A year and a half after opening in Fells Point, indie bookstore Greedy Reads is opening a new location in Remington, owner Julia Fleischaker announced on Friday.
The store, in the former home of Twenty 20 Cycling on W. 29th Street, is scheduled to open in time for holiday shopping. The building is also home to Clipper City Crossfit and the Johns Hopkins Fast Forward student incubator space.
Reached by email, Fleischaker, who previously worked in the publishing industry as a publicist and marketer, said the new location will allow her to do more than reach a new part of the city.
“Opening in the larger space will allow me to host more events, both book related and not,” she wrote. “I’d love to have live music on the stage, for example, or literary trivia nights. The opportunities expand along with the square footage.”
The space is 1,300 square feet and will have a stage, per a release. Book club meetings will continue at the Fells Point location, with all new programming being scheduled for the store in Remington.
Fleischaker now has to go about the work of painting the room and filling the new store with shelving and, of course, books–a selection that will include new releases in fiction and non-fiction, young adult and children’s books, along with curated classic titles.
“Most important is the inventory, though, and I’m excited to put together what I hope will be considered another thoughtful collection of books and merchandise,” she wrote.
In its brief existence, Greedy Reads–so named because the selection should inspire shoppers to scoop up as many titles as possible–has quickly become a favorite for Baltimoreans. Baltimore magazine awarded it Best New Bookstore last year.