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UPCOMING EVENTS


MONDAY, JUNE 24TH at the Portland Public Library | 5:30-7:00PM 

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books CHRIS RASCHKA

Join Caldecott winning author/illustrator Chris Raschka for a workshop at Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Chris will share images of his private painted travel journals, show how they inform his professional development as a children’s book illustrator and author, discuss memory as it functions before and after making the journals. Chris will demonstrate some of his favorite techniques live. There will be a Q &A and book signing. Free and Open to all.

Our friends at the Illustration Institute have some great upcoming events/workshops with artists and illustrators.
Check out their upcoming summer events here: https://www.illustrationinstitute.org/


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH | 12:00 - 1:00PM

Literary Lunch: Jaed Coffin talks about Roughhouse Friday with Kathryn Miles

Location: Portland Public Library
Audience: Adults

 

 


FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH AT 7PM 

GOOD AND MAD WITH REBECCA TRAISTER

IN CONVERSATION WITH SARA CORBETT 

Date: Friday, June 28th
Time: 6:30 p.m. doors | 7:00 p.m. event
Location: SPACE Gallery

Tickets:
Donation Suggested

Tickets for all events are available at the door on the day of the event, on a first-come, first-served basis.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL.
THERE WILL BE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SEATS/STANDING ROOM MADE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT.

Rebecca Traister’s writing has garnered her international attention as a central force in feminist dialogue. The timely publication of Good and Mad has further cemented her place as a thought leader in a contemporary cultural moment defined by #MeToo and the Kavanaugh hearings. Traister will discuss the history and politics of female anger with Portland-based Sara Corbett, a writer and contributor to the New York Times Magazine, a conversation presented by Longfellow Books and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD AT 7PM 

ALMOST MIDNIGHT BY PAUL DOIRON

Please join us at Longfellow Books on Wednesday, July 3rd at 7pm for a book talk with author Paul Doiron, who will be here to celebrate the release of Almost Midnight, the latest in his series about Game Warden Mike Bowditch!

"The extraordinary sense of place makes this Doiron's strongest novel yet." —Booklist (starred review)

 


THURSDAY, JULY 11TH | 6:30 - 8:00PM 

Spotlight Lecture: Ann Beattie at the Portland Public Library

Location: Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults

Join us at the Portland Public Library for a conversation with Ann Beattie and TBD, to discuss Beattie’s new book A Wonderful Stroke of Luck


WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH AT 7PM 

HOW WE WIN BY GEORGE LAKEY

Please join us for a book talk with George Lakey, who will be here to discuss his recent book, How We Win

"How We Win has arrived to us at another key moment in our human journey. It is a guide for our collective liberation, informed by decades of Professor Lakey's ongoing research and teaching since the '60s. Following these steps will indeed help us achieve a more just and humane society." ⁠— Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

 

 

 


THURSDAY, JULY 18TH AT 7PM

AROUND THE WORLD IN FIFTY YEARS: TRAVEL TALES FROM A NOT SO INNOCENT ABROAD BY ELAYNE CLIFT

Please join us on Thursday, July 18th at 7pm for a book talk with author Elayne Clift!

 

 


WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 | 12:00 - 1:00PM 

Literary Lunch: Marjan Kamali talks about The Stationery Shop with Susan Kaplan Carlton
Location: Portland Public Library
Audience: Adults


Check Out This Week's Bestsellers!

 

1. The Overstory by Richard Powers

2. On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

3. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

5. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

6. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

7. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

8. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

9. There There by Tommy Orange

10. Normal People by Sally Rooney

11. The Lost Kitchen by Erin French

12. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

13. The Power by Naomi Alderman

14. The Pioneers by David McCullough

15. The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

Click here for the rest of the bestseller list!

Longfellow News

Longfellow Books
Our Used Book Buying Policy

• We pay store credit for used books, not cash.

• Our buyers cannot process any books on the spot.

• We pay approximately 30% of what we decide to charge for a book. So if we price something at $8, we’ll give you $2.40 in store credit for it.

We take one bag or box at a time, and you can drop off books whenever we're open*. We will call you once we go through your books (it takes us about a week, unless we’re buried very deep) to tell you how much store credit you’re getting.

           *We may go through periods when we get overloaded and have to temporarily pause, so please call or check our website before bringing books in.

• We take many different kinds of books (paperbacks & hardcovers, fiction & nonfiction), but our selection varies with supply & demand.

However, we usually will not buy:

           •Books that are in generally poor condition (torn or yellowed pages, missing dustcovers, split spines, etc.)

           •Books with underlining or highlighting

           •Textbooks and outdated reference books (travel guides, etc.)

           •Non-book items (magazines, journals, calendars, DVDs, CDs, etc.)

•Currently, we are not taking kids books or young adult/middle reader books, cookbooks, or oversized coffee table/art books.

• If there are books we don’t take, we can either donate them to Goodwill or you can pick them back up. We will ask your preference when you drop them off. If you elect to pick books back up, we ask that you pick them up within 7 days of when we contact you. After that, we reserve the right to donate them.

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