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This is Not My Bathing Suit by Peter Agrafiotis Print Email
Written by Peter Agrafiotis   

 Peter Agrafiotis by Ron WymanSEACOAST BOOKS    

Peter Agrafiotis, painter, writer and former magazine publisher announces the release of his new book This Is Not My Bathing Suit, a novel about contemporary artists and fishermen. The novel is a satire on the arts and pop culture, but also on life in a small New England coastal city. (Click title to read more) 

Legendary Locals of Portsmouth Print Email
Written by Chuck McMahon   

Chuck McMahon



The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Legendary Locals series is Legendary Locals of Portsmouth from author Charles McMahon. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images. Chuck is well-known as a key reporter for the Portsmouth Herald. (Check below for author events) 

Charley Tells Historical Life of Urban Orphan Print Email
Written by Donna Seim and Susan Spellman   

Charley detailSEACOAST BOOKS

Local author Donna Seim and illustrator Susan Spellman will launch their new historical children's book, Charley with special activities, readings and book signings at Strawbery Banke Museum on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. (Continued below) 

Portsmouth Marine Society Press Unveils New Shipbuilding Saga Print Email
Written by Richard Winslow III   

Hanscom Family shipbuilding SagaSEACOAST BOOKS

The Portsmouth Marine Society Press, part of the Portsmouth Historical Society, announced today its newest publication, A Race of Shipbuilders: The Hanscoms of Eliot, Maine.  Copies are now available in the Discover Portsmouth Museum Shop which is open daily from 10-5 PM. (Continued below) 

Betty Hill Niece Releases New Abduction Study Print Email
Written by Kathleen Marden   


Kathleen Marden, niece of Betty and Barney Hill of Portsmouth, NH has a new book out in May 2013 entitled THE ALIEN ABDUCTION FILES. Whatever your view of the UFO topic -- fact or fiction -- Marden's work is a solid attempt to study these cases deeply. She also appears in a new interview in VANITY FAIR magazine which is definitely worth reading. (Continued below) 

Kimberly Cloutier Green Named Portsmouth Poet Laureate Print Email
Written by PPLP   

Kimberly Cloutier GreenSEACOAST POETRY

Kimberly Cloutier Green of Kittery Point, ME, was named Monday night as the new Portsmouth Poet Laureate at ceremonies at Portsmouth City HallMs. Cloutier Green will serve a two-year appointment, until April of 2015, as the ninth Poet Laureate under the auspices of the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program. (Continued below) 

Teaching Whittier in the 21st Century Print Email
Written by Whittier Home   

Teaching WrittierSEACOAST BOOKS

The Whittier Home Association in Amesbury, Massachusetts proudly introduces a special curriculum which honors the life and legacy of poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. Several years in the making, the curriculum was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services, and was created to facilitate and promote a connection between the Whittier Home and schools and the local community through engaging, historically relevant, and fun educational programming. (Continued below) 

Encyclopedia of Sports and Recreation for the Blind Print Email
Written by Andrew Leibs   

Accessibility writer Andrew LeiibsSEACOAST BOOKS

Not long ago, most blind and visually impaired people grew up without ever playing sports; they sat on the sidelines, and kept score during gym—protected rather than included. In the 1980s, few people had ever heard of the Paralympic Games or accessible recreation. A new encyclopedia for blind and visually impaired athletes by Portsmouth-based author Andre Leibs changes all that. (Continued below)  

History of Newburyport Church in the Revolution Print Email
Written by Newburyport Unitarian   

newburyport church weathervaneSEACOAST BOOKS

The Historical Committee of the First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, released Where We Stood: A New England Church and the American Revolution, 1764-1783. This 96-page illustrated history examines the decisions made during that period by the Society’s parishioners, their friends, and their neighbors.  (Continued below)

Three Lives of the Tall Ship William Badger Print Email
Written by Peter Kurtz   


Peter Kurtz begins Bluejackets in the Blubber Room by exploring early American shipbuilding and shipbuilders in the Piscataqua region of Maine and New Hampshire. asked Peter (who lives in Cincinnati) to tell us why his first book, nine years in the making, focuses on a Portsmouth-built ship named the William Badger. Locals know Badger’s Island as the gateway to Maine and a great place to get pizza. But what was it like in the Age of Sail and where did our tall ships go? (Continued below)


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  1. Watch for Ida Moose Blogs at Islandport Press
  2. An Interview with Writer Alice Boatwright
  3. Jane Kaufmann Unframed
  4. About Artist and Writer George Savary Wasson
  5. New Book Illustrates Plight of Wild Horses
  6. Kill All the Vampire Writers
  7. Portsmouth Publisher Wins Kirkus Kudos
  8. Americas Privateer, Lynx and the War of 1812
  9. Patricia Goodwin on eBook Publishing
  10. Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast
  11. 32 Submarines Launched in One Year
  12. Over the Hill Hikers
  13. More Piccola Pictures and Study Guide
  14. Mother Come to the Window
  15. Christmas Reflections from Mrs Partington
  16. Ballad of Bloody Fight Point
  17. Thomas Laighton was Lord of the Isles
  18. Speaking of a Space for Faith
  19. Hurricane Mia Launches
  20. Sand Sculpture Masters of Hampton Beach
  21. In a Dry and Thirsty Land
  22. New England Wine Books Ripen
  23. Seacoast Poems of John Albee
  24. Making a YouTube Movie on the Flip Mino HD
  25. Master Carver Johannes Kirchmayer
  26. The Crazy Quilt
  27. NH Troubadour Sings Again
  28. Airs of the Penny Poet
  29. Somersworth Mural Enlivens City
  30. The Films of Louis de Rochemont
  31. Two Inland Noodles at the Sea
  32. Isles of Shoals, Images of America
  33. Sing Frank Jones Brewery Song
  34. An Overnight Art Gallery
  35. The Candidates at the Fair
  36. Communities and Consequences in an Aging NH
  37. High Acres Maple Syrup Cookbook
  38. Drop Frame Portsmouth
  39. Go Tell the Spartans is Vietnam Classic
  40. The Jesus Guy
  41. Ghostly Images of NH Seacoast
  42. Wife Makes New Year Resolution
  43. Entrada
  44. Dream-Riders Knightmare
  45. Strawbery Banke, A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
  46. Ode to TMZ
  47. Portsmouth by Nancy Horton
  48. Betty and Barney Hill Captured
  49. Angel Come Home
  50. See Granny D Run
  51. Placenames of South Berwick
  52. Haunted Portsmouth
  53. The Warner House
  54. This Desired Place
  55. Flying Tigers
  56. The Tollbridge Keeper
  57. The House by the Side of the Road
  58. Wallace Nutting’s Portsmouth
  59. The Logic of the Gun
  60. Adolphus Greely Abandoned in the Arctic
  61. The Calf Path
  62. Flooding New Hampshire
  63. Less is More at Portsmouth Cinemas
  64. Mocking Maud Muller
  65. The Toilet Papers
  66. Blacks on the Border
  67. Maud Muller Illustrated
  68. Making the Squalus Movie Submerged
  69. Best YouTube and Google Videos
  70. Keep Up Good Courage
  71. New Hampshire Then and Now
  72. City Puppies Take Two
  73. Baby Bell
  74. Portland Head Light Picture HIstory
  75. Growing With the Grain
  76. NH Authors Rethink Architecture
  77. UNH Prof Tells Why Harry Potter Cannot Die
  78. Seacoast NH Video and Filmmakers
  79. Friendly Edifices
  80. Taken is Thriller for Women
  81. Daniel Webster Farm
  82. Unlikely Teachers
  83. Kittery Gateway to Maine Guide
  84. Watch Da Vinci Code Parody Online
  85. Mainely Kids
  86. Building Portsmouth Again
  87. The Good Beer Guide to New England
  88. Sarah Parker Rice Goodwin
  89. More SeacoastNH Headers
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  91. Rod Philbrick Meets the Tinycawlers
  92. Shipwreck on the Shoals
  93. Behind the Treaty of Portsmouth
  94. Good Simple Real Food
  95. Bode Miller Flying Downhill
  96. Lot Skinners Elegy
  97. Disasters Etc
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  99. George W the Son King
  100. Breakfast in the Bathtub


  • Book of the Week

    Our focus here largely is on books about our Piscataqua Seacoast region or written by Seacoast authors.  With our active literary community, that means a lot of volumes. Where possible we offer links for you to buy books. Our goal here is not to review, but to keep you posted on the latest, and sometimes little known publications.

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  • Poetry


    So much about the Seacoast inspires great poetry -- from sea charities to shipwreck ballads to modern verse. This section features the work of local writers young and old, famous and obscure.


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  • Film

    FilmNew Hampshire ain’t Hollywood. It’s better. But we inspire more movies than are made here. Even films written about NH are often shot in Canada or elsewhere. All the same, there are stories to tell, tales of UFOs, black history, murder, sea adventures and quiet simple folk. We span the gap from Peyton Place to On Golden Pond. This web area is dedicated to films about us, by us, or loosely connected to NH and the nearby coast. It is a work in progress. Click for local movies NOW PLAYING or get info from our MOVIE DATA page.

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  • Gallery

    GallerySeacoastNH is always looking for evocative images of our region and beyond. This is where we put them. Each gallery showcases the work of a single artist or project. Each has a theme. Each draws us in for some reason and captures a little of the diversity that makes our region unique. Come on in. Learn about the artists and, if you need creative work, contact them. Tell them we sent you.

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