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Rare Book Sale to Benefit the Baltimore Architecture Foundation


In an effort to consolidate its collection of books, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation will auction off a selection of rare antique architecture books at Alex Cooper Auctioneers. The BAF’s collection will go under the hammer beginning at approximately 12:30 on Friday, January 27, 2016.

Tonight at The Ivy Bookshop- Steven Galloway: The Confabulist


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Steven Galloway: The Confabulist

Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 7:00pm



The Confabulist weaves the rise and fall of world-famous Harry Houdini with the surprising story of Martin Strauss, an unknown man whose fate seems forever tied to the magician’s in a way that will startle and amaze. It is at once a vivid portrait of an alluring, turn-of-the-century world; a front-row seat to a world-class magic show; and an unexpected love story. In the end, the book is a kind of magic trick in itself: there is much more to Martin than meets the eye.

Steven Galloway lives in British Columbia and teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia. He is the author ofThe Cellist of Sarajevo, which was an IndieBound and a Barnes and Noble Discover selection, and has been chosen for community reads across the country.


The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209



A Book Lover’s Guide to Baltimore


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You know how many New Yorkers have never visited the Statue of Liberty? I’m the same way about some of Baltimore’s most famous literary landmarks. I know they’re here, I’d love to pay a visit, but I somehow keep putting it off. That’s why I’m grateful for this thorough and useful “literary guide to Baltimore” by Book Riot. Sure, it features the usual suspects (the Poe gravestone; the H.L. Mencken house), but there are also a few hidden gems (the Dorothy Parker Memorial Garden at NAACP headquarters — who knew!?).

Give the Gift of Books with The Help of the Pros at The Ivy, Nov. 26



Do not  miss next Tuesday, November 26, from 9 a.m until 12 p.m. (a daytime event! Shop while the kids are in school) when the staff at the Ivy Bookshop gives you its recommendations for what to buy this year for the book lovers on your list. The Ivy’s own Shirley Fergenson, Rona London and Jessica Baldwin will give you a guided tour as they present their favorite holiday gift suggestions in fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. Cider and doughnuts will be provided, so bring your list!


Event of the Day: “Call Me Zelda” Author at The Ivy Bookshop



From the Baltimore Fishbowl events page…

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

7:00pm – 8:30pm | FREE!
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Stevenson University graduate Erika Robuck discusses and signs Call Me Zelda, a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald’s struggles to differentiate herself from her famous husband, and Anna Howard, a nurse who grows entangled in the couple’s tumultuous relationship.About the Author

From New York to Paris, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald reigned as king and queen of the Jazz Age, seeming to float on champagne bubbles above the mundane cares of the world. But to those who truly knew them, the endless parties were only a distraction from their inner turmoil, and from a love that united them with a scorching intensity. When Zelda is committed to a Baltimore psychiatric clinic in 1932, vacillating between lucidity and madness in her struggle to forge an identity separate from her husband, she finds a sympathetic friend in her nurse, Anna Howard. Held captive by her own tragic past, Anna is increasingly drawn into the Fitzgeralds’ tumultuous relationship. As she becomes privy to Zelda’s most intimate confessions, written in a secret memoir meant only for her, Anna begins to wonder which Fitzgerald is the true genius. but in taking ever greater emotional risks to save Zelda, Anna may end up paying a far higher price than she intended.

“The Front Table” Series at The Ivy Bookshop – Next Event May 29


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When readers enter the Ivy Bookshop they are greeted by a front table loaded with literary treats waiting to be picked up and perused. Now meet the authors of these great books, too. Join The Ivy Bookshop and Baltimore Fishbowl as we join together to bring you  the “Front Table” at The Ivy, a series of events in May and June featuring outstanding authors of memoir and literary fiction.

images May 21, Stevenson University graduate Erika Robuck discusses and signs Call Me Zelda, a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald’s struggles to differentiate herself from her famous husband, and Anna Howard, a nurse who grows entangled in the couple’s tumultuous relationship.







images-1On May 29, David R. Gillham discusses and signs City of Women, the story of Sigrid Schroder, a German soldier’s wife tormented by a lost, forbidden love and the grave moral choices she must make in the chaos of 1943 Berlin.









The-Chaperone-by-Louise-MoriarityOn June 21, Laura Moriarty discusses and signs The Chaperone, a novel about 15-year-old Louise Brooks (before her movie idol days) and the emotional liberation of the 36-year-old chaperone who accompanies her on a trip to New York City.









13429680On June 29, Carlene Bauer discusses and signs Frances and Bernard, an epistolary novel of the intense, bittersweet relationship between two writers, loosely based on Flannery O’Connor and Robert Lowell.

All the events begin at 7:00. To RSVP for any or all of them, call 410-377-2966 or e-mail [email protected].

Michael Stanley in Conversation with Sujata Massey at the Ivy Bookshop, May 1


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Join Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip (who write together as “Michael Stanley”) on Wednesday, May 1 when they come to The Ivy to read from and sign their most recent Detective Kubu mystery, Deadly Harvest.

Set in Botswana, Deadly Harvest tracks a series of murders and a mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons.

When young girls start to go missing, Samantha, a new detective on the Botswana police force, suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, is the reason. She and Detective David “Kubu” Bengu race to stop a serial killer, as the father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands.

Weaving a thrilling mystery with a fascinating look at modern-day Africa, Deadly Harvest is filled with plot twists that will keep you captivated until the very end.