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A Book Lover's Guide to Baltimore, MD

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Updated: 30 March 2018
Baltimore may seem an unlikely book lover’s destination. But if you look closer, you’ll find the city has a long literary history that influences its culture to this day. From iconic writers, world-famous writing and English programs, to quirky book shops and festivals, Charm City has something for all types of book lovers.

Literary landmarks

Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum

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You can’t talk about literary Baltimore without mentioning Edgar Allan Poe. The gothic writer and poet spent his early years in Baltimore and later died there under mysterious circumstances. The city continues to honor Poe by preserving the house where he lived from 1833–1835 as a museum, and by maintaining his memorial and original burial place in the Westminister Hall Burial Grounds. Not to mention, their football team is named after his most famous poem, “The Raven.”
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