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Baltimore Loses Another Bookstore

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 10:59am

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Sad news:  Yet another Baltimore bookstore will be shutting its doors as of later this month. The Book Escape‘s Calvert Street branch, which sells both used, rare, and new books, opened three years ago as an addition to its Federal Hill location. (That branch is staying open.) But since no one except me apparently likes to buy books in person anymore, sales weren’t strong enough to keep the second store going, and it’ll be officially closing on March 28.

It wasn’t so long ago that we lost Salamander Books, and some folks are still mourning the demise of Baltimore’s legendary Lambda Rising, the city’s only LGBT bookstore. Happily for Baltimore book lovers, though, we’ve still got some great independent options, including the Ivy and Red Emma’s (which is bucking the trend by planning an expansion). And the thin silver lining of the Book Escape’s closing:  This week, the store is selling all its books for $3 or less.

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