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From The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs (280 copies sold!) to A Farmer's Alphabet (41 copies sold!), here are our 50 bestselling books from 2015-2020. We're a little shop, so this list says a whole lot about our customers' loves and interests.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Paperback | Aug 2015
not in store $16.00
(available for order)
Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Paperback | Sep 2014
not in store $18.00
(available for order)
The Overstory
Richard Powers
Paperback | Apr 2019
not in store $18.95
(available for order)
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat
Hardcover | Apr 2017
not in store $37.50
(available for order)
A Promised Land
Barack Obama
Hardcover | Nov 2020
not in store $45.00
(available for order)
Michelle Obama
Hardcover | Nov 2018
not in store $32.50
(available for order)
How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X Kendi
Hardcover | Aug 2019
not in store $27.00
(available for order)
Yuval Noah Harari
Paperback | May 2018
not in store $24.99
(available for order)
The Hidden Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben
Hardcover | Sep 2016
not in store $24.95
(available for order)
The Secret Lives of Color
Kassia St Clair
Hardcover | Oct 2017
not in store $20.00
(available for order)

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Thanks for asking! Though we're closed to general public traffic for the time being, Lacy and Jacob are still behind the scenes processing orders as fast they can, for pickup or shippingWe're also happy to offer a careful selection of books and merchandise on display inside Rock City Cafe, which you can buy (credit cards only) at their walk-in counter between 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. every day of the week (except Wednesdays). On this site, you can order used or new books in stock, and you can also order just about any new book in print whether it's in stock or not!


You can email us any time at, text us at 207-494-4274, or we're available by phone Wednesday - Saturday 10 am til 4 p.m at 207-593-7780 (see Contact & Hours tab above for more info.) You can also check in with us on Instagram, Twitter or our lil' blog

Safe, distanced pickup of your orders is available; you can
read about the how, when and where right here Just wait for a notification that your order is ready to pick up, and we'll include a reminder about your pickup options.


Thank you for your patience, and your dedication to keeping our mission alive! We couldn't do this without you.


Yes, we can preorder 99% of forthcoming books for you! We can hold books for pick-up in the store, or we can ship them directly to you. This list is automatically generated and updated once a week; if there's something you're looking for you don't see here, try the search bar above or send us a note. Don't hesitate to be in touch if there's a book you're not sure about! NB: Because this list is auto-generated from a list of future releases, a book's appearance on this list does not mean we'll definitely have it in the store for sale once it's published, nor does it mean we endorse or support all of the books on the list.


We are proud to be Rockland’s local independent bookshop.

We carry high quality new and used books, as well as a careful selection of unusual cards, magazines and merchandise.

One of five finalists for Publishers Weekly's 2019 Bookstore of the Year. You've seen us in the New York Times (here and here), Downeast Magazine (here and here); New York Magazine; Maine Magazine, the Boston Globe; Yankee Magazine, People (kinda) and on bookmarks scattered throughout Midcoast Maine.


To foster an active and vocal enthusiasm for books and print culture in a screen-centric world;
offer out-of-the-ordinary merchandise and gifts;
cultivate community and advocate for social justice;
and to do all of this with an independent spirit.


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All avialble for order/preorder now! (You can find the original article here, but all their links go to Ama*on, so just...ignore that bit.)
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