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Diagonally across the street from Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections is Gulf of Maine Books... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
Dover, New Hampshire
Worth a visit, with an excellent selection and advice from the owner

I shop here whenever I'm in Brunswick just to make sure the place stays open. The gregarious owner... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2017
Essex, New York
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Specialty bookstore offering many books on the environment.
134 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2010
+1 207-729-5083
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Diagonally across the street from Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections is Gulf of Maine Books It was a well-organized, neatly-arranged bookstore that invited browsing the wide variety of books in stock. On my visit, I came upon an interesting, humorous cat book that was pretty...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed September 2, 2017

I shop here whenever I'm in Brunswick just to make sure the place stays open. The gregarious owner freely offers suggestions and will discuss a wide range of subjects if he's not too busy. We had a nice chat about the pleasures of Croatia and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Among the many restaurants on Maine St in Brunswick is this great book store. Great selection of books and fun to browse through. In this age of on-line shopping its nice to still be able to have a book store to walk into with a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Jay L
Reviewed July 25, 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Esther40541
Reviewed January 5, 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...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Linda M
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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Biff H
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...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Jay L
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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Andrine48
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....More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Margaret L
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