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June 1, 1993
Cover To Cover Bookstore Cafe will present cartoonist Barbara Brandon at 3 p.m. Sunday at 7284 Cradlerock Way.Ms. Brandon, the only African-American female cartoonist to be nationally syndicated, is the author of "Where I'm Coming From."Her comic strip, of the same name, is a collection of fictional characters based on Ms. Brandon and her friends exploring life and relationships.Information: 381-9200.POLICE*ings Contrivance: 9900 block of Guilford Road: Someone kicked in a front door between 7:20 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
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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 Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1999
The music fell silent at Louie's Bookstore Cafe on North Charles Street on Sunday as the 18-year-old restaurant loved for its string quartets and art exhibits closed because its owner wasn't paying the rent.But Jimmy Rouse, the owner of the building at 518 N. Charles St., said yesterday that he is close to a deal that would resurrect the hangout for students and writers in mid-October under the ownership of an Italian restaurateur.Biagio Scotto, owner of Scotto's Italian Bistro in York, Pa., said he plans to add Italian fare to the menu but keep the restaurant's name and bohemian look and continue to sell books.
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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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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1998
In a story in Sunday's Arts & Society section about Louie's Bookstore Cafe, the name of a music group was misstated. The correct name is Helicon.The Sun regrets the errors.They perform every night for audiences sometimes receptive, sometimes restless. They endow the place with an ambience of refinement, yet they're treated as part of the help. Their ranks include some of the city's most talented players, but for the most part they labor in anonymity.Meet the classical-music performers of Louie's Bookstore Cafe on North Charles Street.
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By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 2004
The Meeting Point Bookstore Cafe blends wholesome food with the ancient philosophies of the healing arts practiced at the Tai Sophia Institute. It's a mellow and cozy little spot for a sandwich on the run or a leisurely cup of soup. "I can't imagine it not being here," said acupuncture student Teaj Bechard, who often stops in the cafe for breakfast and lunch. Traveling several days a week from her Sykesville home to Tai Sophia's North Laurel campus, Bechard said she does not have time to eat at home or go off campus for a meal.
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By Richard Gorelick and Richard Gorelick,Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2009
Before anything else, I want to say right away that this place makes the best sweet and savory muffins I think I've ever had. Really, really great muffins. When Nicole and Peter Selhorst opened Lauraville's Red Canoe Bookstore five years ago, there were, except for the Chameleon Cafe and good old Koco's, only sporadic and mostly sputtering businesses to serve the neighborhood's growing population of young families and first-time homeowners. It's hard to imagine the wonderful developments all along this Northeast corridor without Lauraville paving the way. The Red Canoe deserves pioneering credit.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1998
Louie's The Bookstore Cafe, which has fed the minds and appetites of Baltimoreans since 1981, is being sold to a New York couple."I've been doing Louie's for so long now that it's become repetitive," owner Jimmy Rouse, 52, said last evening over a cup of green tea at the restaurant's bar in the 500 block of N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon. "I need to devote more time to this neighborhood."The prospective new owners -- John DeLauro, 35, and his wife, Catherine Ronalds-DeLauro, 31 -- have arrived in Baltimore and settled into a Franklin Street apartment.
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December 15, 1992
Bookstore, cafe to donate 5 percent of checks to help SomaliaTo assist hunger relief in Somalia, The Cover to Cover Bookstore Cafe in Owen Brown will donate 5 percent of all cafe checks from Thursday through Christmas Eve to Save the Children.Chef Glenn Blank, the owner-operator of the cafe, said the idea to aid the people of Somalia came from the servers, who have also agreed to donate their weekly paychecks.The Cover to Cover Bookstore combines a full-service bookstore with a bistro style restaurant featuring regional American cuisine.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2003
12-year-old Shpanin gets a solo exhibit He's only 12 years old, but Stanislav Shpanin has a talent so exceptional that Gallery 44 will, for the first time in its 30-year history, present a solo show of a juvenile artist's works. Shpanin, a native of Azerbaijan, began drawing at the age of 3 and has studied art since age 6 at the Palace of Children in Baku, Azerbaijan. This solo showing is Shpanin's premiere exhibit in America. He will display oils, acrylics, watercolors and works created with oil sticks.
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| April 11, 2013
Breathe Books in Hampden says it will add a health-food cafe to its store next month. Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen says all the offerings will have at least one of five features: gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, raw or Ayurvedic -- Ayurveda is a holistic type of medicine that originated in India. This goes along with the store's stated mission to provide "books, music, and spiritual and inspirational items to help people continue their practice and journey. " "We will not be using white flour or white sugar; every ingredient will have some sort of nutritional quality," said Weis-Bohlen, who also lectures about Ayurvedic medicine at the University of Maryland's medical school.
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By Richard Gorelick, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2010
A new restaurant opened up Aug. 7 in the old Ixia space. Old-timers still call it the old Louie's Bookstore & Cafe space. The owner is Tegist Alayew, who has run two restaurants in Washington in the same U Street corridor location. The first, Gogo Cottage , which had a menu of Ethiopian food, ran for about six years until Alayew replaced it with Creme Cafe , a still-hopping Southern-style restaurant best known for its Sunday brunch. Think chicken and waffles. The good times at Creme Cafe, Alayew knows, might not last forever.
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By Richard Gorelick and Richard Gorelick,Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2009
Before anything else, I want to say right away that this place makes the best sweet and savory muffins I think I've ever had. Really, really great muffins. When Nicole and Peter Selhorst opened Lauraville's Red Canoe Bookstore five years ago, there were, except for the Chameleon Cafe and good old Koco's, only sporadic and mostly sputtering businesses to serve the neighborhood's growing population of young families and first-time homeowners. It's hard to imagine the wonderful developments all along this Northeast corridor without Lauraville paving the way. The Red Canoe deserves pioneering credit.
NEWS
By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 2004
The Meeting Point Bookstore Cafe blends wholesome food with the ancient philosophies of the healing arts practiced at the Tai Sophia Institute. It's a mellow and cozy little spot for a sandwich on the run or a leisurely cup of soup. "I can't imagine it not being here," said acupuncture student Teaj Bechard, who often stops in the cafe for breakfast and lunch. Traveling several days a week from her Sykesville home to Tai Sophia's North Laurel campus, Bechard said she does not have time to eat at home or go off campus for a meal.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2003
12-year-old Shpanin gets a solo exhibit He's only 12 years old, but Stanislav Shpanin has a talent so exceptional that Gallery 44 will, for the first time in its 30-year history, present a solo show of a juvenile artist's works. Shpanin, a native of Azerbaijan, began drawing at the age of 3 and has studied art since age 6 at the Palace of Children in Baku, Azerbaijan. This solo showing is Shpanin's premiere exhibit in America. He will display oils, acrylics, watercolors and works created with oil sticks.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic | July 29, 2001
Every once in a while, a restaurant comes along that's so quirky it's hard to make critical judgments about it. Either you like it and accept it for what it is, or you don't. Either you love the unusual combinations and exotic ingredients or you hate them. Either the cutting-edge design turns you on or it leaves you cold. When it first opened, the Joy America Cafe in the American Visionary Art Museum was one of those restaurants. Ixia is another. It's the new restaurant in the spot where Louie's the Bookstore Cafe -- and then for a short time Scotto's -- used to be. The transformation of the space is startling, given that it's mostly cosmetic.
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By Elizabeth Large and By Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | January 6, 2000
A new team Some readers never noticed that until recently The Sun had two restaurant critics. I would write the reviews that appear in the Sunday Home & Family section, but not the write-ups of the more casual places in this section. (See opposite page.) Now, however, The Sun has three restaurant critics. Husband and wife David Richardson and Cameron Barry have just taken over the Live reviews. The two are serious eaters who know the Baltimore area well. They've written about casual restaurants for Baltimore magazine in the past, so they are experienced cheap-eats critics.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2000
For one month, Justin Tsucalas' worlds will collide. The 17-year-old senior at St. Paul's School in Baltimore County is the featured artist this month at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Ellicott City. Tsucalas, a photographer who lives in Ellicott City, also works at the bookstore's cafe not far from where 25 of his photos are being displayed. It was artist initiative that got Tsucalas his first public show. "I saw that they had artwork every month, mostly paintings and things," Tsucalas said.
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By Elizabeth Large and By Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | January 6, 2000
A new team Some readers never noticed that until recently The Sun had two restaurant critics. I would write the reviews that appear in the Sunday Home & Family section, but not the write-ups of the more casual places in this section. (See opposite page.) Now, however, The Sun has three restaurant critics. Husband and wife David Richardson and Cameron Barry have just taken over the Live reviews. The two are serious eaters who know the Baltimore area well. They've written about casual restaurants for Baltimore magazine in the past, so they are experienced cheap-eats critics.
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