This segment on a PBS series features Bangor (and Stephen King) prominently

BDN file photo of Gerald Winters

Earlier this spring, the PBS series “The Great American Read” premiered, a limited eight-part series about 100 of the country‚Äôs best-loved novels. Stephen King was on the list, of course, with his epic novel “The Stand” chosen as the one King book to be put on the list.

The show filmed a segment in Bangor last year, and featured local bookstore Gerald Winters and Son, along with a number of other shots of the city. Winters’ story of how King’s books helped him become not just a better reader but also a bookseller was used as a prime example of why “The Stand” deserves to be in the running for America’s favorite novel.

Watch the King segment, featuring Winters and Bangor, here.

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.