Tuesday, May 25, 2010

EVENT: Strange Maine book release party!

It's finally here! "Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State" by Michelle Souliere is available and for sale at The Green Hand and other fine local bookshops. Join us on the evening of May 27th for a release party and book signing!

WHAT: Book release party
WHEN: Thursday, May 27 from 6:00-9:00
WHERE: The Green Hand Bookshop @ 661 Congress Street, Portland ME

I'll do a short reading at the start, and sign books following that. We'll have refreshments, and Curtis Clark will be playing some music live, so it should be fun!!!

On Facebook, you can view the event page here:

If you are interested in reading a review of the book, the folks over at the Talk Stephen King blog have posted a great one, the first one out so far, here:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Limited Aleister Crowley editions

Just arrived -- 15 different Aleister Crowley books, all limited printings put out by Gordon Press in the 1970s (printed by them in a hardbound edition of 200 volumes each).  Tastefully bound in red with gilt foil lettering on their covers and spines.  A great addition to your esoteric library!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stephen King red leather library!

Now hitting the shelves -- a whole row of Stephen King Library faux red leatherette hardcovers with gold foil stamped titles, etc.  Some of these are quite coveted by collectors.  Prices range from $10 to $30, quite reasonable for these limited release items.  Tasty!

We also have a recent Cemetery Dance release, if anyone is interested -- Maine author Rick Hautala's Occasional Demons in a limited signed hardcover edition for $40.  This is a great item for Maine horror fans, since not only is it a Hautala book to add to the shelf, but also it features another Maine horror star, Glenn Chadbourne, who executed a fabulous series of black and white illustrations for the volume.  You may also have noticed that we have a copy of the complete Dark Tower Concordance, as released by Cemetery Dance, up on the shelf to the left of the red leatherette volumes.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bit of an update

Hello everyone!

Well, here at the Green Hand, things are proceeding apace. Books arrive on an almost daily basis, and the shelves are mostly filled to capacity. Joy! So many tasty tomes. Of late we've had an influx which includes lots of William Gibson, Jonathan Lethem, Bret Easton Ellis, Jack Kerouac, Robert Jordan, and many, many more.

Meanwhile, the star new arrival is my book, Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State, published by the History Press, which is now available in shop. We're having a celebratory book launch and signing on Thursday, May 27, from 6:00-9:00pm here at the Green Hand, 661 Congress Street in Portland, Maine. Do come in for some fun!

June promises to be an exciting month as well, and we'll kick it off with a new artshow, Steampunk Chronicles, featuring the work of members of the Maine Illustrators Collective, a stellar bunch of artists if there ever was one! Just look at their member roster, a menu of purveyors of a veritable buffet of visual delights.

Any closet steampunk who wishes to come to our First Friday opening, June 4, 2010, from 5:00-8:00, is welcome, indeed invited, to arrive in their own steampunk garb and costumery. It should be a fun evening, and we're all looking forward to it.  Image shown below is an early look at a piece being done by Joel Rivers for the steampunk show.

Hope you're all enjoying this as much as we are! :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

EVENT: May's First Friday -- in space!

Space Oddity returns after its debut at Sanctuary Tattoo with a simultaneous sequel being held at The Green Hand Bookshop! Embark with us on a journey into the darkest depths of the cosmic wilderness in search of mad Space Art!!!

Join us for an evening of art, food, ambient music by Jacob LiBrizzi, and round out the evening after we close at 7:00 by joining us at the Port City Music Hall for Sanctuary Tattoo's 10th Anniversary Bash!

WHEN: Friday, May 7, 2010 from 5:00-7:00
WHERE: The Green Hand, 661 Congress Street
WHAT: Space Oddity II - The Sequel

Space. The final frontier. Space. It is all these things and more: rockets, planets, moons, asteroids, cosmic debris, stars, comets, aliens, UFOs, supernovas. Join the Portland Art Horde in their quest for mad cosmic art. The signal is emerging from Orbit Control headquarters (a.k.a. Sanctuary Tattoo)! All systems are go!!!