Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Annapolis Bookstore

Title: Annapolis Bookstore

Setting: 35 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

Characters (on Twitter): @BookstoreMadams

Backstory: Once upon a time, eight years and three locations ago, a fifteen year old told her mother that she couldn’t bring home another book unless she got rid of some. The next day, the mother saw a single room for rent and started a used bookstore. After a couple of years, they outgrew their space and had to move. Several years after that, they grew and moved again to their current location on Maryland Avenue, and now sell used and rare books, new adult titles, oodles of children’s books, and specialize in maritime and philosophy for the convenience of the nearby students at the Naval Academy and St. John’s College.

Hook: Events of music, poetry, readings, game nights, and tag team theater make the Annapolis Bookstore a small community center. There is also a café with tasty sandwiches and coffee, a secret garden with a playhouse, and a rumored ghost in the basement.



5 thoughts on “Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Annapolis Bookstore

  1. Diane Turner says:

    Small, homespun bookstores, complete with nooks and niches, are fighting for their very existence. Thanks for shining a light on one very special sounding little corner of Maryland.

  2. Erika Robuck says:

    I love small, homespun bookstores, too. The charm and atmosphere of these places can’t be matched.

  3. lomaurice says:

    What a great place. And such a wonderful story.

  4. Hallie Sawyer says:

    Love the ghost in the basement and the playhouse! When I come visit someday, we must got there together. 🙂

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