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Charm City Books is proud to host a large variety of no-cost events for the public. These events include author engagements, community forums, open mics, acoustic jam sessions, poetry read alouds, and game and trivia nights. Please see our event calendar below for specific times/dates.



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Our featured artist for the month of October is incredible illustrator Mai Ly Degnan! Support our city's local artists and pick up Mai Ly's beautiful greeting cards and prints in our shop!

Mai Ly Degnan is an award winning illustrator and educator, currently based in Baltimore, Maryland. She studied Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and completed her MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Mai Ly has a passion for visual storytelling and enjoys creating humorous illustrations with stylized characters and bright colors. Along with commercial illustration, she also creates and designs greeting cards. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles, American Illustration, and 3x3 Magazine. Along with designing, Mai Ly also loves teaching. She’s worked in the  Precollege Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is also an illustration professor at Towson University.  

Website: · Instagram: @mailydegnan
Represented by the Anna Goodson Illustration Agency