Our Summer Hours are Monday thru Saturday 10:00 to 5:00. We’re located 400 feet up Crooked Road from Route 3 in Hulls Cove. Now offering free WiFi. Bring your Dog! We'd love to meet your canines!

We've been finding good homes for good books since 1983, first via catalog and later internet sales to customers all over the world. In 2007 we opened a genuine brick and mortar book shop. We are Bar Harbor's only used book store. Mystery Cove Book Shop offers books in all subjects and if we don't have the book you're looking for, we'll do our best to find it for you. We have a strong collection of books by Mainers and books about Maine, especially those concerned with the people, history, flora and fauna of Mount Desert Island.

We also carry a large assortment of used DVDs (in store only) at very reasonable prices.


A book is launched! STILL ON THE ISLAND: A collection of poems inspired by Mount Desert Island (2009) edited by Lauren Gifford.


Bar Harbor photographer Donna Just's rather sinister vision of
Mystery Cove Book Shop