Local Picks

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So we got some snow last night and a lot of people are stuck in their neighborhoods...which isn't so bad, is it? If you have a cool neighborhood with businesses that owners can walk to, everything is still open and right there.

Let's check out some new books highlighting local flavor:

Graphic USA is an interesting concept for a travel guide. They asked graphic designers to illustrate their hometowns and pick their favorite local haunts and must-sees.

The Girl in the Green Raincoat is a collection of stories first serialized in the NYTimes, by local mystery writer, Laura Lippman (one of Rachel's faves). Reading any of the Tess Monaghan stories is like walking around Baltimore.

And a new cool children's board book, 123 Baltimore, highlights iconic city symbols that help you count. Can you count all the Painted Ladies of Charles Village? I'm sure you can.


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