We're all familiar with major bookstore chains in Maine, but let's not forget the hidden gems! And I luckily stumbled upon one very close by.

While I was driving recently, I approached the tiniest and most quant bookstore imaginable. I got so excited when I saw it that I stopped my car, got out, and explored.

For a second, I didn't even think it was real. If you blink you'll miss it, but if you see it, it's well worth it.

Nestled along the winding Wings Mills Road in Mount Vernon, this bookstore sits quietly on the corner, slightly set back from the road.

It's named the "Peoples Book Shop," a haven of knowledge and storytelling that needs no pomp or circumstance.

It simply is existing for your reading pleasure.

Lizzy Snyder
Lizzy Snyder

You can find it at 605 Wings Mills Road, and this bookshop immediately gives you a sense of peace, comfort, and curiosity.

It's almost like you immediately transformed into a Harry Potter-style world!

After my visit, I went onto their Facebook page and noticed how beloved they are. One commenter said,

"Came in today for the first time and had a lovely talk with the owner, Dan! They had books that I was looking for and a bunch that I hadn't even thought of yet! Would recommend this place to anyone who loves to read!"

The inside is as magical as the outside with a welcoming and cozy vibe you could sit and read for hours.

If you are a reader and someone who loves to explore the hidden treasure of Maine, take a trip to Mount Vernon and uncover the whimsy of The Peoples Book Shop!

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