King to visit Left Bank Books

Jul 03, 2018
Angus S. King Jr.

Belfast — Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., will welcome U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) to the bookshop on Friday, July 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the July 10 release of his new book, “A Senator's Eye: Celebrating Maine, Washington and the Joys of Scraping the Windshield.”

The public is invited to this “meet-and-greet” event and enjoy a brief chat with Sen. King as he signs copies of his book.

Whether hosting a bipartisan barbecue, traveling the country in his RV, riding the back roads of Maine on his Harley or waxing poetically about his civil war hero Joshua Chamberlain, King prides himself on having an eye and an ear for both the historic and the gloriously familiar. In recent years, he has regularly captured his work and daily adventures on his smartphone and shared those pictures on social media to provide a rare insider's look at the life of a senator, whether he is in D.C. or his home state.

"What I try to do with these pictures — and their captions — is to convey a sense of my dual life as both a Senator and an unabashed fan of my beautiful state,” King said.

King (I-Maine) was elected as an independent to the U.S. Senate in 2012, filling a seat once occupied by Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell, and Olympia Snowe. King also served two terms as the governor of Maine. The father of five and his wife Mary live in Brunswick.

“A Senator’s Eye,” published by Islandport Press of Yarmouth, features a foreword by King’s friend and senate colleague, Sen. Cory A. Booker of New Jersey. By agreement, Islandport Press will direct any earnings King would have received from book sales directly to Good Shepherd Food Bank of Auburn.

No reservations are necessary for this free event. To pre-order copies, please call the shop at 338-9009 or email Left Bank Books is downtown, across the street from the police station.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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