Monthly Archives: March 2016

Discovering a taste of Europe in Bangor, Maine

Bangor Resident Ingrid Perkins came to the United States in the '60s from Germany. Having been here for over four decades she became one of the unique fixtures in Bangor known for her German Shop where she sells items imported from Europe. Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre Publication Date: December 1, 2007

Roses, mini carnations, succulents. Geraniums lined one side of the greenhouse and giant pots of pure white calla lilies lined the other. Old-fashioned lamps and lights hung from the ceiling and tantalizing aromas wafted from the the tables set up for the many vendors that filled the space with their homemade goods. It was a […]

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, […]

Finding adventure right here in Bangor

BANGOR, MAINE -- 10/14/2014 -- The finished "Greetings from Bangor, Maine" mural is seen on the Union Street-facing side of the McGuire Building in Bangor. The giant painting will greet those entering downtown from either Brewer or Main St via the Waterfront. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

I’m going to find things that people settling into their new home of greater Bangor might enjoy — and I want your help.