About Carlson Turner Books

Carlson Turner Books is a traditional Antiquarian and used book store located in Portland, Maine. Our brick & mortar shop is housed in a three story Victorian era (1888) building in the trendy East End area of Portland.

The shop houses more than 40,000 antiquarian, scholarly, and used books, including a large inventory of general used books in various categories, including: Scholarly books in various fields, Nautical, Travel, Civil War, History, Railroad, Maine related, as well as many others.

We also deal in rare manuscripts, maps, photographs and fine art prints.

Directly across the street is the oldest cemetery in Portland, dating back to the 17th century and we have the key! So if you're in the area please do stop in for a visit.

We are also a full service Hand BOOKBINDERY offering repairs, conservation, box making, etc.

Carlson Turner Books strives to maintain the atmosphere of a traditional bookshop. The aisles and stacks of books offer a fine selection to choose from at affordable prices. The smell of paper and fine leather, the organized collection, and the helpful staff will hopefully remind the customer of the pleasure of browsing for books in an authentic bookshop.

Bring back the memory of making that unexpected discovery or finding a book that piques one's interest to read more and learn. The Bookbindery and Letterpress print shop also call to mind another age, using traditional methods and equipment.