September 23rd, 2010
Barnes & Noble at the University of Baltimore has been open for the majority of the summer, but next week, Baltimore’s best bookstore is kicking off the fall with a huge celebration. In addition to the official grand opening, B&N and UB are hosting a week of fantastic events within The Fitzgerald apartments.
Bookstore Grand Opening Celebration Week lasts for six days, with several events scheduled each day at the Barnes & Noble University of Baltimore store. The ribbon cutting ceremony kicks off the festivities on Monday the 27th at 4:30pm, followed by a reception and readings of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works until 7:30pm.
The event also coincides with National Banned Book Week, which address the issue of free and open access to information, censorship and the importance of the First Amendment. If controversial literature sparks your interest, stop by the banned book excerpt reading to hear snippets from classics like 1984, To Kill A Mockingbird, Brave New World, The Catcher in the Rye, Cat’s Cradle, and many more on Wednesday from 11am-2pm.
Need more reasons to get lost in leaves? You can also catch readings of local Baltimore authors and literary legends, and if you have wee ones, check out story time for children on Saturday with a special appearance from a Big Red Dog (yeah, you know which one!). The week is overflowing with events for all types of bibliophiles, and with a variety of time slots, participating throughout the week should be convenient.
Fitz Tip: Be sure to stop by Friday night at 7pm for a performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s Black Cat by locally renowned actor, Tony Tsendeas.