The Book Escape
The cozy storefront in Federal Hill has the new titles that you’re looking for and is crammed with thousands of used and unexpected finds. 925 S. Charles St.
The Book Thing of Baltimore
What’s not to love about free books? The beloved Baltimore institution is currently open one day a month, so check their website for upcoming dates. 3001 Vineyard Lane
Busboys and Poets
Founded in D.C. in 2005, the restaurant, bar, small bookstore, and community gathering place’s name is a homage to Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy prior to gaining fame as poet. 3224 St. Paul St.
Charm City Books
The historic Pigtown bookseller has all the character and charm that you’d hope for from an independent, family-oriented bookshop. 782 Washington Blvd.
Recently re-opened after closing during the pandemic, the bookstore offers an eclectic selection of art, architecture, and design titles. 2209 Maryland Ave.
This warm, inviting space in West Baltimore is the place for books on local Black history and remains a broader center of African American culture in the city, offering music, art, jewelry, and more. 1356 W. North Ave.
Opened in Fells Point in 2018, and in Remington in 2019, both shops are curated for readers looking for books from Baltimore writers and national titles. 1744 Aliceanna St.| 320 W. 29th St.
The Ivy Bookshop
Long a Baltimore favorite, the Ivy not too long ago moved to a new home, a renovated Mt. Washington house, with one of the best backyards for reading— and readings—in the city. 5928 Falls Rd.
Normals Book & Records
For more than 30 years, Normals has remained an eclectic and essential wonderland of used books and music. 425 E. 31st St.
Protean Books & Records
A massive warehouse space filled with a curated collection of new and used books, records, movies, video games, nostalgia, and curiosities. 836 Leadenhall St.