FREEPORT — Sen. Angus S. King, I-Maine, will make two public appearances in Maine this December to sign copies of “A Senator’s Eye,” his new book that features images and captions about his work as a U.S. senator.

King will appear at the L.L. Bean flagship store from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and at Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St. in Brunswick, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

“A Senator’s Eye: Celebrating Maine, Washington, and the Joys of Scraping the Windshield,” is a book of personal photographs that provides a rare insider’s look at the everyday work life of the senator. By agreement, Islandport Press, the book’s publisher, will direct any earnings King would have received from book sales directly to Good Shepherd Food Bank of Auburn.

“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. “Each shot tells a small story, sometimes from inside ‘the room where it happens’ and sometimes standing alone marveling at a Maine sunset. Together, they capture a personal view of places and events from a somewhat unusual vantage point.”

King was originally elected as an independent to the U.S. Senate in 2012, filling a seat once occupied by folks like Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe, and was re-elected in 2018. King also served two terms as the governor. He has five children and lives in Brunswick with his wife, Mary. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Maine outdoors — either on his Harley or with his family in their camper.

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This Jan. 20, 2018, image provided by Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, shows a Washington D.C. during a government shutdown. His new book profiling the life of a senator is a collection of his personal photos. (Photo by Angus King via AP)

In this May 23, 2016, selfie photo taken by Sen. Angus King, the senator poses with a group of students from Biddeford at the Capitol in Washington D.C. King’s photos offer a personal look at the senator’s dual existence in busy Washington and rural Maine. (Photo by Angus King via AP)

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