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A mystery lover's paradise!

Marvelous collection of new and used mysteries with a nice local authors' corner. There are... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Orleans, Massachusetts
You didn't bring a book??!!? Get one.

In a smallish shed behind a house, find Mainely Murders and the two former academics who own it... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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1 Bourne St, ME 04043-7000
+1 207-985-8706
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Marvelous collection of new and used mysteries with a nice local authors' corner. There are sections for British classics, British contemporaries, American classics, American contemporaries, etc. Co-owner Ann was friendly and helpful, and knew her stuff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Saltyblue
Reviewed August 20, 2018

In a smallish shed behind a house, find Mainely Murders and the two former academics who own it. Say you've finished reading all of a series. Both Paula and Ann, once you describe what you like, can lead you in the right direction. My husband...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon this bookstore while I was on vacation with my dad and brother. We walked in and had a great conversation with the owner who was super friendly and very knowledgeable. I generally don’t read a lot of mysteries, but she was able...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ptmerrigan85
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Best bookstore in New England for mystery, crime and SciFi book lovers. Paula and Ann travel the world to bring a variety of books from different regions at extremely affordable prices. You have the classics like Agatha Christie and then the modern thriller authors like...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

If reading is part of your life, then this place is a must. Went there on a Saturday. My family and I were greeted like VIPs. The owners are indeed driven by passion. When I asked for advices in order to find new books series,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Luc P
Reviewed July 9, 2017

If you are at all interested in mystery novels and need help searching for just the right ones, THIS is the place for you! The two lovely women who own and operate this hidden jewel, are so friendly, helpful and willing to help you find...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We were told about this place on our tour of Maine. Leigh from Maine Day Tours told us about book shop. We never would have found it on our own. My sister & I were in our glory. The owner is delightful.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank kimtustin
Reviewed October 15, 2016

My wife is a mystery novel nut. She was in heaven when she was here. I think I could have dropped her off when it opened and came back when it closed and she would have been happy.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Corbin G
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Kennebunk and I saw the sign for this store. The lovely lady that is the proprietor really makes this place special. They have a large section by and about Maine and New England. She seems to know everything book she has...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Colleen D
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon this place in Kennebunk when she noticed a little "sandwich" sign on the Main Street. It is a little converted garage chock full of mysteries. Books are organized by the country or region where the story takes place. The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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