Our guests’ favorite is the Compass Rose Bookstore on Main Street, and for antique books, we enjoy the “Big Chicken Barn” in Ellsworth. Further afield there is the excellent Blue Hill Bookstore.


Start your shopping in Castine with us at Bird Song!
Mary Margaret’s Merchantile, located at 15 Main Street offers gifts, clothing, yarn and more!

Art Galleries

The coast of Maine has a long tradition of being a home for artists. There are many galleries on the peninsula to explore.

Adam Gallery Castine
Gallery B Castine
Cynthia Winings Gallery Blue Hill
Courthouse Gallery Ellsworth
Turtle Gallery Deer Isle
Watson Gallery Stonington


Women shopping in Maine