Spend some time getting lost in amazing adventures, worlds, and characters by visiting these five Baltimore bookstores!

Reading is the ultimate passport! You can learn about other cultures, experience unique events and voyages, and almost live a different life. And what makes them even better is that you can appreciate it all in the comfort of your home and for a fraction of the cost of an actual trip. Who wouldn't love a chance like that?! So, scroll on and find five Baltimore bookstores that are sure to have something to dazzle you!

The Book Escape

[caption id="attachment_9458" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Courtesy of The Book Escape (Facebook)[/caption] Where: 805 Light Street Contact Information: Head over to their website or call 410-504-1902 In Baltimore's Federal Hill area, there is a treasure by the name of The Book Escape that you won't want to miss! They have a generous selection of used and new books -- and what they have on the website isn't even a fraction of what they have in store! Also, if you have any books that you're done with, you can take them here and earn store credit or money to continue building your own collection!

Charlotte Elliott and The Bookstore Next Door

[caption id="attachment_9459" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Courtesy of Charlotte Elliott and the Bookstore Next Door (Facebook)[/caption] Where: 837 West 36th Street Contact Information: Head over to their website or call 410-243-0990 Slip down the rabbit hole for a day by visiting Charlotte Elliott and The Bookstore Next Door! You can peruse the extensive used book collection -- from fiction to art history, there are books to appeal to any audience. And books aren't the only thing this unique bookstore sells; you can also check out their collections of vintage clothes, furniture, and so much more!

Atomic Books

[caption id="attachment_9460" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Courtesy of Atomic Books (Facebook)[/caption] Where: 3620 Falls Road Contact Information: Head over to their website or call 410-662-4444 Comic book enthusiasts will love Baltimore's remarkable Atomic Books! Their mini comics, single issue comics, and graphic novel-style comics are only a snippet of what this diverse store offers. You can also skim their art prints, posters, art toys, LPs, and cassettes to see what else you'll want to bring home with you!

Red Emma's

[caption id="attachment_9461" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Courtesy of Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse (Facebook)[/caption] Where: 30 West North Avenue Contact Information: Head over to their website or call 443-602-7585 You can easily expand your horizons this summer at Red Emma's! With books focusing on historic Baltimore, pan-Africanism, and more, you'll definitely have the opportunity to learn about something interesting during your visit. You can also enjoy a cup of their delicious coffee and a snack while you're browsing!

The Children's Bookstore in Roland Park

[caption id="attachment_9462" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Courtesy of The Children's Bookstore (Facebook)[/caption] Where: 737 Deepdene Road Contact Information: Head over to their website or call 410-532-2000 The Children's Bookstore in Roland Park is the perfect nook for the miniature (and not so miniature) readers in your life! Board books and pictures to middle grade and YA novels await your next visit. It won't be hard to fill up a cart here! Have you ever checked out any of these Baltimore bookstores? If so, what did you like the most about the one you visited? Which one would you recommend to Baltimore newcomers? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section below!

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