Here’s what to know when planning a visit to Baltimore’s free-to-all bookshop.
By Kaitlyn Pacheco
After 20 years of providing free-to-all books to the bibliophiles of Baltimore, The Book Thing has started a new chapter in its own story. In July, the nonprofit announced that its founder, Russell Wattenberg, who started the free book project that now occupies a Vineyard Lane warehouse in Abell, would step down from the organization due to medical issues.
Since then, longtime volunteer Bonnie Hoppa has taken over as The Book Thing’s executive director and has begun instituting a few changes to help usher the beloved community space into its second decade. We caught up with Hoppa to find out what she’s been up to during the first few months in her new role, as well as what volunteers and browsers alike can expect to experience during an upcoming visit.