Kill Me Now, by local author Timmy Reed, is the journal of a skateboarder named Miles Lover kept over the summer between 8th grade and high school. Miles has divorced parents who live on opposite ends of Roland Park, younger twin sisters, and no friends — though he does see a fair bit of his pot dealer, whom he calls the Beaster Bunny. Midway through the summer, he develops a relationship with an old guy from the neighborhood named Mister Reese, along with his health aide, Diamontay, and their giant boa constrictor, Tickles.
After spending years in the New York publishing world as a publicist and marketer, Julia Fleischaker says it was a dream of hers to open a bookstore.
In a push to keep young minds curious and information unrestricted, Baltimore County schools and libraries have partnered up to give every public school student automatic library card privileges.
In 2011, 25-year-old Washington, DC resident and Baltimore native Evan S. Rice couldn’t shake the feeling of being too comfortable in his decent job, affordable living situation, and the monotonous predictability of his life. Rather than take up a new hobby, as some of us might, he packed his bags and bought a one-way plane ticket to another continent. Rice, a financial consultant with longtime environmental interests, had consulted a calendar and was headed to Kenya to witness the great migration of wildebeests as they passed into the country from Tanzania. When that went well, he decided he might as well keep traveling.
The Baltimore Museum of Art’s spring exhibition seeks to highlight what its curator views as an oftentimes undervalued artistic medium: the artist’s book.
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.
In response to a viral video of a Harlem Park school teacher using the n-word and screaming at students, a California nonprofit has arranged to provide an infusion of racially conscious books for the school’s library.
The Baltimore Ravens unveiled today their first-ever Bookmobile at Abbottston Elementary School in Baltimore City on Monday. The rolling library is fully-funded by the Ravens Foundation, Inc. and will be owned and operated by the Maryland Book Bank, which is a nonprofit organization that distributes free children’s books to students, teachers, schools and organizations throughout Maryland.
Over the past year, you’ve probably heard Johns Hopkins researchers Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson on the radio, or read about their work in the newspaper. Their decades-long research into the life trajectories of several hundred Baltimore children revealed a ton of fascinating–and depressing–information.