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In preparation for the holiday season, we are putting a brief hold on used book intake for the next few weeks.  We'll pick it up again after the holidays, and we will have plenty of great used books for you to peruse in the coming weeks.  

Thanks for all the amazing books you've brought in this year, and we can't wait to see what 2018 holds!


Small Business Saturday: November 25th

Longfellow Books and The Telling Room


If you are looking for book recommendations by young authors for young readers and want to support a wonderful local organization, please come out on Small Business Saturday, November 25, from 10am-12pm, to Longfellow Books in Portland, where four of The Telling Room's young authors will be on hand to recommend their favorite books, and sign their own, too! Featuring Nafviso Ali, Siri Pierce, Liam Swift, and Cameron Jury.

The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, The Telling Room seeks to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for their students. They believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success.

Longfellow News

Please join us on the first friday of each month at 7PM for community night at Longfellow Books. We have become disturbed by the policies being enacted by the new administration, and feel strongly that, if nothing else, we need to provide a space for all in our community to come together and work to reverse some of these trends. Read on for more details, and we look forward to seeing you Friday night.

To that end, we will be keeping the store open every First Friday from 7- 9 PM, for community use.  We will supply postcards and stamps free of charge for anyone wishing to reach out to our elected officials either at the federal or local level. We will have tables and chairs out for people to meet and share ideas, organize, etc.  

If you represent a group that would like to have a representative present to speak or distribute materials, please contact us.  

One important note--we’re happy to have all political viewpoints join in this very important conversation. Debate and disagreement are the hallmarks of our society. But so are respect and decency, inclusion and love. We will not tolerate messages or actions of hatred and discrimination in our store, in our community, or in our country. 

In Books We Trust,
The Longfellow Books Family

Longfellow Bestsellers!

Check out Longfellow's Top 25 Bestsellers and see what your neighbors are reading!


1. What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton/p>

2. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

3. Legacy of Spies by John LeCarre

4. 1913 by Florian Illies

5. How to Read Nature by Tristan Gooley

6. Going Into Town by Roz Chast

7. Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

8. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

9. I’m the One Who Got Away: A Memoir by Andrea Jarrell

10. Beneath the Depths by Bruce Robert Coffin

Click here for the rest of the bestseller list!

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