Best-selling author and swordboat captain Linda Greenlaw and her mother, Martha, will sign their newest book, “The Maine Summers Cookbook,” Friday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Left Bank Books, 21 East Main St./Route 1. The public event is free.

The new cookbook is the Greenlaws’ second collaboration after “Recipes from a Very Small Island” and, like its predecessor, is full of salty wit, kitchen wisdom and sensational food. The recipes are a mix of family favorites from the Greenlaws’ tiny kitchen on Isle au Haut; and new twists on coastal New England cuisine, with an emphasis on the seafood, blueberries and fresh produce that make summers in Maine so magical.

Written for the home cook and for easy entertaining, there are recipes for snacks, cocktails, entrees and desserts plus wonderful menus for picnics, suppers and family feasts. With gorgeous photographs and delightful essays, “The Maine Summers Cookbook,” just published by Penguin, is an irresistible treat for everyone who loves good food, any time of the year.

There will be plenty of copies on hand for the signing, as well Linda Greenlaw’s earlier titles including “The Hungry Ocean” and her memoir “Seaworthy,” now out in paperback. For more information or to reserve signed copies, call 548-6400. The shop is open daily.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to