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Washington and Baltimore jockey for book lovers on the same weekend
Washington and Baltimore jockey for book lovers on the same weekend

Baltimore's book festival got here first. Organizers of the 16th annual Baltimore Book Festival, which opens Friday, say they aren't fazed that a larger, glitzier, more star-studded event is being held on the exact same weekend just 40 miles to the south. They aren't concerned that the upstart National Book Festival will feature celebrity authors the likes of actress Julianne Moore, or that the Washington extravaganza is expanding this year from one day to two. But not everyone is as gracious. "They copped our weekend," said Judy Cooper, an avid reader who also works as the coordinator of public programs for the Enoch Pratt Free Library. "We started it....

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