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Address: 134 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2010
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+1 207-729-5083
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Specialty bookstore offering many books on the environment.

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SINCE I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU

It's been 18+ years since I've been loving Gulf of Maine Book Shop and what a pleasure it is to enter its doors and be nurtured by not only the superb selection of books they... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

It's been 18+ years since I've been loving Gulf of Maine Book Shop and what a pleasure it is to enter its doors and be nurtured by not only the superb selection of books they carry but also by the clientele they have; not to mention the two lovely and thought-provoking owners Gary Lawless and Beth Leonard. There is hardly... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Gulf of Maine books has been here as long as I can remember and that dates back decades; and its owners are fascinating. Come in for a visit.

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Thank Esther40541
Brunswick, Maine
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

The quality of service and selection of reading materials make this a favorite place for those who love books. There are none of the associated "frills", however, found in some newer bookstores such as cafe, or reading nooks. It is a Mainstreet store with an extremely knowledgeable, helpful staff.

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Thank Linda M
Brunswick, Maine
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Best book store in Maine. Excellent selection and great owners. It's so nice to still have a small locally owned bookstore

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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

And long may the Gulf of Maine Bookstore live! Not only are they an outstanding INDEPENDENT book seller - thank GOD - but owners Gary Lawless (with a most appropriate last name :) and Beth Leonard are two of the nicest people I know. Not only that but Gary is an accomplished author/poet/writer and no trip to Brunswick, much less... More 

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Customers of this wonderful in-town bookstore worried when Borders moved to a shopping plaza outside of town. No worries. Borders has come and gone. The Gulf of Maine still brings a wonderful selection of Maine authors and poets to a loyal fan base and the tourists " from away." If we always buy from Amazon there will only be empty... More 

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Thank Andrine48
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

The best bookstore in Maine and possibly New England. They have outlived the big chain bookstores and have a very loyal cliental. The owners, Beth and Gary go out of their way to satisfy their customers and can order most anything in a timely manner. Their originality, awareness and a wide variety of books has kept them in business for... More 

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Thank Margaret L
Panama City, FL
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Small but to the point, you gotta love independent book stores. Gulf of Maine has been around for decades, and there is a reason for that. Leaning a little (or a lot) to the left) indie book stores stand for independence and a point of view. Find the books that you didn't know were written. Poke around and just enjoy... More 

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Thank JonnieS
maine
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Reviewed 25 July 2008

The staff is really friendly and they have a great selection of books.

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