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The coolest Barnes and Noble, just a fun place to experience.

In the inner harbor in Baltimore, Maryland there is a large historic building called the power... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
thebestlifenow
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Flower Mound, Texas
Booktastic!!!!

Oh. My. Goodness!!! This is one of the best bookshops I've visited for aaaages!! As a self... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
verydarklilac
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Surrey, UK
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In the inner harbor in Baltimore, Maryland there is a large historic building called the power plant. If there was anything other than fan restaurants like Hard Rock, commercial no local places but I expect the rent is super high. The building was very cool...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thebestlifenow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh. My. Goodness!!! This is one of the best bookshops I've visited for aaaages!! As a self confessed bibliophile, I was always going to like it, but was blown away by the architecture, sheer range and quality of books, gifts, cards, games and books!! A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Power Plant in Baltimore is not only a character feature of the city in its own right, but the location of the Barnes and Nobles inside it is just so cool. It is a really quirky bookstore, the workings of the escalators are exposed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Wow such a beautiful book store with so much to see and do. If you need an escape from the hustle and bustle and you've just about done with people, treat yourself to silent friends in this historic building. An escape from the squalor that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I stopped in Baltimore on a recent road trip and visited the Inner Harbour. Just beyond the Harbour is the Power Plant. There is a huge branch of Barnes & Noble (bookstore) and that building is topped by a large guitar branded with Hard Rock...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Really keeps you entertained from the live music to the machanical bull at pbr. The atmosphere is great and the different settings makes it never a dull moment. Kinda​ hot and stuffy at one of the outside sitting areas but other than that great

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is our second trip to the inner harbor , it's usually a cool hang out spot with a couple of nice bars and a club or two. However this particular weekend was like some death metal convention so it was completely taken over by...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank princesskittkat1215
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Power plant is right on the Inner Harbor. There is plenty to do and see. It's almost entirely a pedestrian area, so there is no need to worry about crossing streets and dealing with car traffic. There are many nice shops and cafes and restaurants...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank kaitlina714
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Baltimore is a fun town to visit. Take a water taxi around the harbor. Many fine attractions historical and nautical.We visited the Aquarium, Ft. McHenry, Fells Point, East Harbor. On previous visits we went to Camden Yards to see a ball game I liked the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kenneth Z
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I enjoy visiting this venue. The restaurants and shops have been converted to useful and attractive places. I was especially moved by the artifact from the New York Twin Towers. The 911 Memorial is sharing pieces of the towers with the country. Baltimore has a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Honestly, it's not suitable for your 15-19 age group. It's predominantly bars with the added attraction of live or recorded music and a little food.
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