For years Julie dreamed of owning her own bookstore. Having been an educator for more than two decades she had a great appreciation for books and the impact they could have on lives. Naturally, it was a book that would help make her dream come true. Julie read The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson and followed the directive to write down and "circle" her dream on paper and in prayer. She hoped she and her husband, Mike, would be able to open a bookstore in Bath within the next four years and in less than two years The Mustard Seed Bookstore was established. 

“May you keep dreaming until the day you die. May imagination overtake memory. May you die young at a ripe old age.”
— Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker


Synergy is the notion that when two elements are combined, those elements create something greater than the sum of the two parts. Synergy is what happened when Julie's dream and Susan's dream combined. Susan and her husband, Mark, moved to Bath after years of vacationing in the City of Ships. Their dream was to bring something good to the Bath marketplace, thus helping the economy and connecting deeply with the community. They talked about retail options like a bookstore many times before they moved, so when the two couples met and became friends it seemed more than coincidental to learn that they had a shared goal. 

The shared dreams of both couples have come together to make The Mustard Seed Bookstore more than just a bookstore.


Come Find Out Why We Are More Than a Bookstore!

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74 Front Street, Bath, Maine

Open Monday - Saturday 10 -5

With Scheduled After Hours Events

                        Phone: 207.389.4084