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Ellicott City's new GreenRow Books builds community through book clubs
Ellicott City's new GreenRow Books builds community through book clubs

On an uncharacteristically warm November day, Main Street in Historic Ellicott City is bustling as neighbors chat in front of old brick and weatherworn paneled buildings. Inside GreenRow Books, which opened Oct. 1, candles and coffee mugs adorn shelves filled with tomes. A pair of vintage green oars hangs above the cash register.  Owner Beth Panageotou, 39, made comfort a priority by using rustic, farmhouse-style decor in her store, but what makes GreenRow Books different from other bookstores is its ability to connect with its readers through a community of book clubs. The Brown Bag Book Club, for instance, provides an element of excitement and mystery for readers. Members...

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