As you head towards Acadia National Park on US Route 1 be sure to stop at the Big Chicken Barn Books and Antiques in Ellsworth.
The bottom floor has antiques,
but I immediately head upstairs to what is Maine’s largest bookstore.
There are books for every taste wether it is Maine’s own Stephen King,
or any other genre you may be interested in. My mother would stock up on her historical fiction paperbacks, my father would head to the history section and us kids would go to the science fiction or young adult areas. In addition to books there are all kinds of magazines from comics,
to vintage magazines.
I think that half of my personal library is from this barn.
Wether it is rare 19th century historical volumes, modern paperbacks or comics you will find something that peaks your interest at a very reasonable price.