Angel Mothers

Our website's "Historymakers" category has its second personage now- Abraham Lincoln. With Mother's Day weekend ahead, we'll share a lovely quote from Mr. Lincoln:


"All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."

Around the State in Eighty Books

We are happy to present the latest website section: Maryland History & Pictorials. No surprise that it would be sizable, given the wealth of wonderful Chesapeake-related titles, (not to mention the Charm City tomes), but the final count surpassed even our expectations.

So give it a look-see- you may find something new or an old favorite you somehow missed.

In the Yellow Frame

For well over a century, National Geographic has been synonymous with adventure travel and the maps that got you there and home again. We are pleased to announce we now stock eight of their excellent maps! Starting from our own back yard, they are still an impressive group- a world-renowned hiking trail, an extremely popular National Park, one of the Thirteen Original Colonies, a vacation destination where three states form a peninsula, one of the world's most scenic parkways and...oh yes, the Nation's Capital.

Look for them in their own section and plan your next adventure.

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Touring the Old Line State

The latest section to arrive on the website is "Maryland Guides & Maps." It is indeed a great state to visit, offering history, natural beauty and did we mention world-class crab cakes? Check out the section to plan a memorable Maryland weekend!

No Foolin'

In our neck of the woods, March went out like a soggy lamb and we are happy to have our nifty new April titles all ready for your perusal. They include a revision of a classic astronomy guide written by the man who also gave us Curious George, a handy directory to the new session of Congress and our lawmakers, and some fascinating new history titles. We enter the month that begins the World War I Centenary, marks the loss of Lincoln, sends thousands of people to their local post offices at midnight, and reminds us of rebirth and new life with Easter celebrations.


It should be one for the books.


The latest section to arrive on the new website is Washington D.C. Guides & Maps! It is full of colorful, informative and sometimes appealingly quirky guides to make any visit to the Nation's Capital a memorable one. And even locals can learn about new places they'll want to explore. Phones may be smart these days but so are books and maps.

And they don't need to be recharged.



A Month Until Easter

It's hard to believe, with this in-again out-again East Coast spring with snow weather, but Easter is almost here. We are celebrating a little in advance by adding the Holiday Books section today. That famous Bunny leads the parade!


Marching Forth

Here comes a new month and we are happy to have a dozen fresh titles to share with you in our "New in March 2017" section. When we say "New" sometimes the books are just off the presses, sometimes they are books that have been out a while but are new discoveries for us or customer requests and sometimes we have added a new publisher to our offerings, so we need to get the word out on books that are new to us too!

More sections are coming soon, so stay tuned and thanks for your patience while we build.