by Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 November 2009

Every weekend, the Book Thing opens its doors and people from all over Baltimore flood in to rummage through its vast and perpetually replenished selection of free books. The non-profit establishment accepts donations of unwanted books from the community and redistributes them to those that want them. Surprisingly, there is never a shortage of good stuff. I’ve found amazing children’s books, a good cross-section of classic literature, science fiction, contemporary novels, photography books, science books, and even a book on making wine at home. It’s a great public resource, especially during these tough times when many people don’t have extra cash to spend on things to read.