680 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04856
Down East publishes high quality nonfiction and fiction books about Maine for both adults and children. Subjects include cookbooks, biography, history, art, nature, nautical books, travel guides, and more. Our first book, Leroy the Lobster, was published in 1967 and is still in print. Over the past 40 years, Down East has published more than 750 books that convey the unique character of Maine -- its people, geography, and ways of life -- written by authors with a desire to share their knowledge, experience, and love of Maine. We offer the best Maine books in our online store, whether they’re published by us or by others. Down East books are available wherever books are sold, including at our Rt. 1 location in Rockport, Maine. Stop by to visit us when you’re in town!