Aug 05 2008
Today I noticed that Atomic Books had moved from its location on The Avenue in Hampden and merged with it’s sister store, Atomic Pop, at 3620 Falls Road. I stopped in and I have to hand it to them– even though they moved over piecemeal the last week of July, they have the space set up pretty darn well as bookstore. It’s bigger, brighter, and the extra space means it’s a little easier to shop. The clerk told me they were still moving and setting things up, but it all looked good to me.
You may recall that Atomic Books formerly occupied a historic bank building — a really cool architectural anomaly on the Avenue and a great spot for a bookstore. I asked the clerk if he knew what was moving in. It turns out that Squidfire is opening it’s first retail store front! As it happens, when the clerk told me this, I just happened to be wearing my favorite Squidfire shirt.
This appears to be a win for all parties involved– especially us hip t-shirt wearing book-readers. Hampden keeps an awesome Bookstore, and one of Baltimore’s most unique small businesses gets it’s first retail space.
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