33 Summer Street, Bath, Maine 04530

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the library bookstore

the library bookstore
recycling the community's books

open Monday - Saturday, 10am to 4pm
194 Front Street, Bath 443-1161
Sponsored by the Friends of Patten Free Library

Gently used books, books-on-tape and CD, DVDs, and puzzles for all ages are available for purchase thanks to a steady flow of donations from the community. A colorful children's section allows little ones to find their own favorites. Donations can be delivered to 194 Front St. during store hours where Friends of the Library volunteers staff the store.

Come enjoy a friendly, vibrant atmosphere with new selections added to the shelves every week. All proceeds benefit Patten Free Library. For more information on the bookstore, please contact Sandy Weiss at snipefarm@gmail.com or 443-2654. If you would like to volunteer either contact Sandy or print and mail the Bookstore Volunteer Form to Sandy Weiss, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street, Bath, ME 04530.

the library bookstore Volunteer Application:        volunteer form as Word file     volunteer form as PDF

The following items are available for purchase at the the library bookstore or we would be happy to ship anything to you.
Please contact us by phone at (207) 443-5141 or email pfl@patten.lib.me.us if you would like something mailed.



Maine Odyssey

Maine Odyssey : Good Times and Hard Times In Bath 1936-1986
/ Kenneth R. Martin and Ralph Linwood Snow. Published by the Library in commemoration of the centennial of the opening of our building and to express the continuing commitment to the community, this is a sequel to Henry W. Owen's History of Bath during the fifty years after Owen's work was completed. Just think how much happened in those fifty years - the enormous expansion and modernization at Bath iron Works Corporation, the complete transformation of the downtown commercial district, political c hanges, social drama, and more. $10.00

The Pattens of Bath

The Pattens of Bath : a Seagoing Dynasty
/ Kenneth R. Martin and Ralph Linwood Snow. Published in 1996 as a joint venture with the Maine Maritime Museum, this tale of the Patten maritime dynasty is lively from their arrival in the Maine wilderness to the height of their square-rigged sailing vessel days. $10.00

I am now a Soldier

"I am now a Soldier!" : the Civil War diaries of Lorenzo Vanderhoef / edited by Kenneth R. Martin and Ralph Linwood Snow. The personal narrative of a soldier from the 8th Ohio Infantry Regiment offers a worm's eye view of the Civil War. $10.00

Posters/ Cards

Patten Free Library and Gazebo Notecards

Note cards of "Patten Free Library and Gazebo", an oil painting by James Coombs.
4 for $5.00

Poster of "Patten Free library and Gazebo", an oil painting by James Coombs. $20.00

Poster of Centennial of the Patten Free Library 1889-1989, designed by James Edward Stilphen, produced by Bath Iron Works Corporation to honor the library on its 100th anniversary. $5.00

Book Bags

bright green bookbag

Our new, colorful, & handy bookbags: $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00

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