I learned about The Ivy several years ago when a friend gifted me a book from their shelves. Since then, I have enjoyed many visits, and have respect and gratitude for a bookstore who has been willing to carry novels from my self-publishing days to now.
F. Scott Fitzgerald would have loved to visit this cozy shop while he lived in Baltimore, and I recommend it to all of you.
Title: The Ivy Bookshop
Setting: 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
Characters: Twitter- @theivybookshop
Backstory: The Ivy Bookshop was founded in November 2001 as an alternative to the big chain book stores. In January 2012, Ann and Ed Berlin purchased the store and began connecting with previously untapped sectors of Baltimore’s literary community through the development of an effective web presence and through a wide range of in-store events. It has become Baltimore’s premier bookseller, winning multiple “best of” awards including 2012 and 2013 Best Bookstore award from both Baltimore City Paper and Baltimore Magazine.
Hook: The Ivy Bookshop is an independent literary bookstore, carrying a broad range of titles with an emphasis on new fiction, non-fiction, biography, art, interior design, cooking, and children’s books. Our booksellers are knowledgeable and friendly, ready to recommend based on your personal preferences. We are locally owned and have a deep interest in promoting the community and its organizations. We hold weekly in-store events, host books clubs, and provide book sales for offsite author readings.