Adult Ficton & Non Fiction

Historic Photos of Maine by Frances Pollitt


Maine captures two worlds within its borders: the world of work and the world of leisure. Mainers live and work through the long, cold winters, short springs, easy summers, and brilliant falls. Vacationers delight in the rocky coastline, summer camps, mountain hikes, pristine wilderness, and wildlife views. The rigors of living in Maine throughout the year have created a spirit of endurance in its citizens. Historic Photos of Maine captures this spirit of inventiveness, work, recreation, and integrity that are hallmarks of the state through still photography selected from the finest archives. From the era of the early days of steam travel to its role as a beloved vacation destination, Historic Photos of Maine follows life, government, education, and events throughout the state’s history. This volume captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of hundreds of historic photographs. Published in striking black-and-white, these images communicate the historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique community.

Adorable Felted Animals: Gakken Handmade Series


Nothing feels better than a cute, fuzzy animal you can hold in the palm of your hand. Adorable Felted Animals shows you how you can create more than 30 endearing dogs, cats, birds and other animals using a little wool roving, a felting needle, and a few simple techniques. Starting with basic shapes you roll in your hands, you can sculpt the most lifelike miniature animals, using your felting needle to join the individual parts and give them their firm and final shape. With little bits of contrasting wool you can give your felted friends expressions that are irresistible. It’s easy, creative, and very relaxing.

These cute felted animals range from the wonderfully realistic to enchantingly cute. Included in this book are:

  • Beloved dogs such as Golden and Labrador retrievers, a Pug, a Poodle, and Dachshund and more
  • Exotic cats, like the Siamese and Abyssinian
  • Feathered friends such as the parakeet, cockatiel, lovebird and finch
  • Other household companions like the ferret and hamster
  • Outdoor dwellers like the chipmunk and rabbit

The animals range from about 2-4 inches high, and instructions are included for turning a few of your felt creations into fun dangly accessories. A full lesson takes you though one of the projects from beginning to end, covering all the basics to ensure that you have all the skills you need to make any critter you want.

Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom by Syne Mitchell


Rigid-heddle weaving is simple to learn, is easy to master, and offers a lifetime of possibilities to discover! Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom covers everything rigid-heddle weavers need to know about the craft, from the basics — how to select a loom, set it up, and get started — to a wide variety of fun techniques that yield beautiful results. Begin by exploring a variety of weave structures, including finger-manipulated laces, tapestry, and color play with stripes, plaids, and multicolor yarns. Then move on to more complex designs and irresistible projects, from pillows and curtains to bags, shawls, and even jewelry. Explore warp-face patterning, weft-pile weaving, weaving with fine threads, woven shibori, shadow weave, and the textural effects you can create with different yarns and with wire and conductive thread. Everything you need to know is here, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to ensure success.

The Ultimate Guide to Bowhunting ed. by Jack Cassell


With hunting advice from a wide variety of experts, including Steve Bartylla, Peter Fiduccia, Leo Somma, and John Trout, The Ultimate Book of Bowhunting focuses on the most traditional of hunting weapons: the bow and arrow. In this compendium of bowhunting knowledge, you will learn how to do such things as:

• Tracking a wounded deer
• Using scents to entice as well as camouflage
• Setting up, drawing silently, calling, and field judging
• Build your own tree stands, archery workbenches, and more
• Field dress a deer
• And more!

This comprehensive guide will tell you all that you need to know about this ancient art of hunting, and many things that you didn’t. It is a must have for any serious hunter’s bookshelf.

The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery by Rick Sapp

Traditional archery is spoken in every language, in every culture. Whether you compete in Olympic venues or bowhunt for big game, you participate in a shared history, a tradition of joy and of trial. Archery embodies the philosophy that newer is not always better, that faster does not always win the race, that easier is not always in one’s best interest. With the help of The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery, learn to rise to an ancient challenge, and with bow in hand, reconnect with the world around you.  From

Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening by Charlie Nardozzi

From  This easy-to-follow guide features:
Planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits and vegetables
Popular vegetable selections from arugula to winter squash
A variety of common and unusual fruits, nuts, and herbs
Advice on garden design, building the soil, storing and preserving your harvest, and more
Northeasterners pride themselves on the ethics of self-sufficiency and frugality. Perhaps that’s why more are planting their own food gardens than ever before. It helps ensure the produce you’re eating is safe, fresh, and healthy. It’s a win-win!

Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass by Mary Beth Beuke

The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass is the only book on the topic that will be needed and comes from a lifetime collector who shares her twenty-some years of beachcombing to show how to understand, collect, identify and use sea glass. From understanding glass colors and possible origins to the history of sea glass from history and modern collectors and how they are used, this blends a coffee-table presentation with full-page color art with a lovely, artistic discussion that will appeal to artists, nature buffs and collectors alike. The result is a highly recommended guide for any sea glass enthusiast.” —Midwest Book Review

Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee

“Many kitchen decorating books focus on remodeling the space. Here Lee, interiors editor for The Times Magazine in London and author ofHomes from Home, shows how to combine vintage finds with new products to decorate a kitchen. In 300-plus color photographs retro, country, white-on-white, and utilitarian styles are on display. For each there are examples of sleek modern designs, such as a uncluttered country look, with others presenting kitchens that contain a full display of the flea market finds. Lee then focuses on furniture, surfaces, and cabinets that enhance the theme with advice on storage and cooking utensils. VERDICT: The variety of styles makes this book an inspiring choice for those looking for ideas on decorating kitchens.” - Library Journal

Spinning and Dyeing Yarn by Ashley Martineau

“Loving wool and all its needleworking implications, such as crocheting and knitting, doesn’t necessarily add up to a love for its cousin, spinning. ‘It’s costly,’ say the nay-sayers. ‘Requires too much equipment and knowledge,’ insist others. Answering all these negative reactions with an updated, easy-to-use manual is British crafter and author Martineau. Her approach is simple. She streamlines the information and shows critical instructions – dyeing, using different spindles. And finishing the yarn – in colorful step-by-step photographs. Basic troubleshooting tips demystify and solve common issues. Plus, her response to equipment expense is to make your own. A separate section on selling handmade yarn, with tips on photography, shipping, handling, and managing online sales gives even rank amateurs a chance to aspire to turning pro.” – Booklist

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline


“In novel after novel, Lisa Scottoline has proven herself a master of stories that combine familial love ― especially that of mothers for their children ― with nail-biting stories of spirited everywomen bent on finding the truth. Her new novel, Most Wanted, demonstrates again her skill with this kind of domestic suspense tale.” – The Washington Post

“This is a potboiler of a book, crammed full of agonizing choices confronting appealing, relatable characters. Scottoline has penned more hardboiled tales, but never one as heartfelt and emotionally raw, raising her craft to the level of Judith Guest and Alice Hoffman. Most Wantedis a great thriller and a gut-wrenching foray into visceral angst that is not to be missed.” – The Providence Journal