Welcome to Longfellow Books


Good news, everyone! We've finally caught up with our tremendous backlog of used books, and we're ready for more.

As usual, please limit yourself to ONE bag or box of books at a time -- space here is always at a premium! You can drop off one box or bag and we'll call you as soon as it is processed (usually 1-2 weeks). Rejected books will be donated to the Portland Public Library, or held for one week for you to pick up. If you have any questions about our used book program, click here or give us a call!


Coming Up at Longfellow Books...!

Thursday, August 25th at 7 pm
by John Manderino
*at Longfellow Books*

The latest fiction from local author John Manderino. This collection of twenty-six dark but often humorous short stories features a pantheon of disturbed and disturbing characters, human and otherwise. Many of the stories are modern takes on classic monsters crafted with twisted plots. For example, Wolfman and Janice is about a werewolf who is doing the best he can under very trying circumstances. There’s an adolescent vampire-wannabe who is suffering badly: in love for the first time. Other stories feature characters who seem perfectly normal until they're alone. Phil, for instance, is never so happy as when he’s with his inflatable girlfriend Vanessa -- until she tells him the devastating truth about himself. More than just standard monster stories, the tales in But You Scared Me the Most reveal the dark heart of human nature.

We hope to see you Thursday night!

"Manderino plumbs the depth of domestic horror in these fleeting but beguiling stories about ghosts, murders, monsters, and madmen. ...Clever fables about nightmares both real and imagined."
--Kirkus Reviews

For more information about our upcoming readings, check out our event calendar!


Longfellow Bestsellers!

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


1. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

2. Walking Through History by Paul Leadman

3. Hauling Through by Peter Bridgford

4. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

5. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

6. The State We're In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie

7. Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates

8. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

9. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

10. Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Click here for the rest of the list!


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