Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update with Melissa Eisenmeier, owner of Carpe Librum Bookstore & Art Gallery, 7221 Harford Road, Baltimore, 21234.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
We’ve altered our business by selling online.

Are you doing something for the community or your employees that you want to share with our readers?
We’re offering free same day or next day delivery on our website and can also mail packages.

Stan Lee

What about your employees? How are they doing?
It’s just me and Stan Lee, the furry co-owner, as far as employees go. I’m still going in to check on the bookstore. Stan Lee is currently living at my house and unhappy with getting less attention from me and customers.

How can readers help you get through the crisis?
The best way to help at this point is to order books on our website and choose same day/next day delivery or shipping.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
As far as messages go, we’re planning to reopen the bookstore after the pandemic is over.

To learn more about Carpe Librum, visit the website or read more about the bookstore, here.

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