We Have Turned 24!
Open 11 - 6 Sunday Through Friday
10 to 6 on Saturday
Tuesdays Are Vinyl Delirium Days
20% Off All Used Records
Fridays Are Kindles Are For Chuckleheads Day
20% Off All Books!!!
Buying Hours Are Tuesday Through Saturday 12-5, but please call on the day you plan to come in to make sure we're buying that day. (In these internet days sellers are still at pre-Amazon levels, but buyers not quite.)
Upcoming in store shows!
Sunday, October 19th - Arty Hill (solo gospel country), Jonathan Stone (sublime samba) & Geff Stuibhart (chasing the phantoms of Fahey & Basho). 5pm. $6 suggested donation.
November 2nd, 8PM - A Night of Poetry with Nathan Leslie & CL Bledsoe. Nathan Leslie’s seven books of short fiction include Sibs, Madre, Believers and Drivers. L Bledsoe has published four poetry collections, one short story collection, and six novels, most recently Man of Clay, forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press, and the Necro-Files books.
Sunday, November 9, 8PM - Cigarbox Planetarium (post space-age prog surf!), pulsewidthmod (1 human electro industrial chewy nougat) & Infinity Knives (electronics with stand-up bass & drums).
Sunday, November 16th, 8PM - Haint Blue & Friends
"Google 'Baltimore used bookstore' and click 'I'm feeling lucky'. You will be. The first hit is Normal's Books & Records, one of the best used shops I've ever been to." - HTML Giant
Check out our exciting maiden voyage into the over-trafficked world of the Blogosphere:
Although we've reached the ripe age of 24, which in bookstore years is 70, we still maintain our shark-like edge, as evidenced by the following accolades:
"Best Used Bookstore...a cultural institution"
"Best Used Bookstore" -
"Best One Stop Culture Hub" -
Rolling Stone Magazine 2008
"Normal's is my favorite used book shop in town."
Best Used Bookstore
Best Used Bookstore
"Best Used Bookstore"
"Best Hidden Treasure"
"The gold standard"
CITY PAPER GIVES "BEST VINYL STORE 2005" and "PEOPLES POLL - BEST USED BOOK STORE"
Our buying hours if you have treasures to sell are: Monday through Saturday, 12 to 5. We're always looking for Eastern and Western Philosophy, Artist's Monographs, Greek & Roman Classics, Hardboiled Fiction, Metaphysics and interesting and/or contemporary fiction by Robert Aickman, Paul and Jane Bowles, Bukowski, Beckett, Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Portis, Anna Kavan, Jonathan Lethem, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Kurt Vonnegut, Roberto Bolanos, Zora Neale Hurston, Jose Saramago etc.
We're also always looking for sweet sweet vinyl. Especially punk, soul, electronic, psych, latin, african, contemporary and free jazz, experimental and Mrs. Miller.
We "garner & vend"
used & remaindered books, CDs,
LPs, 45s, new magazines, & small press, as well as hosting performances at the Red Room.
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Presence In Waverly"
We aren't your usual anything, figuratively speaking. Probably the best way to experience us is to spend two or three days lurking in our store, dressed as a turk. An easier way is to read this.
Performance, publications, and Web linkery - it all starts here. Check out our Red Room performance space! Heaps of Normal's-related projects & publishing ("the Shattered Wig"), and links to the outside world that we want to plug...plus featured small press & unusual music.
...a taste of Normals
|Illustrations throughout are mainly by Dr. Al Ackerman, CASFC.|