Open for Limited Browsing!

We have set up our entryway with all of our greetings cards and hot picks for Adults, Young Adults, Young Readers, and Children’s books. Come by and browse! Please knock or call when you arrive and a staff member will let you in. We are allowing one customer at a time. Please note that we…

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Now Open for Curbside!

We are excited to be open for curbside! We have missed our customers and being around books. We will be open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. To place an order, call us at 207-846-8006 during business hours or send an email to royalriverbooks1@gmail.com. Please be sure to include your phone number on emails…

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Spring is in the Air!

The snow is melting and tulips are starting to pop up! We have stocked Royal River Books with bright activities, books & bunnies to make sure you have everything you need for staying at home this spring. We are open 10-6 Monday through Saturday.

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One Book One School

If you have had a child at Harrison Middle School (HMS) in the last six years, you may have heard of a program called, “One Book, One School” introduced by Merry Stuhr, the HMS librarian.  The idea is that the entire middle school (grades 5 to 8) read the same book at the same time. …

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Hot New Releases for Young Readers

This fall is full of exciting new releases for young readers.  Here are a few that my kids have been waiting all summer for. Guts by Raina Telgemeier:  A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts! Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny…

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Three Amazing Yarmouth Artists

When my husband brought me over to our neighbor, Judith Barker’s house to pick out a present for his mom I was totally surprised to see a showroom full of beautiful handmade jewelry.  Her shop was upstairs from her studio, down the street from my house.  I was reminded that right around the corner was…

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Now Open Until 6pm!

When I first opened Royal River Books in March, 2008 (wow – over 11 years ago!) another merchant on Main Street told me that there was no reason to stay open past 5pm.  She said that Main Street was pretty much dead by then.  I would lock the door at 5pm and the streets were…

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The Sweetness of Spring

As Anne Bradstreet has said, “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” There is nothing like stepping outside on one of those first warm days in March hearing the birds sing and feeling a warm breeze and the sunshine on your face.  In reality, it is probably 45 degrees, but…

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10 Warm Ideas for Cold Days

The temperature is dropping, the ground is still bare, and there are a lot of school holidays ahead.  Here are some ideas from Royal River Books on how to stay warm and cozy and constructive this holiday season. Do a puzzle. We have a great selection of puzzles at the bookstore ranging from 100 pieces…

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Back to School!

I think back to school is a bigger deal for me than it is for my kids.  They smile for the camera, faces glowing from running around under the sun all summer, and then jump onto the bus.  All day my thoughts go back to school wondering how their first day is going.  I wait…

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