If you’ve been reading Pigtown*Design for any length of time, you know of my love for Baltimore treasure, The Book Thing. Early this morning, I got the devistating news that they’d been hit by an overnight fire. As you might imagine, that’s about the worst thing that could happen to a book store. If the books didn’t burn, they would be ruined by smoke and water.
The fire might have started in the roof, which had been recently repaired, and the building, the mortgage of which was paid off last year, has been badly damaged.
If you’d like to make a contribution to help bring The Book Thing back, please click here and go to the Donate button. They have not updated their website to reflect the fire, but they are updating their Facebook page.
Photos from various sources, including the Baltimore City Paper and Imagur.