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“Can't wait to return!”

The Book Thing of Baltimore
Ranked #13 of 66 Shopping in Baltimore
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“Can't wait to return!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

I had heard about this place through a friend and at first I was a little hesitant to go. But it really is a unique sight to see. The books really are free!

There are about four rooms filled with books of all kinds of genre and it makes the hunt for the 'perfect' one even more exciting. My friend and I were there for about 2 hours and we are planning a return visit.

Donations of books are excepted but not a must in order to participate. There is not any a/c and there are no windows to offer fresh air to come through. It made it slightly difficult to stay longer, as well as there not being a public restroom available. Overall we did enjoy our visit!

Visited June 2013
Thank Globo12
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Free Books, What's not to Like”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

What is not to like about The Book Thing. I mean FREE BOOKS, you can't beat a deal like that. Granted if you are going there to look for a specific title, well you're gonna be disappointed. But for the breadth of subjects, your sure to find something that perks your fancy and perhaps find a diamond in the rough. On top of it they accept books as donations. So you're giving a chance to recycle your books to someone else. They also welcome volunteers, which i have done several times on Wednesday (a day in which they are not open), which allows you the chance to get the first crack at the books for donating an hour or two your time to shelving and sorting the book.

It's a great service to the community, to Baltimore, to book lovers, and to literacy.

Visited May 2013
Thank boothy443
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