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Address: 16 Main St, Seal Harbor, ME 04675
Phone Number: +1 207-801-2777
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Come explore nature, science, art and the frontier of knowledge! The...

Come explore nature, science, art and the frontier of knowledge! The original Notebook in Seal Harbor offers three floors of books, gifts and interaction while the smaller Annex in Northeast Harbor gives you a little taste of the Notebook experience. Open 10-5 every day from late June to late October.

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Awake and With Purpose

I just knew I had to go into this store. Its like walking through a National Geographic magazine! I could live here... and enjoy reading every book. The owners have devoted... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2015
Melissa S
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I just knew I had to go into this store. Its like walking through a National Geographic magazine! I could live here... and enjoy reading every book. The owners have devoted the space to the genre of ecocalypse (apocalypse due to environmental destruction and degradation, a term I am coining, thank you very much). There are tomes upon tomes about... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Great place to spend a couple hours especially on a rainy afternoon in Maine Very impressive displays and great gifts.

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Bar Harbor
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

This is a gem of a store, tucked in quiet Seal Harbor. Owners are very engaging and interesting and their displays make this one of the coolest stores I have ever been in.

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1 Thank Suzanne F
Bar Harbor, Maine
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

We get a lot of people who are very interested in natural history and the outdoors coming out on our kayak tours and we often recommend a visit the the Naturalist Notebook. The store is full of great books, art, kids stuff, hand crafted products, science stuff, and exhibits. They also offer a variety of events throughout the season including... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

I read all the reviews but when we went, I felt no lure? I guess I'm not very worldly even though I am very well traveled.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

The Naturalist's Notebook seems to have taken a page from the TARDIS-- it's a lot bigger than it looks from the outside and is full of nooks and crannies that hold beautiful surprises. Be sure to look past the façade of books that take up the first room. Go to the sea room in the back (painted with local sea... More 

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South Dakota
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

This little store in Northeast Harbor is like discovering a treasure chest of all kinds of things artistic, scientific, poetic and creative.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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313 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

I’m not sure how this place can survive, but it was a cool store to visit. We visited the Annex in Northeast Harbor and it was a small, and apparently seasonal, shop that seems like it’s part museum, part bookstore, and part art supply store. It also offers a fun photo opp: a cabinet you can crawl into and pose... More 

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boston, MA
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

It's so cute the way it is set up like a museum my five year old and 15 month old loved and loved being able to touch and use the stuff. They also have art classes for kids. Pretty awesome!

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Thank maineinexile
Western Mass
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Like walking into your coolest science teacher who is married to your funky art teacher's work-in-progess idea of what a bookstore could be. Rooms in an old house colorfully turned into a section of the Dewey decimal system in the science section of the library. Felt like I owed buying a book as a thank you and to make sure... More 

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