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the library bookstore

open Monday - Saturday, 10am to 4pm
194 Front Street, Bath 443-1161

Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, etc. for all ages are available for purcahse. Donations can be delivered just down the hill from the Library to 194 Front St. where volunteers staff the store for three-hour shifts from 10 1pm and 1 4pm.
Come enjoy a friendly, vibrant atmosphere with new selections added to the shelves every week. telephone 443-1161 For more information on the bookstore, contact Sandy Weiss at sweiss@patten.lib.me.us or 443-5141 ext. 14.

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 changes, social drama, and more. $20.00

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. $20.00

The Sesquicentennial of Bath 1847-1997

The Sesquicentennial of Bath 1847-1997. Published by the Bath Historical Society for the city's sesquicentennial, the book chronicles history through photographs. $10.00

"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. $20.00

Through Their Eyes : Life in Bath Around 1897 (video). Produced by The Times Record, this video focuses on the people who made up the city one hundred years ago through the memories and recollections of today. (45 minutes) $10.00


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

Attractive, generous sized bags with Friends of Patten Free Library wording and logo. $10.00 with proceeds benefiting the Friends activities.

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