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Burke’s Books

After checking into our AirBnB, we wandered around Coopers-Young, which is the neighborhood in which we stayed. We discovered the most charming bookstore – Burke’s Books.

They photograph all the dogs that visit!

I found some treasures here, too. I came home with 4 Edward Gorey titles, several novels from Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series, and a particular triumph – a used copy The Secret of Ventriloquism by Jon Padgett. There is something magical about traveling and discovering a writer who speaks to oneself.

I Love Love Love this bookstore. We bought a very sturdy bag to haul our books back to Baltimore – here’s the quote on the reverse side:

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx