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Pushcart Press

Sedgwick, Maine

This roadside stand claims to be the world's smallest bookstore. 

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Literally in the middle of the woods, you come across this tiny bookstore just off a road that overlooks Acadia National Park. Contained in a tiny shack, you walk in to see shelves filled with books and simply leave your payment in a tin on the table.

The bookstore is quintessentially Maine, surrounded by tranquil woods and nearby blueberry farms. It was created by Bill Henderson, the founder of independent publisher Pushcart Press,  who dubbed the Sedgwick, Maine, outpost “the World’s Smallest Bookstore.”

According to the Penobscot Bay Press, the 9-foot-by-12-foot bookstore carries Pushcart Press titles, which are distributed by Norton, as well as a selection of used classics. The store resides atop Christy Hill in Sedgwick and is open daily.

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