Baltimore store closing; Oxford store to remain open

  • Posted on: 2 November 2008
  • By: mysterylovescompany

Dear ones,
PS: don't miss the 25% off sale Baltimore store only.
(A special note from Kathy Harig, owner of Mystery Loves Company bookstores).

On December 31, 2008 after much deliberation, Mystery Loves Company will consolidate its business and close its store in Baltimore at 1730 Fleet Street which we opened in 1991.
The Oxford store which has been extremely successful will continue to be open year round at 202 S.Morris Street in Oxford (410-226-0010) featuring mysteries, Chesapeake books and local authors.
Personal Customer Service - We will continue to accept special orders, answer mysterious questions, give book advice and give personal service to our loyal customers around the country via phone, fax, and email or through our secure, full service web site
Monthly Newsletter - We will continue to send out our monthly six page catalog/newsletter via email or snail mail as well as frequent updates on our blog
Radio Broadcasts - We will continue our weekly broadcast at WCEI radio Fridays at 96.7fm.
Author events - We will continue to take a major role in serving the Baltimore Washington and Eastern Shore area with mystery author events and special projects, as well as appearances at malice domestic in may and the Baltimore Book Festival in September. We will continue to feature and showcase our talented local authors with signings in the Oxford store and at other venues such as schools, libraries, festivals, community centers and other venues.
Reading Groups - We will continue to support local reading groups with 20% their book purchases.
Relationships with Special Groups - Our special event relationship will continue with the three local Brandeis University library groups, the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and the chesapeake chapter of Sisters in Crime. In February 2009 we will be the dealer for the Bay to Ocean writers conference at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD.
Credit and Gift Certificates - Those who have credit or a gift certificate with us, can either use the credit by December 31, 2008 at the Baltimore store, continue the credit and use it at our Oxford store or at, or receive a check for the full amount.
Baltimore Only Sale - November 1, 2008 we will begin a 25% off sale of our stock in the Baltimore store only. More information about the sale will be available at our blog and on our web site and on the store answering machine. If you have particular books you would like us to search our Baltimore inventory for, call 410-276-6708 during our hours posted on the answering machine or email us at mysterylovescompany (at)
If you haven't experienced the serenity and beauty of our Oxford store, now's the time to visit our beautiful waterfront town which celebrates its 340th anniversary in 2009. We promise you Eastern Shore hospitality and a great little book store.
Finally, we appreciate all of our truly loyal Baltimore authors & customers. We have loved serving you in Fells Point. We hope we can continue to deserve your loyal support. We have experienced many satisfying and unique experiences, and have been proud of our reputation for supporting local mystery authors.
If you have any questions please call 410-226-0010 in Oxford, 410-276-6708 in Baltimore or email us @ mysterylovescompany (at) gmail.Com
Once again, thank you for making Mystery Loves Company in Fells Point such a wonderful experience for these seventeen years.
Hope to see you soon in Oxford.