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16th Annual CityLit Festival - Saturday, April 27th

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The Book Escape    visit website
The Book Escape

The Book Escape carries a a huge selection of used books that are virtually indistinguishable from new. The large selection of new and used books is neatly shelved and arranged in a sensible manner. The shop is equipped with comfy chairs so you can peruse a selection before deciding. The Book Escape is determined to create the perfect environment for readers, with new improvements all the time and even better things to come.
Drusilla's Books    visit website

Drusilla's Books, in business for over 30 years, specializes in antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books. Drusilla's specializes in Children's and Illustrated books, folklore, fairy tales, and fables, but the store also carries leather bindings, sets, art and architecture, books on antiques, books about books, gardening, and cookbooks. The shop is located on Antique Row in downtown Baltimore, in the Cultural District and is easily reached from the Inner Harbor via the Light Rail which runs right in front of the shop. Walking time from the inner harbor is approximately 20 minutes.
Greetings & Readings    visit website

Located in Hunt Valley, Maryland and part of Baltimore County, Greetings & Readings of Hunt Valley is the largest independent bookstore in Maryland. Proudly serving the Baltimore, Towson, and Cockeysville areas, Greetings & Readings offers a selection of books, cards, and fine gifts. Greetings & Readings provides a café with Wi-Fi service, great coffee, and desserts.
Barnes and Noble Power Plant    visit website
Barnes &

This branch of the nation's top book-selling brand is located in the Inner Harbor at Pratt and Market Streets in the Power Plant building.
Red Emma's    visit website

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse is a worker-owned and collectively-managed bookstore and coffeehouse located in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood.
Atomic Books    visit website

Located in the heart of Hampden, Atomic Books is an independent bookstore full of objects made of paper, vinyl, plastic, and various other hard materials at the edge of time.
Breathe Books    visit website

Breathe Books is designed to encourage conversation and exploration--an inward as well as an outward journey. At Breathe, you can browse the books, gifts, and music, meet like-minded people in a class author event or a workshop, or sit in silence in a weekly meditation session. Feel at ease and always welcome in Breathe Books oasis of calm.
Ukazoo Books    visit website

Ukazoo books has Baltimore's largest new and used book selection with over 100,000 new and used books to choose from on the shelves. The store has tens of thousands of out-of-print titles in stock. You're certain to find the right book for you!
Red Canoe    visit website
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Red Canoe is a locally owned bookstore and café with an outstanding selection of children's books.  Located in the heart of Lauraville in Northeast Baltimore, Red Canoe bakes one of Baltimore's best muffins.
The Children's Bookstore    visit website

The Children's Bookstore was founded in 1978 and specializes in fine children's literature and illustration. Sidelines include some licensed stuffed toys, Gund products, Folkmanis puppets, posters, seasonal items, cards, books on tape and CD, storytelling tapes, as well as children's music tapes and CDs.
Normals Books and Records    visit website
Normals Books and Records, Baltimore

Normals, a collectively run shop in Baltimore, opened in 1991. Overflowing with good stuff, Normals has been voted "Best of Baltimore" time and again by the City Paper.
Cyclops Books    visit website

Cyclops is at 30 West North (at the corner of Maryland, one block west of Charles) in the Station North Arts District, in the North Avenue Market (the other end of the same big building as Windup Space, and catty-corner from Joe2). Andy Rubin hosts literary and musical events all the time so keep checking the calendar.
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