Why Is Maine So Bookish?

Within a few short miles of my house live three New York Times bestselling authors, two of whom have also won the Pulitzer Prize. In a city like Boston that might not be any great shakes, but Camden is pretty much a village by any definition. And I've found this hyper-abundance of talented authors to be a pervasive phenomenon along the Maine coast. Over at my day job, I consider the question and try to come up with some answers as to why we're such a magnet for writers.