There was a fire at The Book Thing last yesterday! Baltimore–and the world–is a hell of a lot less awesome now.
Canelli knows about The Book Thing. During one of his visits (how many have there been? has it just been one?), I took him to The Book Thing. I think he was impressed, and I do remember trying to push him to take more books.
Anyway, I hope they get back up and running soon. The Book Thing is too awesome to not be open.