The Baxter Society first considered the idea of a 'Maine 100' bibliography in 1990. The Society, founded in 1984, is Maine’s only bibliophilic organization and its constitution commits it 'to advance the quality and diversity of private and public libraries; to promote excellence in the arts pertaining to the history, design, and production of books; and to provide a supportive environment for those interested in the creation, preservation, and collection of books.' The year 2000 seemed an appropriate time to take stock of Maine’s long association with books. While much of the state’s literary history emerges in this work, the objective is to identify books that help describe Maine’s cultural development. Rather than a compilation of works deemed 'the best' or 'most influential,' this bibliography offers books of enduring value as Maine enters a new century. - Foreword by Eliot H. Stanley. Hardcover; 157 pages with numerous illustrations.