Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to locate an out-of-print cookbook called Kathleen’s Bake Shop. It was published in 1990 and has the ISBN number 0312038534. I have tried several local secondhand book stores with no luck finding it so I am hoping a reader might have a copy that they might be willing to sell for a reasonable amount. Please contact me at 212-5154. Thanks. – S.B., No Town.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, the book you’re seeking is listed online as a collector’s item at www.amazon.com for $385 plus shipping. As an alternative, you might consider checking out Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook: The Best Recipes from Southampton’s Favorite Bakery for Home-Style Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Muffins, and Breads located at www.amazon.com and written by the same author, Kathleen King. King also has her own store, Tate’s Bake Shop located at 43 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968, 631-283-9830 and on the Web at www.tatesbakeshoponline.com.

In the meantime, Sun Spots also located a copy of this book at www.worldretailstore.com/item/BE-0312038534.html.You should contact the site, however, to ensure that book is still available.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find a Rawleigh person in the South Paris area or any other place. Could you please help me with this. Thank you in advance. Your column is great. I read it every day. – A.E.G., No Town.

Answer:
Contact Chuck’s Corner, 699 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240, 784-8176 or Normand McGraw, 49 Third St., Auburn, 783-8196.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please provide the address of the people in Lisbon who are collecting books for overseas? Thank you. – L.B., Lewiston.

Answer:
Sun Spots believes you are referring to the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club’s Literacy to Kids Projects in South East Asia. They could still still use any encyclopedia sets that are no longer of use but would serve the children in Asia. The drop-off point is Filebusters, 95 Lisbon Road, Lisbon, next to Floor Systems. Please phone first at 514-0265. Alternatively, if you need a pickup, phone Ed Plourde at 782-0194 or Gary Kennedy at 582-3339.

Dear Sun Spots: What has happened to the delicious Mary Jane candies in their yellow wrappers with peanut butter fillings? Please try to find out if they are still available. I’ve tried every store in the Lewiston and Auburn areas. – L.G., No Town.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, consider contacting New England Confectionery Co. NECCO, 135 American Legion Highway, Revere, MA 02151-2405 or by phone at 781-485-4500. Sun Spots checked with Mary’s Candy Shop here on Main Street in Lewiston, which advises it can special order this for you. You might consider contacting the store at 783-9824, 238 Main St., Lewiston.

In the meantime, hopefully there are readers out there familiar with this candy who might be willing to share any information to assist you in locating it locally. You might also note that according to NECCO’s Web site, you might contact your local store to see if they might be able to carry this.

Thanks to several co-workers who were familiar with this candy, one of whom recommends you check your local Hannaford and Shaw’s bulk candy bins to see if you can locate them there.

Dear Sun Spots: Once again let me help someone out. For the person who was looking for webbing for lawn chairs, they should contact the Wal-Mart in Farmington who have some. – Becky Tyler, Temple.

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