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An interior picture of Ivy Bookshop featuring bookshelves, wood floors, and modern lights.

This University Press Week, Hopkins Press is excited to celebrate our beloved local Baltimore bookstores. We have partnered with these bookstores to host author events and book signings, and they are incredible businesses who support the unique and robust literary culture in Baltimore.

Greedy Reads

A local indie bookstore with locations in Fells Point and Remington, Greedy Reads recently organized and celebrated The Lost Weekend Festival, an annual literary, arts, and community festival hosted at their Remington location.

Greedy Reads bookstore's interior between two bookshelves

The Ivy Bookshop

Housed in a quaint green house off of Falls Road in north Baltimore, the Ivy Bookshop specializes in new and classic fiction, nonfiction, history, biography, art, interior design, cooking, and children's books.

An outdoor photo of the exterior of The Ivy Bookstore, which is housed inside a green house with a white porch.

Atomic Books

Atomic Books is an independent bookstore in Hampden that specializes in indie comics and small press books.

An interior wall inside Atomic Books featuring bookshelves and wall art

Red Emma's

Red Emma's is a worker-owned cooperative bookstore, cafe, and community events space in Waverly celebrating their 20th anniversary next year. 

An author speaking at a podium in front of an audience inside Red Emma's bookstore

Bird in Hand Cafe & Bookstore

Owned by the Ivy Bookstore, Bird in Hand is a coffee shop, restaurant, bookstore, and bar located in the heart of Charles Village.

An author reading from their book in front of an audience inside Bird in Hand bookstore

Urban Reads Bookstore

A Black-owned and women-led business, Urban Reads Bookstore specializes in Black authors, nonfiction, urban literature, prison authors, and more with locations in Lexington Market and Greenmount. 

A mural inside Urban Reads Bookstore featuring portraits of and quotes from famous Black Americans throughout history.

Normal's Books and Records

Housed in a bright blue building in Waverly, Normal's serve up a heady cultural brew of used books, records, CDs, DVDs, and magazines.

An exterior picture of Normal's Books & Records featuring a bright blue building with red trip and windows.

Co_Lab Books

A design-oriented shop and bookstore in the Old Goucher neighborhood, Co_Lab offers a well-curated selection of art, architecture, and design books.

The interior of Co Lab featuring bookshelves, snowflake decorations, and art.
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