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Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe

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Address: 158 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670
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+1 207-563-3207
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08:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
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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Coffee, sandwiches and baked goods, Wi-Fi and a whole store of new books Why wouldn't you go?

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
astro005
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Rockland, Maine
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Rockland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wiscasset, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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Thank Richard T
Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Joan T
Madison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

A great place to come and unwind... quietly, calmly browse the books and extras... grab a peaceful corner in the cafe and find a few moments to regroup before heading back out to enjoy the beautiful town of Damariscotta... make sure to hit up Reny's!

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Thank Kathy G
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We always visit Damariscotta to go to this bookstore. Each time we go, everyone comes out with an armful of books! Incredible selection plus readings by local authors. Also a good gift selection and a cafe!

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Thank Andrea F
Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stopped in the quaint town of Damariscotta for a light lunch and some shopping. Every well rated restaurant on trip advisor served substantial "lunch" versions of their dinner menu. We just wanted a good sandwich to share. Thank goodness we stumbled across the Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe. We shared a Spicy Cuban on rye bread for $7.50.... More 

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