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Founded in the 1780s before Baltimore was even chartered as a city, this market continues to thrive as one of the city's more accessible markets. Visitors will find a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats, seafood, as well as prepared foods and drinks. Over the years, the vendors' sheds have been reconstructed. At one time, they extended all the way to the waterfront. Not anymore. Today, the market is self-contained.
This eclectic music shop in the heart of Baltimore's historic Fells Point neighborhood, offers a great selection of new and used compact discs. You might not always find what you're looking for, but it's a good bet you'll leave with something. Sound Garden also scores points for its well-organized selection. You'll probably never have to ask for help in your search for a particular genre, but if questions do arise, the friendly sales staff is more than happy to assist.
Hey all you surfers, head to this happening spot for all your sport needs! Fells Point Surf Company is 'the' place to be in when it comes to shopping for the latest sport accessories and clothing. And surfing is not the only sport it caters to—skiing and skating gear is also available. Come loaded with cash, as you might not be able to resist buying some of the stuff. So next time, along with your moves, go ahead and flaunt some of the latest in sports gear.
Although you'll find everything from cookbooks to travel guides here, this store specializes in old, rare and used books by well-known authors. If you're looking for a first edition or collectible book, this is the place to come. This four-story shop boasts some 85,000 titles, including a first edition of Moby Dick and relics from as far back as the 15th Century. The shop encourages browsing and offers something for every budget, from half-price paperbacks to rare and costly books.
Before all the mini-libraries popped up in neighborhoods all across the United States, the Book Thing of Baltimore had taken this idea to a whole new level with its store stacked floor-to-ceiling in books. The concept has always been simple, leave a book, take a book, and never, ever pay for one. Even if you try to pay for one, the volunteer workers will not accept your donation. It opened in 1999 and since then it has amassed a massive library of more than 150,000 books. It's located near the campus of Johns Hopkins University and it's definitely an impressively altruistic place to visit.