Starting in 2019, Print: A Bookstore and Mechanics' Hall joined forces to create the First Friday Reading Series. On the first Friday of each month, in line with the Portland Art Walk, an author talk is hosted in the historic Mechanics' Hall Library that is open to the public as well as members.
September - THE SPRAWL by Jason Diamond
July - CROSS OF SNOW by Nicholas Basbanes
June - POSTPONED
May - THE SPIRAL SHELL by Sandell Morse
April - POSTPONED
March - THESE FEVERED DAYS by Martha Ackmann
February - GOING DARK by Jolene Grace
January - OUR SHADOW'S VOICE by Douglas Milliken
October - Open Mic Poetry Night!
September - THE MISSING ONES by Edwin Hill
August - NOT EVEN DARK CHOCOLATE CAN FIX THIS MESS by Kathy Eliscu, MAINE STORIES by Lew-Ellyn Hughes, and LOVE, LUTEFISK AND LEMON ZEST SNEAKERS by Patsy Baldus
July - IF SHE WAKES BY Michael Kortya