Virtual Book Fair 2020
"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road.
They are the destination, and the journey. They are home."

Anna Quindlen

Find Your Books

The Ivy Bookshop and Gilman School have you covered for summer reading. Choose a category below to find your child’s grade-specific reading list — required, teacher-sponsored and recommended.

You will also find MadLibs, and puzzle and activity books for your Lower and Middle Schoolers, and YA Titles for your Upper Schoolers. Or pick something out for yourself from the Beach Read and Graduation Gift options!

The Ivy Bookshop

The Ivy is Baltimore’s largest independent bookstore. We specialize in fiction, history, poetry, current affairs, art, cooking and children’s books, among others (our Literary Criticism section, is, for instance, a delight to browse). Our staff makes great recommendations, and we’re always pleased to help guide gift-giving. During the Covid-19 crisis, you can reach us at 410-377-2966 or Or visit You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or  sign up for our weekly newsletter to learn about upcoming (virtual) events and all sorts of bookish things.


The Ivy is currently closed for browsing and has ceased curbside pick-up, door-to-door deliveries, and appointments. However—and here’s the good news—we’re shipping books right to your doorstep!

Ivy Bookshop
5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209

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