and entertaining motivational moose-terpiece.





our relationships sweet, simple, and easy. In The Sweet Life, Poulin (through her popular alter-ego and stage character Ida LeClair) offers a fresh view on love, marriage, and dating through a combination of sassy stories and serious advice. Whip-smart yet down-to-earth, the book strikes the perfect balance between humorous and heartfelt. Reading The Sweet Life feels like talking to an old friend—one with great advice, plenty of experience, and a few great stories to boot.


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Coming June 2, 2020 U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-93-3 Humor/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 256 p.


The Sweet Life

Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love & Marriage

By Susan Poulin In The Sweet Life, Poulin (through her popular alterego and stage character Ida LeClair) offers a fresh view on love, marriage, and dating through a combination of sassy stories and serious advice. Whip-smart yet downto-earth, the book strikes the perfect balance between humorous and heartfelt. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-95-6 Humor/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 200 p.

Susan Poulin is a groundbreaking storyteller who breathes life into her alter-ego Ida and uses humor to face real-life challenges everyone can relate to.


It’s a Flip Book!

John McDonald’s Maine Trivia A Storyteller’s Useful Guide to Useless Information

Down the Road a Piece A Storyteller’s Guide to Maine

by John McDonald

by John McDonald

Storyteller John McDonald delivers a mix of educational and hilarious fun facts about the Pine Tree State, including, of course, more than a few wicked funny stories. This humorous book also features illustrations by Mark Scott Ricketts that add extra spice to the salty tales.

McDonald’s “guidebook” offers tips to tourists and tries to help them better “understand” the glorious state of Maine, touching on its rich history, its variable weather, and its unique vocabulary. But this book is not just for flatlanders, it’s also great for natives and anyone else looking for a laugh.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-73-5 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 144 p.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-92-6 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 192 p.

A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar by John McDonald McDonald’s now-classic collection of Maine stories was one of our first books—and one of our most successful, paving the way for both Down the Road A Piece and Maine Trivia. Featuring stories like “She’s Up on the Roof and She Won’t Come Down,” this collection will keep you up late laughing. U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-37-7 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 200 p.



The Complete CD from the Godfathers of Downeast Humor is Here.

The Best of Bert and I

Bert and I . . . And Other Stories From Downeast

By Dodge and Bryan This CD features routines from the four original Bert and I CDs, plus stories from Bert and I On Stage and The Downeast Smile-In TV show featuring Marshall Dodge.


U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-05-6 Humor, 1 audio CD

By Dodge and Bryan This milestone album has been digitally remastered for a special CD edition, which includes three bonus stories taken from the private 10-inch record that preceded the first commercial record. U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-26-1 Humor, 1 audio CD

3 BERT and I The iconic “Bert and I” stories were written by Yale students Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan in the late 1950s and performed around campus. The two amateur storytellers soon recorded a short 10-inch album of 11 stories for friends and family, but ultimately pressed just a few hundred. However, their popularity prompted them in 1958 to record and release Bert and I … And Other Stories from Down East, considered the seminal commercial album of New England humor and storytelling. The structure, cadence, and tone they mastered established the blueprint for all who followed, while material from their stories became a part of popular culture (think: You can’t get they-ah from he-ah). Together, the duo recorded four original albums, and Dodge emerged as the premier live performer of his generation. Dodge and Bryan’s influence on storytelling and Down East humor remains unmatched, and their legacy lives on around the campfires and on stages across New England.


BERT and I By Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan


The Complete Bert & I By Dodge and Bryan The ultimate Bert and I collection of Downeast humor includes the four original Bert and I albums, plus Maine Pot-Hellion, and the live Bert and I On Stage CD featuring Marshall Dodge. Coming August 4, 2020

More Bert and I

The Return of Bert and I

By Dodge and Bryan

By Dodge and Bryan

Following the success of their first album, Dodge and Bryan released More Bert and I in early 1960s.

After roughly a decade, Dodge and Bryan released their third original comedy album, The Return of Bert and I.

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-28-5 Humor, 1 audio CD

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-29-2 Humor, 1 audio CD


U.S. $34.95 | CAN $37.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-24-7 Humor, 4 CDs

Bert and I . . . The Book By Dodge and Bryan Bert and I . . . The Book features more than 60 classic stories from the godfathers of Down East humor, who together created the now-iconic “Bert and I” stories starting in the 1950s. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-37-7 Humor, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 140 p.

Bert and I Stem Inflation

Bert and I. . . On Stage

By Dodge and Bryan Recorded in the 1970s, Bert and I Stem Inflation features 25 tracks, including “Frost,You Say,” which Dodge also released as a book, and “Too Late, Mr. Perkins.”

By Marshall Dodge

U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-35-3 Humor, 1 audio CD

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This wonderful CD captures the magic of a Marshall Dodge live performance. Originally recorded in 1977. U.S. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-11-7 Humor, 1 audio CD


Winner of the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Fiction

Closer All the Time By Jim Nichols The inhabitants of Baxter, Maine, are going nowhere fast—but not for lack of trying. In this deftly written jewel of a novel, veteran author Jim Nichols strings together the bittersweet stories of several different characters bound together by shared geography and the insular nature of small-town life. There’s Johnny Lunden, a well-meaning war veteran with a penchant for the local bar and a deep but doomed love for his family. There’s eight-year-old Ted Soule, who shares a first kiss with the Ophelialike Nadia, the daughter of his Russian neighbors, and Tomi Lambert who observes the confusion of the adults around her as they struggle with accepting their fates. In a wonderfully authentic New England setting, Nichols explores the nature of connection––hoped for, missed, lost, and found. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-67-4, Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8, 208 p.





By Ardeana Hamlin

By Ardeana Hamlin

By Ardeana Hamlin

Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Bangor, when it was the lumber capital of the world, Hamlin tells the stories of three women brought together by the infamous brothel called Pink Chimneys. In order to survive, they must form unlikely alliances and discover the strength to overcome the odds in a culture that tries––and fails––to limit their potential.

Set in nineteenth century Maine, Abbott’s Reach is the story of a headstrong woman setting sail on her honeymoon voyage with her sea captain husband. Adventure punctuates their travels between Maine and Hawaii. This gripping novel is the sequel to Pink Chimneys, a Maine classic centered around a notorious Bangor brothel.

The Havener Sisters follows Abbott’s Reach and Pink Chimneys in Ardeana Hamlin’s collection of novels set in nineteenth-century Maine. The story follows the Havener triplets as an unexpected economic crisis gives them a new perspective on their aging lives. This well-researched novel will transport readers back in time to the dawn of suffrage and the industrial age in the Northeast.

Pink Chimneys

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-00-1 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 220 p.

Abbott’s Reach

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-42-1 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 292 p.

The Havener Sisters

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-85-7 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 300 p.

This Time Might Be Different Stories of Maine

By Elaine Ford

This Time Might Be Different by award-winning writer Elaine Ford is a collection of fifteen stories in which deftly drawn characters contemplate difficult choices Underneath the commonplace— running into an old lover, a longstanding feud, an unspoken divorce—readers will find a trace of dark humor, a sinister underpinning, or a profound irony. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-44-5 Short Stories/Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 320 p.



Newest in the Jack McMorrow Mystery Series By Gerry Boyle

“. . . cracking dialogue, wonderful plotting, and a lot of heart.”

#1 Deadline

#2 Bloodline

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ISBN: 978-1-939017-06-2 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 320 p.

ISBN: 978-1-939017-45-1 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 380 p.

#3 Lifeline

#4 Potshot

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ISBN: 978-1-939017-52-9 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 396 p.

ISBN: 978-1-939017-54-3 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 376 p.

#5 Borderline

#6 Cover Story

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#12 Random Act Love is Hell . . . or maybe it’s just who we choose to love. After all, how do we really know who anyone is? When Maine’s favorite reporter, Jack McMorrow, heads out to the hardware store on a routine chore, little does he know that he’s about to witness a senseless murder that will have vicious repercussions. McMorrow chases leads that take him into the dark side of Downeast. At the same time, his best friend Louis has fallen for a mysterious blonde with Russian ties and a hankering for money and intrigue that could put everything Jack loves in peril. U.S. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-68-1 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 380 p.

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ISBN: 978-1-0939017-79-6 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 416 p.

ISBN: 978-1-939017-77-2 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 400 p.



#7 Pretty Dead

#8 Home Body

U.S. $16.95

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ISBN: 978-1- 944762-04-9 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 312 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-01-8 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 444 p.

#9 Damaged Goods

#10 Once Burned

#11 Straw Man

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ISBN: 978-1-939017-91-8 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 456 p.

ISBN: 978-1-944762-45-2 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 392 p.

U.S. $22.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-939017-60-4

U.S. $22.95 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1939017-93-2

ISBN: 978-1-944762-66-7 Fiction/Crime, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 368 p.

Strangers on the Beach




By William D. Andrews

By William D. Andrews

By William D. Andrews

Stealing History is a murder mystery based around a historical society in western Maine. The book weaves details of small-town life, delightful characters, and history into a suspenseful tale that keeps you guessing up until the last page.

A well-known benefactor is murdered just as the town is set to celebrate construction of an important new building. Julie Williamson, the historical society’s puzzle-loving director from Stealing History, works to solve the murder.

U.S. $15.95 / CAN $17.95 ISBN: 978-0-9763231-7-4 Fiction/Mystery, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 218 p.

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Somebody is stealing the Ryland Historical Society’s antique maps. Director and security expert Julie Williamson is intrigued but distracted as she plans her long-awaited wedding. However, when a colleague winds up dead, Williamson is pulled into a conundrum that might not have such a happily-ever-after ending.

Billionaire Ferdinand Sevigny lands in Maine after his latest stunt— attempting to sail around the world blindfolded—goes awry. Despite mounting evidence, Sevigny refuses to admit that foul play was involved. As more people become entangled in the mystery, they find themselves forced to make decisions that may define them forever.

U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-98-7 Fiction/Mystery, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 200 p.

U.S. $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-83-4 Fiction, hardcover (DJ), 6 x 9, 282 p.

Stealing History

Breaking Ground

ISBN: 978-1-934031-38-4 Fiction/Mystery, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 272 p.

Mapping Murder

By Josh Pahigian


FICTION $15.95 Regional Fiction

e d i t e d b y j o h n a n d k at h ry n m u e t h e r

love on the rocks

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Love on the RockS celebrates Mount Desert Island in its golden age, the late nineteenth century, when it was a summer playground for wealthy outof-staters, and, most important to many, a place for the rich to meet their future husbands and wives. this era in Maine history spawned a new genre of fiction that was commonly known as “the bar Harbor Novel,” romance stories about the rich falling in and out of love during their summer sojourns. Dramatic and romantic, these short novels helped intensify the area’s popularity. this collection includes eleven selections by authors such as Jane austin, constance Harrison, Marion crawford, and edward church.

Stories of Rusticators and Romance on Mount Desert Island

Cover design by Hoots Design /Karen Hoots

Silas Crockett


By Mary Ellen Chase

By Mary Ellen Chase

Silas Crockett traces life on the Maine coast through four generations of a seafaring family, and recounts the sweeping changes that took place on the Maine coast during the 19th and early 20th centuries. With historical detail and authenticity, Chase’s classic novel is considered one of the most distinguished books in Maine history.

Windswept is the romantic and tumultuous saga of a Maine family who makes its home Down East. Spanning six decades, the novel depicts their lives as they meet head-on the joys and challenges of the changing and encroaching world and eventually, World War II.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-9671662-2-3 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 336 p.

love on the rocks

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-976323-16-7 Historical fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 388 p.

Love on the Rocks

Stories of Rusticators and Romance on Mount Desert Island

Written by John and Kathryn Muether This special era in Maine history spawned a new genre of fiction that was known as “The Bar Harbor Novel,” romance stories about the rich falling in and out of love during their summer sojourns. Dramatic and romantic, these short novels helped intensify the area’s popularity. U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-18-6 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 168 p.

the contest James Hurley

Contentment Cove


The Contest

By Miriam Colwell

By Miriam Colwell

By James Hurley

Contentment Cove is a riveting story of class distinctions in a 1950s Down East village during a time of cultural change. Though the book is infused with humor, it also deals with serious issues that remain relevant today, none more compelling than the erosion of one way of Maine life and the evolution of another.

Young is a lively and moving novel of one young woman’s restlessness and struggle with life in a small Maine coastal town during the 1950s. Timeless themes still resonate as Evelyn graduates and confronts the question: What is she going to do with her life?

The Contest is a deftly interwoven tale that explores the camaraderie and sportsmanship among anglers. In this skillful tale, author James Hurley challenges the wisdom of chasing perfection, encouraging the reader instead to revel in life’s most important moments, however brief or passing.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-16-2 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5,184 p.

U.S. $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-10-9 Fiction, hardcover (DJ), 6 x 9, 250 p.

U.S. $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-934031-04-9 Fiction, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 212 p.

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Full Service

A Senator’s Eye

By David Hill

By Sen. Angus S. King Jr.

Notes From the Rearview Mirror

Celebrating Maine, Washington, and the Joys of Scraping the Windshield

The true stories in Full Service, both written and visual, will evoke nostalgia as Hill recounts childhood memories and the circumstances of finding these old cars that still have plenty of beauty left. U.S. $18.95 / CAN $20.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-75-8 Photography, softcover, 10 x 8, 128 p.

In recent years, Sen. Angus S. King Jr. has regularly captured images of his work and daily adventures and shared those pictures on social media to provide a wonderful and rare insider’s look at the workaday life of a senator, whether he is in D.C. or his home state. A Senator’s Eye is a fascinating collection of these informal photos, including King’s personal insights and captions. U.S. $16.95 / CAN $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-59-9 Photography, softcover, 9 x 7.25, 120 p.


Coloring Maine By Blue Butterfield Woodblock prints by artist Blue Butterfield make for a welcome and uncommon entry in the coloring book market. The artist’s hand-carved lines allow the colorer to bring more of his or her own artistic interpretation to the page, coloring inside or outside of the lines to create an original piece of art. Butterfield’s prints capture the beauty of Maine’s varied landscapes, from Acadia to Katahdin, from inland ponds to brick-lined streets, from swimming holes to the rugged coast. Spanning all four seasons, this coloring book will delight young artists and adult colorers alike. U.S. $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-06-3 Craft/Hobby, softcover, 9 x 9, 96 p.

Always in Season

Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmers’ Markets of New England

Written by Elise Richer Art by Teresa Lagrange Always in Season gives you more than 130 inviting and delicious recipes. Maine author Elise Richer takes you through each month of the year, highlighting a few select ingredients that are in season that month and offering fresh ideas on how to use them—without having to run to specialty grocery stores for rare ingredients or set aside half a day for prepping and cooking. U.S. $19.95 / CAN $22.95 ISBN: 978-1-939017-99-4 Cookbook, softcover, 8 x 9.5, 192 p.

Green Plate Special

Sustainable and Delicious Recipes

By Christine Burns Rudalevige In Green Plate Special, food writer and sustainibility expert Christine Burns Rudalevige shares her recipes for delicious meals, alongside tips and tricks for greening your kitchen and making the most of your produce. Featuring dozens of recipes that are good for the planet (but do not sacrifice flavor), Green Plate Special is an easy-to-digest primer for conscious, delectable living. U.S. $24.95 / CAN $27.95 ISBN: 978-1-944762-14-8 Cookbook, hardcover, 8 x 10, 216 p.



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Islandport Press Catalog, Spring-Summer 2020  

Maine publisher Islandport Press' 2020 spring and summer catalog of books by New Englanders. 2020 is the press' twentieth anniversary.

Islandport Press Catalog, Spring-Summer 2020  

Maine publisher Islandport Press' 2020 spring and summer catalog of books by New Englanders. 2020 is the press' twentieth anniversary.