We are vacationing in Rangeley Maine for the second time in four years. In the town of Rangeley there is a great independent bookstore called “Books, Lines and Thinkers” which I had visited on a previous trip here. The owner, Wess Connally introduced me to the essays of E.B. White (the author of Charlotte’s Web) which my wife and I enjoyed reading.
On this trip, I was anxious to get back to the store; this time I was looking for a book on Maine history, something similar to the book I recently read regarding the history of New Brunswick. Wess recommended “The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine’s Wildlands” by Neil Rolde. I also picked up The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E B White’s Eccentric Life In Nature And Birth Of An American Classic as well as a copy of Charlotte’s Web.
The store itself is my idea of what an Indie bookshop should be: well stocked, run by a person who loves books and can make good recommendations. As well as books, they sell artwork by local artists, some of which was quite attractive.
If you are in the Rangeley area, I highly recommend dropping by this fine bookstore.