Craig Olson has been a used and rare book dealer since 2003 when he founded Artisan Books & Bindery.  In 2016 Craig closed his open shop in Islesboro, Maine, and shifted to an online business supplemented by the occasional in-person book fair.  In September of 2022, Craig opened Craig Olson Books in Belfast, Maine; he missed an open shop and the learning that goes on with customers and the wonderful material and stories that walk in the door..
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