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Big Books Issue


Frank Klein

Open Books

Eight bookish Baltimoreans talk about what they read

We asked several local book-lovers to talk to us about their reading habits and their personal relationships with particular books. These were among the most enjoyable interviews we’ve conducted. Talk to people about books, it turns out, and stories naturally emerge.


Freeman Hrabowski III

President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Justin Sirois

Writer, Narrow House Press founder and editor

Diane Scharper

Towson University literature professor, book critic

Michelle Antoinette Nelson aka LOVE the Poet

Poet, spoken-word artist

Rafael Alvarez


W. Paul Coates

Black Classic Press

Megan Hamilton

Program director, Creative Alliance at the Patterson

Carla Hayden

Executive director, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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