Every book on our big, curated list — novels to memoirs, kids’ books to cookbooks — helps prove Stephen King’s maxim that “books are a uniquely portable magic.” And every one fulfills the mandate of Barbara Cooney’s Miss Rumphius, helping to make the world more beautiful.
Does the Great Maine Novel exist? A new book raises questions and weighs some options. By Brian Kevin
Rereading The Sign of the Beaver: lessons learned from a childhood favorite with a problematic legacy. By Brian Kevin
Simple and profound, the message of Barbara Cooney’sMiss Rumphius still resonates. By Virginia M. Wright
Two superfans go the rounds in a grueling elimination tournament to crown the single Maine-iest Stephen King book.
A few cherished books inspired a move to Maine for one Down East editor. By Jennifer Van Allen
Driving the Golden Road is as beautiful and rugged a trip as in author John Gould’s day. By Brian Kevin
Seven Maine landmarks for your next literary pilgrimage. By Jennifer Van Allen
It’s a photo finish among four of our favorite photography collections. By Benjamin Williamson