We've seen too many depressing news stories in the past year or so about stalwart independent mystery bookstores forced to close their doors (to say nothing about Borders). So it was refreshing when a friend of mine up New England way sent me this story from the Portland Press Herald up in Maine about a fairly new indie bookstore in Kennebunk, Maine called Mainely Murders.
Paula Keeney and her partner, Ann Whetstone, established the store (after talking about it for 35 years), and, I'm happy to say, one of their specialties appears to be Golden Age mysteries.
It's been a long time since I've traveled that far north. This may be a good reason to plan a visit.