Letterpress Books, now celebrating 8 years in business, is family owned. We are voracious readers! The Staff Picks listed here are the books we truly love and highly recommend.
Owner/Manager, Katherine Osborne, is a lifelong bookseller with 30 years experience in three local bookstores, in supervisory or management positions and most recently as the Buyer. Kath has lived in the Portland area for 35 years, growing up in central Maine. She writes book reviews for magazines and newspapers.
John Paul Bakshoian re-located from Southern California, where he was a Walt Disney Imagineer for many years. He worked in corporate and public libraries, and is a published game designer. He specializes in recommending History, Young Adult, Graphic Novels and Middle Reader books.
Karen Bakshoian, Kath's mom, did medical work here in Maine, then lived in California for some years, marketing for a successful software company, but longed to return to Maine and finally has! Working with our bookstore customers is her favorite activity.
We are members of Portland BuyLocal, the American Booksellers Association, of NEIBA, (New England Independent Booksellers Assoc.), as well as participate in Bookshop.org and Indiebound.
We appreciate your business!
Kath, Karen & John Paul