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About us and press

Our brick and mortar bookstore is located at 7221 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD, 21234, right next to Fenwick Bakery.

We started selling online in January 2016, then signed a lease for a brick and mortar bookstore in December 2019, and opened for business on January 21, 2020. We sell new books, used books, art, and various fun non-book items.

The bookstore is co-owned by Melissa Eisenmeier and Stan Lee.

Melissa grew up in Baltimore, MD and has always loved books. Owning a bookstore has been her dream for about 15 years now. Her favorite genres include history, historical fiction, and fantasy, especially urban fantasy. with a dash of horror and biographies. She blames her love of historical fiction on reading American Girl.

Stan Lee was living rough on the streets of Baltimore, before he entered a local animal shelter. Luckily for the humans, he was rescued by Charm City Animal Rescue right before he was set to be euthanized because he hates dogs and has FIV/AIDS, the feline version of HIV. He likes reading by laying on books and absorbing the text. His favorite genres are historical fiction, biographies and memoirs, and fantasy.

We've also added local delivery. Our delivery guy is Joe S. and is a local Native American storyteller.

We've been featured in the Baltimore Fishbowl.

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