Beyond the Sea Bookshop Café & Gifts at Lincolnville Beach is planning an Authors & Cake Hour series for the spring and early summer.

At 2:30 p.m. on selected Fridays, Beyond the Sea will host two authors, who will give talks and readings, followed by Q&A. All attendees will enjoy layer cake and coffee, as well as a 25 percent discount on purchases of the authors’ books.

Reservations are required and the fee is $10 per literary (and cake) events. The shop’s website is beginning to list authors and dates, including Melissa Kim and Hope Rowan, speaking on getting kids outdoors and exploring the natural world, May 4; and, an extended event that includes chowder, mystery series launches by Maine authors Kaitlyn Dunnett and Cornelia Kidd June 22 (runs to 4 p.m.)

For more information, email; and visit the website,, where series events are being updated.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or