Thursday, April 14, 2022

VIDEO: Author talk with Joe Lansdale about his new book "Born for Trouble"!

Hi everyone!  I had a great chat with Joe during our Zoom author talk this evening.  If you missed the event, you can watch the video here.  Enjoy!

If you'd like to order a signed copy of Born for Trouble, you can do that from us here:

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A Poet's Life in film - upcoming event at SPACE!

 Hi everyone!  I know a lot of you are either deeply interested in poetry (and the creative process) or are poets yourself -- I thought you'd like to know about this upcoming event at SPACE Gallery!

FILM SCREENING: Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind
Director Nora Jacobson and Poet Chard DeNiord appearing in person
7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Ruth Stone was a promising young poet, living an idyllic life with her beloved husband Walter Stone, a poet and professor when he died unexpectedly by suicide in 1959. Already a published poet with one book out titled In An Iridescent Time at the time of Walter's death, Ruth found a way to continue writing while raising her three young daughters and teaching at various universities around the country as an itinerant poet. Nora Jacobson's film Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind chronicles Stone's heroic life story as a poet, mother, and teacher in a 76 minute film that leaves its viewers inspired, enlightened, entertained, and uplifted. A visually beautiful film, that incorporates rare archival footage and hand-made animation by Ruth's granddaughter Bianca, Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind captures the rural grist of Stone's heroic career, leaving no question as to why she has become both a Vermont and national treasure.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Author event: Joe R. Lansdale with Green Hand Bookshop on April 14th!

Exciting news! We’ll be doing a Zoom talk with one of my favorite authors, Joe R. Lansdale, on Thurs APRIL 14th at 6:00pm EST
You can preregister at !!!
We will be discussing his new book, Born for Trouble: the Further Adventures of Hap & Leonard, a collection of deliciously dark short stories about those two Texas rascals.
The talk is free, and meanwhile we will have signed copies of the book when it is released on March 21st.
In Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale’s newest Hap and Leonard story collection, the boys are back, with more righteous ass-kickings, highly improbable adventures, and disastrous fishing trips. These never-before collected tales showcase the popular not so dynamic duo, who are a little bit older, but not a whole lot wiser—Hap and Leonard were truly born for trouble.
Feel free to email me at with any questions you have for Joe in the meantime.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Our first "virtual" event! Christopher Golden & Josh Malerman talk "Ghoul n' the Cape"!


 A big THANK YOU! to Earthling Publications, fellow creative New Englanders, for summoning up this meeting of the minds.  What fantastical foment will occur?  You will have to tune in to find out!  Registration link is now LIVE, thank you for your patience as we sorted that all out.

Please click here to register:

Join us on the evening of Thursday, Nov 18 at 7:00pm EST for a rare and entertaining evening of bookish discussion and wild speculation!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Thinking ahead...

Hi everyone!

I know the holiday season is far from everyone's minds right now, but I just wanted to pass forward some information that has been bubbling up from the publishing/shipping industry so that you all have fair warning.

If you have items that you are interested in getting specifically for various folks in your lives for holiday gifts, please consider ordering them as early as possible, perhaps even now.  I am happy to special order any titles you are seeking to gift new copies of to friends and family (or yourself!).

Booksellers (including myself now that I'm selling new books too) have been alerted that the book industry supply chain is facing a number of challenges going into late 2021, including truck driver shortages and lack of freight capacity, warehouse labor shortages, congested ports, and extremely high shipping container costs.  These disruptions stem from global setbacks during the past year.  We are already seeing this happen, and it will continue to cause unpredictable delays on orders placed throughout the remainder of the year.

So please be aware that this situation is unfolding and now is the time to get ahead of the curve with any specific items you are hoping to put under the tree.  🎄  The last thing I want is for any of you to be disappointed or frustrated during what would otherwise be a happy season.

Of course, if you are simply buying used books, you know that is a wonderfully unpredictable quest already, so no surprises there. 😉

Now back to your regularly scheduled fall glee!!!  🎃

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Summer hours - latest update!


Hi everyone!

As of July 6, we are now open Tues-Sun.  Hours are 11:00-5:00 Tues-Sat, Sundays 12:00-4:00.  Masks are optional for those fully vaccinated, and we do ask that customers wear a mask if not yet vaccinated.

We are happy to expand our hours to greet those of you who are out brunching and wandering again with the nice weather.  :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The green is for luck!

 A candid note on an important day.

Last year my birthday was a ruthless disappointment. This year, the sun is out, there is hope on the horizon, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you have given to the shop in the very rough past year. Because of all of you, the Green Hand Bookshop has survived calamity to continue our mission to get good books out into the world for the foreseeable future.

Thank you to those who appeared out of nowhere with donations of books or much-needed funds -- or even a loaf of fresh-baked bread! -- when the hours were darkest.

Thank you to those who spread the word about the shop. I think we have more customers now than we ever had in the 11 years prior!

Thank you to those who have been supporting us via our link, which has been helping us pay our bills in an almost miraculous way. 
That so many of you remain interested in helping us out and rerouting money that would have gone into Jeff Bezos' pockets at Amazon has been inspiring as well as helpful!

Thank you to those who wanted to help but weren't able to. Good thoughts count!!!

It takes a village, and every one of us makes a difference. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

For my part I worked hard to keep the shop safe for everyone when I reopened, and that effort continues. I pushed my credit limits to broaden our selection when you began seeking out more diverse voices in your reading, something I'd wanted to do for years, but is hard to do on a secondhand basis here in very-white Maine.

I hope that here at the Green Hand Bookshop we are able to serve you and your reading needs for many years to come.

Happy Birthday to me, and Happy Reading to all of you!!!