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Address: 58 Main St, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5990
Phone Number: +1 207-374-5422

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Let the Books do the Talking

On our visit to Maine we stopped at North Light Books and Blue Hill around the corner. The North Light was clearly a town favorite. Lots of people popped in, made purchases and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2012
RFWright
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Jefferson MA
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Blue Hill, Maine
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79 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

Hallelujah! (the building was sold and they are no longer there...which is a wonderful thing. Blue Hill Books is still in town just up the hill)

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Jefferson MA
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

On our visit to Maine we stopped at North Light Books and Blue Hill around the corner. The North Light was clearly a town favorite. Lots of people popped in, made purchases and knew each other. As a tourist, it felt friendly to be there. Blue Hill is different in style, mood and content. But, there is definitely room for... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

The basement is a great place to hang in the cool and read. While I'm a used-book fan, the partner isn't. Great assortment of new books. Comfy chairs. Whoever the interior decorator was, they should include multiple picts in the CV from this place.

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Thank Kraye G
Oklahoma City
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93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

They were doing the last bit of cleaning. Thank God there is the wonderful Blue Hill Books just up the hill.

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Thank 2653adele
Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

I have been going to this bookstore for years and have never experienced what one reviewer has written about 4 times! I believe that this reviewer has a personal problem with the owner.

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1 Thank 902booklover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

I'm staying in blue hill for a week and was really surprised to see the nasty reviews. It's a perfectly nice little store and the lady running it was very nice. I came with my 8 year old daughter who looked at the kids books, and the owner treated her very nicely.

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1 Thank Drachs
Blue Hill, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

The negative reviews are completely incomprehensible to me.Unlike the snobby owner of Blue Hill Books who won't give a customer the time of day, but have always been treaed with courtesey and had great discussions with the owner/manager of North Light Books! She is a real professional, who knows her market and her products. Maybe some undisciplined children were disrupting... More 

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Thank HPSchrader
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

I go often to this bookstore and the service and the friendliness of the owner is fantastic. Some one is obviously trying to sabotage North Light books and the owner who could not be nicer or more helpful. I really feel that Trip Advisor should look into what can only be termed malicious attacks.

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2 Thank callij
New york
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

I wish this place would go out of business. The owner is so rude and crazy. I love blue hill but it makes me cringe each time I pass by it. Blue Hill books is so nice and friendly. Why anyone would go in this store is beyond me . The owner needs to be committed.

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Virginia & Maine
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2009

I had the same experience as other reviewers, twice now, in Northlight Books. Why sell children's books, yet chase children away and chastise their parents - before the kids have done anything at all? The sign on the door between the store and the bakery in August 2009 was classic customer service. Despite being right next to a bakery/coffee shop... More 

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