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A Block in Maine, Chockablock With Bookstores

LiteraryLocations.com illustrator Isabella Bannerman and I were recently staying in Bath. What a beautiful city, right on the Kennebec River. It is a city that makes ships and has for centuries. It still looks prosperous, and has preserved its beautiful Front Street, which has bookstores bumping into one another. I counted four, and there's another one around the corner on Centre Street. This is a very good sign. There is also a huge public library, the Patton, another very good sign.  Open Door Books. 178 Front Street. How are you going to resist this place? You aren't.  The Library Bookstore. 194 Front Street, right across the street from the Patton. And actually part of the Patton, I believe. The Mustard Seed Bookstore....

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