Find Your Next Great Read at a Hanover Bookstore

in a bookstore looking out the window

Did you know that reading can enhance your imagination?

If you would like to find a fun read, visit one of these bookstores near our apartments in Anne Arundel County that offer everything from the latest bestsellers to hard-to-find titles:


What began in 1917 as a corner newsstand is now the premier bookseller in the southeastern United States. Books-a-Million, located an eight-minute drive away, spans about 20,000 square feet, and its extensive selection also features dozens of games and CDs. The friendly staff makes suggestions and enjoys helping readers discover new authors. Shoppers find all genres, and the bargain book section is not to be missed.

Curmudgeon Books

Curmudgeon is a family-owned bookstore that has grown to include audiobooks and board games. The staff treats everyone like family, and their mission is to help shoppers find a book worth reading. The selection covers a wide array of topics and features an antiquarian book section featuring Easton Press and Franklin Books. Curmudgeon also includes works by local writers, and at times, it welcomes the authors for signings. Curmudgeon Books is a 15-minute drive away.

Second Edition Books

Run by the husband and wife team of John and Kathy Byer, Second Edition offers thousands of time-honored classics and newer releases. The selection includes approximately 20,000 books, and visitors claim that they get lost in the massive stacks. Second Edition is one of the only used bookstores in the region, and there’s always something new to discover. The books are sold at everyday prices of up to eighty percent off. Genres include romance, mystery, science fiction, and much more. Second Edition Books is a 17-minute drive away.

Along with these bookstores, our apartments near Fort Meade also offer proximity to premier dining destinations and renowned cultural attractions. To call our vibrant community home, please contact us. We will schedule a tour where you can see everything we have to offer. 

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