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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | May 17, 2002
The Johns Hopkins University is moving forward with a new bookstore and commercial project across from its Homewood campus that will reshape the streetscape of Charles Village and, officials hope, foster a "college-town atmosphere" in the North Baltimore neighborhood. The mixed-use project along 33rd Street between North Charles and St. Paul, to be completed by July 2005, will include student housing, parking, retail, office and restaurant space near the bookstore, taking up much of the block.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Breathe Bookstore and Cafe   in Hampden is closing. The cafe and bookstore will remain open until late September or early October, its owner says, until she can find someone to take over her lease.   Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen announced the closing in an email newsletter. "[Breathe] bookstore cafe is for sale," the message said. "My lease can be taken over at any time. If you have a dream to run a vegetarian cafe or want to create your own concept, let me know.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | March 31, 1995
Anne Dorsey began to think seriously about opening a bookstore after her daughters received the book "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" as a gift."It was the beauty of the illustrations," Mrs. Dorsey said. "I just really started getting interested in children's books, and the idea just evolved from there."Now Mrs. Dorsey is selling "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" in her general bookstore, "Whistlestop Books," which opens today on Mount Airy's Main Street.Mrs. Dorsey and her husband, Steve, bought the old Frederick Underwriters insurance building in September.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Janis Ahalt Riker, a retired attorney and business owner who also ran a Howard County antiquarian bookshop, died of cancer April 8 at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 69 and had lived in Columbia for many years. Born Janis Kay Ahalt in Baltimore and raised on Hillendale Road, she was the daughter of Charles Ahalt, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad conductor, and Pauline Prebish Ahalt, a homemaker. She was a 1962 graduate of Towson High School and was selected to participate in the St. Timothy's School summer Latin American Seminar.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Johannesburg Bureau of The Sun | July 7, 1995
SOWETO, South Africa -- Though until the last few years commercial activity was discouraged in this, the largest of South Africa's black townships, you can find nearly everything for sale.A transient welder on the streets will put a muffler on your car while you wait; a barber with a portable generator powering the ** clippers will provide a haircut; there are clothes and complete meals, from sweet potatoes to live chickens. You could buy almost anything in Soweto -- except books.Now, this township of 3 million people has its first bookstore.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 13, 1998
EACH MONTH, students at Mount Airy Elementary go shopping for books at a unique bookstore in the school.What makes the store so unusual is that the students don't have to pay for their books -- all they have to do to "purchase" their books is to read.In return for doing extra reading at home, the children earn points, which they can use to buy books and magazines from the PTA-sponsored bookstore.Part of the school's yearly reading incentive program, the bookstore rewards the children for reading outside school.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | April 1, 1991
Walk into The Turning Wheel bookstore in Pasadena, and you may enter other realities.A jewel box with a pentagram on top? Sexual energy oil to attract lovers? A how-to booklet on starting a witch's coven?It's all here, along with walls of books on topics ranging from women's issues to ecology to Eastern philosophy.The store crystalizes owner Peggy Booraem's vision of reality."I think it all boilsdown to one truth. It's all a question of how you get there," says Booraem, 39. "I try to keep a variety of books so people who are on a spiritual search can find what they're looking for."
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin | March 18, 1991
Marsha Berman, founder and owner of the Cover-to-Cover bookstore-cafe in Columbia, learned the hard way what happens when a manager fails to delegate.After sales climbed and she added a restaurant to the bookstore three years ago, she was swamped with work. Her health suffered and her social life took a nose dive.Learning to delegate brought personal liberation to Ms. Berman.She knew she'd mastered the art last month, when she took her first real vacation in eight years."I was nervous about leaving the store, but my assistant manager, Susan Lane, handled it beautifully.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
His Way Christian Book Store in Ellicott City operates in honor of "Him," owners Patricia and Richard Kohr say. And they say the blessings from being God-abiding have been many.Having gained local attention for its huge assortment of Christian merchandise, the 18-year-old bookstore was named in July as the top Christian bookstore in the mid-Atlantic region by the Colorado-based Christian Booksellers Association (CBA).His Way -- the county's largest independent Christian bookstore -- is the first Howard County Christian bookstore to receive the award.
FEATURES
By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | June 19, 1992
The early rioting reports were encouraging. Maybe even a cause for civic pride. Yes, the barbarians were at it again, smashing, looting, burning. But it appeared that Chicago had a higher class of barbarian than other cities.They had hit a bookstore. And not just any bookstore. Not some mass purveyor of lurid best sellers or self-help glop.No, it was the venerable Stuart Brent Books, on glittering Michigan Avenue, where for years true book-lovers have sought the thoughtful, the rare, the profound.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard,
For The Baltimore Sun
| August 27, 2013
Baltimore needs more bookstore cafes, and Breathe Bookstore Cafe in Hampden is a good start. The cafe opened last June, giving Baltimoreans even more reason to visit the much-loved bookshop. Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen, a cooking teacher and expert in Ayurvedic ( holistic medicine ) cooking, stocks Breathe with dishes and snacks that are gluten-free, vegan , vegetarian , raw or Ayurvedic and that include no white sugar or flour. Its mission: "To nourish your mind, body and soul.
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Lorraine Mirabella | August 13, 2013
Students heading to college can expect to spend about $662 a year on textbooks and other course materials, according to The National Association of College Stores. But more and more college bookstores are offering alternatives through textbook rental programs, the trade group said. The number of association member stores offering rentals has jumped to nearly 3,000 from just 300 in fall 2009, said Charles Schmidt, a spokesman for the group. In Maryland, student bookstores at Towson University and Salisbury University offer rentals, the trade group said.
NEWS
Jacques Kelly | May 10, 2013
When Christa Daring was a student, she rode a bus from her Waverly home and crossed North Avenue on her way to classes at the Baltimore School for the Arts. "This was always oh-so no-man's land," she said of the commercial crosstown street that is taking some convincing steps this spring as an arts district. She stood in the old North Avenue Market building, where she and fellow members of the Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse collective will be moving from Mount Vernon to a much enlarged space.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
The bride looked radiant in her pink and white dress. The groom was dapper in his business suit. The ceremony backdrop consisted of books on shelves, books on tables and a backroom cafe with patrons who seemed oblivious to the whole thing. Welcome to the Annapolis Bookstore wedding of Mark Hutson and Melanie Frances, a couple who on Wednesday proved neither rain, snow nor a government shutdown could prevent them from uniting in holy matrimony. While Wednesday's winter storm proved to be a nuisance for many, it provided a matrimonial wrinkle for Hutson, from Severna Park and Frances, from Montreal.
FEATURES
Susan Reimer | May 30, 2012
It was while she was serving dinner to her kids in 2008 and their dad was out campaigning for president, that Michelle Obama hatched a modest daydream: a vegetable garden on the White House grounds. She'd recently had a conversation with her children's pediatrician about their eating habits, and the poor health of children he was seeing in his practice. It shook her up — he was treating obesity and diabetes in kids — and she resolved to make better food choices for her family. She never said anything to Barack Obama about a vegetable garden (she told interviewers this week that she didn't want to jinx things with a "what if" question)
EXPLORE
January 26, 2012
It's become something of a euphemism in American English that the words "adult books" mean something other than what they mean. Even now, most public libraries have a children's book section and an adult book section, yet the notion that adult books refer to a particularly tawdry genre of publications can give the library a section that will cause middle school boys to laugh among themselves. The so-called adult bookstores in Harford County are once again in the spotlight, this time because police spot checks turned up some lewd behavior and a Catholic priest from Towson was among those charged in the incident.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Staff Writer | July 29, 1992
Imagine finishing "War and Peace" in a couple of hours. Or squeezing in "The Grapes of Wrath" during your commute to work.Better yet, try to picture washing and waxing your car or taking a 10-mile jog while becoming well-versed in "Great Black Speeches from 1833-1893" at the same time.Can't be done, you say?Think again, because the Cover To Cover Bookstore/Cafe in the Owen Brown Village Center has made it possible by starting a program this month to rent audio recordings of a variety of books.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2001
When the market speaks, Chris Myers listens. And most recently, the unidentifiable entity has told the president of Traders' Library: "If you build it, they will come." The first bookstore run by the financial book distribution company isn't open, but already it seems Myers may have struck a chord with local customers. About 30 have shown up at the store on Red Branch Road after getting a flier in the mail two weeks ago announcing its opening at the end of the month. Five have scheduled use of the store's conference room - part of the renovation that created the bookstore - to hold meetings for their trading groups.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2012
A Towson priest has been removed from duty at the Church of the Immaculate Conception after being arrested last week on indecent exposure charges. According to a police report of the incident, Mark Stewart Bullock, 47, was at Bush River Books & Movies, an Abingdon adult store on the 3900 block of Pulaski Highway, the night of Jan. 16, when two deputies, investigating complaints of indecent exposure, discovered him nude from the waist down in a...
NEWS
By Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson | August 1, 2011
The feeling has become familiar, walking down aisles marked with signs: "Up to 40 percent off. " "Store Closing. Everything Must Go. " Consider some of the recent closures in the Baltimore area: Circuit City. CompUSA. Linens 'n Things. A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts. Filene's Basement. Super Fresh. Daedalus Books & Music inBelvedere Square. And now, one of my favorite hangouts: Borders. The Lutherville store, which a few years ago replaced a wondrous, sprawling downtown Towson Borders Books & Music, is the latest victim of the imperfect storm that has slammed the high-pressure system of the Great Recession into the cold front of the cybereconomy.
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