Maine, a Mecca over the centuries for authors, poets and artists, has to be one of the most written about, painted and photographed places in the world – and therefore there has been a plethora of books published about Maine. The small selection which follows is only intended to be an introduction to the state.
MAINE ATLAS AND GAZETTEER
DeLorme, 2005, 70 maps, $19.95
The “bible” for getting around Maine without getting lost.
HOW TO TALK YANKEE: A GUIDE FOR TOURISTS, MIGRANTS & SUMMER COMPLAINTS
Gerald Lewis,Thorndike Press, 1979, 225 pages.
A “wicked” good book to help you master Maine lingo.
MOVING TO MAINE
Victoria Doudera, Down East Books, 2000, 236 pages, $16.95 The essential guide to get you here.
THE COAST OF MAINE BOOK: A COMPLETE GUIDE
Rick Akerman and Kathryn Buxton, Berkshire House Publishers, 1999, 320 Pages. $17.95
A very comprehensive guidebook to the coast of Maine.
MOON HANDBOOKS: COASTAL MAINE
Kathleen Brandes, Avalon Travel Publishing, 2002, 476 pages, $16.95
Another good guidebook to the coast of Maine.
ISLANDS IN TIME
Phillip Conking, Down East Books, 1999, 319 pages, $21.95
A natural and cultural history of the islands of the Gulf of Maine.
THE SEASONS OF MAINE
William Hubbell, Down East Books, 2001, 112 pages, $24.95
A pictorial tour of Maine’s four seasons.
MAINE: THE SEASONS
Terrell Lester, Alfred Knopf Publishers, 2000, 144 pages, $35.00
An acclaimed landscape photographer captures incredible images of Maine seasons.
PAINTINGS OF MAINE
Arnold Skolnick and Carl Little, Down East Books, 1996, 128 pages, $19.95
Features 80 of the most memorable landscapes of Maine captured by American masters.
Christopher Barnes and Sarah Stiles Bright, Tilbury House, 2002, 108 pages, $40.00
A wonderful pictorial book on Maine’s lakes with an informative text.
AN EXPLORERS GUIDE TO MAINE
Christina Tree & K.W. Oxnard, Countryman Press, 2003, 710 pages, $19.95
The most encyclopedic guide to the entire state of Maine.
MAINE FOLKS AND MAINE WAYS
Robert Van Waes, Lincoln County Publishing, 2004, 285 pages, $15.00
A very entertaining book that describes the whys and wherefores of Maine and its people.
ISLANDS OF THE MID-MAINE COAST
Charles B. McLane, The Island Institute, 1992, 276 pages, $29.95
A history of the coastal islands betweens Georges River and Pemaquid Point, also including Monhegan Island.