National Book Lovers Day is coming up on August 11th. This holiday was created for people who love books of all types. Whether you love mystery novels, historical fiction, or comic books, we encourage you to visit a local Baltimore bookstore and find some new reading material. Here are a few bookstores our real estate agents recommend.
- Urban Reads Bookstore: 3008 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218
Urban Reads Bookstore is a newer bookstore located near many Baltimore homes for sale. The owner is usually there and can help customers find specific titles or types of books. There's a good selection of fiction and non-fiction books, including many titles by black and female authors.
Urban Reads Bookstore is open Thursday - Saturday in the summer. Sometimes the shops host readings and book signing events, which you can find on their website.
- The Ivy Bookshop: 5928 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21209
The Ivy Bookshop is a cozy, quiet little bookstore owned by a Baltimore native. The shop coordinates with Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries to bring a series of speakers to town. It's also associated with the Baltimore County Public Library System.
At The Ivy Bookshop, you'll find not only books but also audiobooks, which are perfect for on-the-go listening. The store maintains its own bestseller list, which is worth checking out if you are looking for something new and exciting to read.
- The Book Escape: 925 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21230
If books are your way of escaping from the stress of everyday life, you need to visit The Book Escape. This adorable bookstore makes everyone feel welcome. They have a great selection of used and rare books, along with featured titles from award-winning authors.
The Book Escape also buys used books to resell. So, if you have some sitting around that you don't plan to read again, bring them in. They host author signings monthly, and you can find them posted on the website calendar.
- Viva Books: 326 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Viva Books is one of the most charming bookstores in the downtown area. The store's staff are all passionate bookworms, and they can help you find the perfect title, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else. They have an incredible selection of children's books for all ages.
Viva Books is well organized, making it easy to find what you're looking for. The owner, Viva, is usually there when the store is open and can give you all sorts of information on literature and Baltimore history.
- Greedy Reads: 1744 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD 21231
Greedy Reads is a small neighborhood bookstore. With a great selection considering the store's size, employees can special-order other books to be delivered promptly. There are different staff picks each month, which is a great way to start if you're not sure what to read next.
You may also be interested in joining Greedy Reads book club. It's a good way to get new perspectives on the books you read and also to share your own. Or, you could purchase a digital audiobook membership through the store and enjoy unlimited access to thousands of titles.
There is no shame in being a bookworm! We hope you enjoy visiting these bookstores in honor of National Book Lovers Day. If you're looking for a home in Baltimore, contact us to learn more about our real estate services.