We have a large selection of new and used books. We have over 40,000 books in storage in addition to everything that is on our shelves. All books in storage are searchable through our website here. We also have computers at both stores to search this same inventory. The books that are on our shelves are NOT inventoried, so they are NOT searchable through this website. Some books that are online are also in the store, but many of them are not, so if you are looking for something in particular, c'mon in and we'll help you find it!
We Buy Books!
Our diverse inventory is largely thanks to individuals like you. We buy clean used books in good condition for store credit or cash. Click Here for Details. We are also happy to take donations.
Sales and Specials
With used books arriving every day, we are continually adding to our shelves and must therefore constantly make space on our shelves as well. To this end, we offer some fun special deals, such as the Grab Bags available exclusively through our website and the great discounts and perks of of a Book Pass membership. We also have occasional sales, which we announce on our Facebook page and through our mailing list. Sales are also posted on our events calendar (see below).
We host local author signings a few times a month, usually on the weekends. We also participate in Federal Hill Main Street's First Thursdays. Check out our calendar of upcoming events for more details.
But Wait, There's More...
If you are someone who hears the phrase "used bookstore" and cringes, we want to change that! Our books are neatly shelved and arranged in a sensible manner. If you can't find something you are looking for, ask any employee and they can point you in the right direction. We also have several step stools for you to reach those top shelves and comfy chairs for your perusing convenience. We love to hear your feedback, too, so don't hesitate to let us know what you like and what you wish was different!
Buying Used is Buying Smart.
Many of our used books are in "as new" condition. Because we deal primarily in used books, we stock a wide variety of titles and topics all at great prices. Most of our customers are amazed by the quality and selection. In addition to popular fiction, classics and recently published books, our inventory includes hard to find and out of print titles, first editions, and even signed books. Plus, Book Pass members receive an additional 20% off of our used books.
We Have New Books, Too!
We also carry brand new bestsellers and various other new titles. We can also special order new books; please stop by or email us if you are interested in special ordering a title. Book Pass members get 30% off in stock New Books, and 20% off New Book Special orders.
Stop by and see for yourself!
(Map and Driving Directions)
We have two locations:
805 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Located in Baltimore's historic Federal Hill. Store hours are 10am to 6pm EST everyday. For more information, call us at (410) 504-1902, or email custservice@TheBookEscape.com.
10 N Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD
Located in Downtown Baltimore. Store hours are 10am to 6pm EST Monday through Friday. For more information, call us at (410) 504-1902, or email custservice@TheBookEscape.com.