The Book Escape Relocating to Charles Street in Federal Hill

| July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today on Facebook, The Book Escape announced it is moving, but only a few blocks away. The bookstore, which has been in Federal Hill for 17 years, is relocating from 805 Light St. to 925 S. Charles St.

The Book Escape posted the following:

Happy Monday! Last week we told you we had some Good News/Bad News, and this is it —

We will be leaving our present location in a couple months (that’s the bad news), but we have found a more than suitable new spot, and here is a photoshopped version of the sign, store and critters. We are really excited about it! No, it does not have a courtyard, but that is about the only thing it lacks.
Here is what we liked about it:

–It is on Charles Street, closer to the center of Federal Hill, near CVS, restaurants, and a yogurt shop.

–We have a nice long lease on it, our commitment to staying in the neighborhood and a vote of confidence that we will all get through this!
–A landlord who understands the current situation that the country is going through.
–A certain charm and coziness to the inside with different rooms, angles, and passageways. Even quirky. How about a narrow L-shaped dead-end hallway that ends with … a shower stall. (Well, we will probably either cover that up… or hang a few pictures on the cloudy glass.)
–And – very important to us – wheelchair and stroller accessibility with no front steps. Just wheel it in!
–Along with this, we plan to have one of the rooms devoted to children’s books, a nice feature for all the new moms and dads!

There is more, but that is a short and sweet version why we are making the move. We will be having a MOVING SALE starting soon for our current store, and it will be your last chance to say goodbye to the old The Book Escape as you know it, our home for the last 17 years. More news on the sale coming in a day or so.

The 1,200 sq. ft. retail space at 925 S. Charles St. was the home of SCRAP B-More before it relocated to Pigtown last summer. Prior to SCRAP, it was the home of Protean Books & Records which relocated to a larger space in Otterbein.

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