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“Best Indie Bookshop in Midcoast Maine”

Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Want something to read while you're in Maine? Look no further than this small but well stocked indie bookstore. It features books about Maine, but also has all the latest titles from the New York Times Book Review, as well as children's books. A staff pick section provides thoughtful selections, and there's also a book club should you find yourself buying lots of titles. Need to buy a book as a present for someone? They'll wrap it for you! Want a cup of coffee while you peruse your purchases? The cafe is the perfect place to sit and enjoy some reading time. It also has wifi should you need it. All in all, this is my "go to" place whenever I'm in town. I can't imagine Damariscotta without it.

Thank Carter M
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Do not miss an opportunity to stop at this wonderful oasis in the heart of Damariscotta. The adjacent coffee shop serves any coffee drink you desire. My fave is the iced Americano! You can even pick up a reasonably priced piece of photo art on display. The book store is also pet friendly.

Thank jrjojo
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

The book store stocks a terrific selection of best sellers, classics, children's books and books about Maine. And if they don't have what you want, they'll find it for you at no extra charge. If you don't want the book when it arrives, no problem. I've shopped here for years and always find books and stuffed animals for the grand kids. It's a comfortable place with clean bathrooms and unbelievably helpful and friendly staff and a great attached cafe with excellent coffee, tea and treats.

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Just needed somewhere for a quick tea and coffee as we drove through Damariscotta. This cafe is attached to the bookshop in the middle of town. The staff was friendly and they had a good selection of teas.

Thank BucephalusUK
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

We have been here several times and love this bookstore. The children's section has an appropriate selection of new books and classics, as well as activities for children - a doll house, toys, etc. Customer service is excellent. Local authors are featured. You will find books here that you will not find anywhere else. The cafe next door is a bonus -- good food, coffees, teas. An excellent place to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Thank Jamie B
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