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Rye and Rye Beach Postcards Print Email
Written by Lewis Karabatsos   

Rye Beach


Close to 200 early postcards from the town that dominates coastal New Hampshire. This collection has been assembled by a 20-year summer visitor to the rock-and-beach coast of Rye.




Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Print Email
Written by Gary D. Schmidt   

Lizzie Bright

Who better to review a novel written for young people than an honest-to-goodness kid? So we asked 11-year old correspondent Sarah Burke to review the copy of this new book we received from Clarion Press. It takes place on the Seacoast in nearby Maine. Sarah is a big reader and her complete review follows.



Beyond the Garden Gate Print Email
Written by Norma Mandel   

Celia Thaxter

Just released

Following the release of One Woman’s Work in 2001, Norma Mandel's new biography is the second major study of Celia Laighton Thaxter in three years. Enormously popular in her lifetime, the poet of the Isles of Shoals is regaining her fame. Since we run the only Celia Thaxter web site -- we're pleased as punch to welcome this new book.


Pirates, Shipwrecks, Treasures & Mystery Print Email
Written by Robert Ellis Cahill   

Robert Ellis Cahill


If you want to keep a 12-year old
quiet all afternoon, these are the books to buy. There are 27 in all with titles like – Witches & Wizards, Haunted Ships and Strange Superstitions.




Lighthouses of New England Print Email
Written by Edward Rowe Snow   

Lighthouses of New England


A classic New England volume for lighthouse lovers. The original. The detailed popular history by Edward Rowe Snow is updated in this "centennital" edition by Jeremy D'Entremont. Jeremy has been updating a series of Snow's New England books for Commonwealth Editions.


Paul Revere's Other Ride Print Email
Written by Nancy Grossman   

Paul Revere

Here’s a new version of Longfellow’s famous poem in a revolutionary format. Readers may buy this individual poem from the author in a "chapbook" format. Author and artist Nancy Grossman explains why she wanted to set history straight and make a living at the same time.


The Left-Handed Fiddler Print Email
Written by Ryan (Captain Fiddle) Thomson   

Playing Violine and Fiddle Left-Handed
An interview with Ryan Thomson. Defying 400 years of tradition, a Newmarket violinist shifts his instrument from right hand to the devil’s own left hand. Thomson, aka "Captain" Fiddle, is a popular performer, teacher and author based in Newmarke, NH.

Playing Fiddle and Violin Left-handed
By Ryan Thomson
8.5" by 11" size, 28 illustrations, table of contents, index - $24.95


NH's Nine State Songs Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Old Man Singing


Even with nine state songs, the Granite State can barely carry a tune. So let's just stick with the flawed original, and quit trying.



Song for the Sons of Liberty (1766) Print Email
Written by Traditional   


A decade before the Revolution, confusion reigned. Were we Americans or were we British subjects? The Stamp Act helped New Englanders make up their minds -- but it didn't happen quickly.


Wentworth by the Sea Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Wentworth by the Sea:
The Life and Times of a Grand Hotel


Once listed among the nation's most endangered historic properties, Wentworth by the Sea is back. Today New Hampshire's most famous seaside hotel is a touchstone to the past. This carefully researched and highly readable volume traces the hotel's first 130 years. Included are over 250 photographs and illustrations, with early never-before published images.



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  • 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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