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By JACQUES KELLY | August 23, 1993
Armchair sleuths debark from the city's water taxis at the foot of Broadway in search of a bloody bookstore at 1730 Fleet St.Before long, they are piling up new and used volumes of Rex Stout, Agatha Christie and Martha Grimes at Mystery Loves Company, a bookstore where there's a cold body on every shelf and a secret panel in the wall.Founded by Enoch Pratt librarian Kathy Harig and Charles Village resident Paige Rose, the 2-year-old shop is wall-to-wall murder and mayhem."We find that Fells Point people like horror stories, but the Ruxton ladies want hardback mysteries written by British and American writers.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | December 17, 2000
'Tis the season to be jolly, just as surely as the Magis follow the Eastern Star, bearing stuff. I am not an enthusiast for obligatory gift lists in newspapers and magazines. As to books, I believe that a gentle trot through a good book shop will do you more good than the endless inventories recommended by editors. A nasty little secret of publishing is that many -- maybe most -- of those lists are generated by a Macedonian phalanx of public relations people, and the consequence is that legions of blameless citizens get as gifts books that never have their covers cracked.
FEATURES
By SLYVIA BADGER | August 8, 1993
"Gettin' Over," which airs on ABC at 7 this evening, is a story about a Hagerstown youngster and her involvement with Magic Me. This is the second in a series that tells stories about youngsters who survive difficult circumstances. Tony ("Who's the Boss?") Danza is the host.Magic Me is the Baltimore-based, international, non-profit organization that links teens with the elderly, the handicapped and the frail. It was founded in 1980 by Kathy Levin. Tonight, Levin will watch the program at the home of friends, Shirlene and Bob Elkins.
FEATURES
By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | November 22, 1998
From time to time on these pages we pose a question, related to books, to two or three dozen smart people, and publish their answers. Today, on the page facing this one, there is a series of neat little stories about gift books that have had unusual impact. I hope they may aid and comfort our readers in this gift-choosing season.I am grateful to our respondents, busy people all, including Mayor Schmoke, with his generous-hearted citation.Searching my memory, I find I have given away so many books that no single miracle stands out. But I hope you find the others' answers helpful - more so than the endless holiday listings published by many newspapers and magazines.
NEWS
By ROSALIE M. FALTER | November 29, 1993
Savor the sights and scents of the Christmas season, have something to eat and shop for gifts and goodies at the "Gingerbread, Brunch & Branches Holly Mart" Saturday.The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, sponsor of the event, has turned the hall at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church Saturday into a world of gingerbread.Everyone will enjoy the skillfully decorated houses on display and have the opportunity to bid on them in the silent auction. Individually decorated gingerbread men will be for sale.
NEWS
January 24, 2005
Lawrence A. Adams Sr., owner of a Highlandtown used-book shop, died of cancer Thursday at the Easton home of a friend. He was 63. Mr. Adams was born in Florida and moved to Highlandtown, where he was raised. He attended Patterson Park High School and served in the Army during the 1960s. After working for a decade for Singer Sewing Machine in Silver Spring, he established Lamira's Bookshelf in 1977 in his Linthicum home. He moved the business, which he operated until his death, to the 3400 block of E. Baltimore St. in Highlandtown.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | June 1, 1996
Baltimore's Peabody Book Shop and Beer Stube, a once-popular gathering spot that drew the famous and near-famous, has been saved from the wrecker's ball -- at least temporarily.The city's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation voted unanimously yesterday to designate the vacant four-story structure at 913 N. Charles St. a "contributing building" in the Mount Vernon historic district.That means it may not be torn down without a follow-up hearing to determine whether it poses an economic hardship for the owners to repair it. That hearing has tentatively been set for the middle of the month.
FEATURES
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 25, 1996
I recently saw a show about a literary trip to a small town on the English-Welsh border, Hay-on-Wye. Any information you may have on how to take such a trip will be appreciated.The town of Hay-on-Wye, in the Welsh Borders region, has a population of 1,400 and some three dozen book shops, virtually all of them selling secondhand and antiquarian books.The phenomenon began around 40 years ago with Richard Booth, who opened a shop in town, "and gradually it grew from there," according to Pat Gamon at the Hay-on-Wye Tourist Information Bureau.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1997
BALTIMORE'S HISTORIC Peabody Book Shop and Beer Stube will soon fall to the wrecker's ball, in the wake of an admission by its owners that they are guilty of the criminal charge of demolition by neglect.One year after Baltimore's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation refused to grant a demolition permit for the three-story building at 913 N. Charles St., city housing inspectors have determined that the structure has deteriorated so much that it poses a threat to public safety and must come down.
FEATURES
By Linell Smith | November 20, 1993
Borders Book Shop in Towson has formed co-ed fiction and nonfiction reading groups which are open to the public free of charge.The fiction group meets on the first Monday evening of every month and the nonfiction group meets on the third Monday. Both groups meet at the store. Discussions begin at 7 p.m. and usually run two hours. December's selections are "Smilla's Sense of Snow" by Peter Hoeg and "any book on JFK," according to Debbie Middlestadt, Borders' community relations coordinator.
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