The New Commons Project


The New Commons is a public humanities initiative of the University of Maine at Farmington, Maine’s public liberal arts college, in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council.

Their goal is to build a cultural commons for our community at UMF and for the state of Maine: a collection of 24 cultural works proposed by students, faculty, and members of the community, and selected on the basis of their potential value to the community.

Through the building of the commons they hope to increase access to these works, and to the scholarship and creative works they’ve inspired, by means of public lectures, seminar-style discussions, an open access digital portal, and campus-generated community engagement projects. More broadly, we hope to foster awareness of arts and literature as a common good to which all are entitled access, and in which we all have a stake.

DDG is an Independent Bookstore partner of The New Commons and our owner, Kenny Brechner is a member of their Board. We love the New Commons and encourage you to enage with all its great programming. Below  you will find a selection of works which support that engagment. Have a look or stop by the store to see them in person and find out more! 

1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Signet -

The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Edition Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780544273443
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 29th, 2013

Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook (Core Rulebook, D&D Roleplaying Game) Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780786965601
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wizards of the Coast - August 19th, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide (Core Rulebook, D&D Roleplaying Game) Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780786965625
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wizards of the Coast - December 9th, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual (Core Rulebook, D&D Roleplaying Game) Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780786965618
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wizards of the Coast - September 30th, 2014

Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D Cover Image
By David Kushner, Koren Shadmi (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781568585598
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bold Type Books - May 9th, 2017

The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings Cover Image
By Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Halle Butler (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780593231258
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - March 2nd, 2021

A Piece of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062356277
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140481341
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 1976

Get Out: The Complete Annotated Screenplay Cover Image
By Jordan Peele, Tananarive Due (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$19.95
ISBN: 9781941753286
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inventory Press - November 26th, 2019