Meet Amy

Amy opened Royal River Books because she loves to read.  Her parents didn't let her watch very much television growing up, but she looked forward to their monthly trip to the bookstore with bright-eyed anticipation.  She still feels that same excitement whenever she walks into a bookstore.  Now she gets to bring her little ones (Lila and Sawyer) into Royal River Books and watch as they discover new books and pick their favorites.

Amy and her husband Pete grew up in Cape Elizabeth and returned to Maine to raise their family.  Pete did the renovation work for Royal River Books - you may have seen his McNaughton Construction signs around town.

If you don't see Amy at the bookstore, she may be in Asheville, NC working on her other passion.  She has a Maine seafood restaurant in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  If you find yourself in Asheville with a craving for Maine lobster, you can always get your fix at The Lobster Trap.

Amy's Favorite Books

The Power of One
by Bryce Courtenay

Age of Miracles
by Karen Walker

The Stand
by Stephen King

Where'd You Go Bernadette?
by Maria Semple

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
by Lisa See

Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell

Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

The Passage
by Justin Cronin

Wild Swans
by Jung Chang

Amy Recommends

The House Girl
by Tara Conklin

Reconstructing Amelia
by Kimberly McCreight