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Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe

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Address: 158 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670
Phone Number:
+1 207-563-3207
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 17:30
Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:30

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great welcoming place

great place to hang, a board with paid forward drinks, soup, etc in case you are short on cash, good bargains

Reviewed 3 days ago
Diana B
Bremen, Maine
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Bremen, Maine
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great place to hang, a board with paid forward drinks, soup, etc in case you are short on cash, good bargains

Thank Diana B
Damariscotta, Maine
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The book store is fun and very diverse but the cafe' was dirty. the garbage can was overflowing and most of the staff was kind of in their own world. I was one of three people in the cafe at the time and no staff member thought to clean the area. Coffee was good though.

Thank rikhart
Akron, Ohio
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

When I came up to Maine, I used to go to the bookstore in Brunswick at Cook's Corners. That one sadly closed some time ago. I was happy to find Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta and drove on over there today. Interesting books, lots of nooks and corners to explore. They have a nice art supply section, which is... More 

1 Thank abovethetreeline
Rockland, Maine
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I stop in each time I visit Damariscotta. I go for the Mocha Latte. While in line I usually spot some baked item that is screaming to be eaten. I'd rather not attempt to eat and drink while walking the sidewalks, especially during tourist season. So, I find a seat to use the wi-fi for a bit. When done I... More 

1 Thank astro005
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I am a lover of books and coffee and was visiting a new area of Maine. After passing through Damariscotta I knew I had to stop. The village is beautiful alone but the bookstore is phenomenal. I found so many new authors and series I wanted to read! Bought more than enough books to carry me through the rest of... More 

1 Thank Glori H
Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Friendly, quaint little cafe where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and have some lunch or snack. Relax and read or use the internet. There is a nice book shop there as well.

Thank Linda D
Wiscasset, Maine
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great coffee, bakery, sandwiches. The perfect place to wait for events at Lincoln Theatre.....before or after.

1 Thank Richard T
Burleson, Texas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I was surprised at the wide inventory of books in this combination bookstore/coffee shop. Damariscotta is not a large town, but it must have a very literary population to support a bookstore of this size and range of reading materials-impressive in these days of dwindling bookstores. The staff there were very friendly and helpful. Kudos to them!

1 Thank Vicki S
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We loved the old building filled with a grand selection of books, gifts, etc. We wish we had more time to spend there. The staff was very helpful, too. We had just had lunch, so we didn't experience the cafe.

Thank Joan T
Madison, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This bookstore is always hopping. They have regular visits from authors, great little you section, outside seating, Wifi and a coffee shop. Always a relaxing visit.

Thank 5mirzaians

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