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Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Go for the books and stay for the pastries

The cafe, after having been closed for a while, reopened with an upgraded pastry selection. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Now this place is something

Visiting here reminds you of the lost art of the little old book shop. The service was helpful and... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2019
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
158 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670
+1 207-563-3207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe, after having been closed for a while, reopened with an upgraded pastry selection. The book store is terrific. Indy book stores have to try harder and they do. Grab a paper and retire to the cafe to have a cinnamon bun which are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

Visiting here reminds you of the lost art of the little old book shop. The service was helpful and not intrusive. So glad we stopped in for a look.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank M23rdPWR
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Thankful for the fantastic selection of books by diverse authors, authors of Color, and I was thrilled to find the new Marlon James book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf on the shelf in staff picks after I had visited 4 other bookstores only to find it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Since the change in ownership this excellent book store has been changed somewhat but it still has excellent selections of books covering very diverse areas, many locally focused books, and the coffee shop adds attractiveness.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 11,542
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I ordered a smoothie from the smoothie board. This is what I got in the picture. I’m sure this is a slushie not smoothie. Very Disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jenny C
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Always great to stop by and pick up some good reading material. The adjacent coffee shop is also good. And you can find out-of-town newspapers such as the NY Times there too. Grab a sidewalk table and enjoy Damariscotta's Main street.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jrjojo
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Fab place. Free WiFi, great coffee, super friendly service. Highly recommended, we popped back every day whilst staying locally.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Local_lass20
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We had a pumpkin spice latte and the harvest latte (I may have the name wrong) it was the special creation for Pumpkinfest. They were both excellent.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank VATraveler1213
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

The cafe is cute and has a quirky menu full of sandwiches and bagels and smoothies the staff is nice and efficient. They put wayyyyyy too much cream cheese over their bagels. It was disgusting...

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Sara P
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Purchased last year and is now Sherman's Bookstore. It is definitely not the same as our beloved Maine Coast Book Shop. The service and feeling of the place is totally different.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Kathleen H
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February 6, 2016|
Response from NYfolkgirl | Reviewed this property |
If you mean a gift card- I think you can just call them up and it could be arranged- they are very helpful!