Tag Archives: books

The Not So Empty Nest, a new Bangor gift shop, is full of Maine-made treasures

Handmade signs hang on the wall at The Not So Empty Nest, a new gift shop in Bangor. Shelby Hartin|BDN

Father’s Day always falls right around my dad’s birthday on June 14. I’m not the kind of person to lump together birthdays and holidays when they fall close together. I prefer instead to treat them separately and give my dad something for each. Thankfully a new gift shop recently opened in Bangor, and I knew […]

Pulitzer Prize winners to visit Bangor Public Library

Books line the walls at Pro Libris Bookshop at 10 Third Street in Bangor.

On Wednesday I posted about my love of books and the local bookshop I recently discovered, Pro Libris. Today I offer you some information about an upcoming event at the book-iest of places: the Bangor Public Library. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s most prestigious award. To celebrate, the the University […]

Pro Libris Bookshop one of Bangor’s hidden gems

Pro Libris Bookshop is located at 10 Third Street in Bangor and has been in operation since 1980.

Magic exists in this world. It smells like the dog-eared pages of a well-loved paperback and sounds like the muffled quiet found between stacks of secondhand books. I can get lost in a bookshop, scanning titles and running my finger along the spines of wizened hardcovers. I’ll sit on the floor between towers of stories, […]