Bookshop & Bakery
MEETINGBROOK Bookshop & Bakery began 29 June1996. It is housed in a small cape built in the 1700s & moved to its current harbor location, 50 Bayview Street, Camden Maine, 04843 (next to The Waterfront Restaurant).
With summer harbor patio and winter roundtable & fireplace we offer a quiet place with hot chocolate, tea & coffee on the house.
MEETINGBROOK is a place of hospitality bringing individuals together in conversation, reflection, & nourishment. The shop includes: - new, remaindered, and used Books specializing in Philosophy, Spirituality, World Religions & Scriptures, Contemplative Meditative traditions East/West, Poetry, Prayer, Art, Ecology, Nature, Myth & Folklore.
Our Bakery retails muffins, pastries, cakes, pies, Tortes and strudel, cookies, soups, bread & other delights, coffees, teas. - We also have Art - icons, religious articles, paintings, sculpture, Music - CDs & cassettes of chant, sacred, classical, folk, voice & instrument of many cultures and traditions, Tapes lectures, books on tape, videos to purchase or rent, and Magazines.
Both Bakery and Bookshop will do special orders.
Our Intent...is to carry a diverse collection of thoughtful literature encouraging ecumenical, interfaith, inter-religious dialogue for those on traditional or non-traditional spiritual paths -- and be a resource for those considering anew their personal exploration and experience. We will invite local and visiting thinkers and practitioners to present their thoughts and work in art or craft, poetry, spirituality, science, music, design, and other recollections of inspiration. We have scheduled events Tuesday through Friday evenings from 5:30pm-6:30pm.
We'd like your books...
In Summary: Help us create a resource place of hospitality, reflection and conversation. As lay contemplatives interested in practicing the heart of monastic spirituality in both marketplace and hermitage, we are rooted in Catholic contemplative and Zen mindfulness traditions. We practice between these traditions and welcome the spiritual insights of other traditions on the sacredness of creation, gifts of nature, and care of all sentient beings, the life of God at center. We look forward to meeting many individuals & paths.
Meetingbrook encourages each to engage in a profound and hospitable practice in the solitude of your heart & in the community of your home neighborhood. We wish you life-within-God, mindfulness, & peace! Come visit or write and participate in Meetingbrooks ongoing creation.
1. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one
who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
64 Barnstown Rd.,
Camden, Maine USA 04843
Meetingbrook Bookshop & Bakery
50 Bayview St. (Cape on the harbor)
Camden, Maine USA 04843
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