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Address: 134 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone Number: 207-729-5083
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Specialty bookstore offering many books on the environment.

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Best bookstore in Maine

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Biff H
Brunswick, Maine
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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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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Panama City, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

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

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