Another place, another time... in an age of wander

  • Senior librarians are also taught how to deal with the dangers of navigating L-space, such as the "harmless kickstool crabs, large and heavy wandering thesauri, the .303 bookworm and the dreaded clichés, which must be avoided at all costs."
  • The name L-space is based on use of E-space (Exo-space) and N-space
    (Normal space) used by Doctor Who.
  • L-space, short for library-space, is the ultimate portrayal of Pratchett's concept that the written word has powerful magical properties on the Discworld, and that in large quantities all books warp space and time around them. The principle of L-space revolves around a seemingly logical equation; it is an extension of the aphorism 'Knowledge is Power'
  • {Books} = {Knowledge} = {Power} = {{Mass} x {Distance}2} x {{Time}3}.
  • Large quantities of magical and mundane books create portals into L-space that can be accessed using innate powers of librarianship that are taught by the Librarians of Time and Space to those deemed worthy across the multiverse.
  • Libraries with enough books to open a portal are often large and sprawling; those venturing into L-space may not necessarily know that they have arrived.
  • The floor and ceiling of L-space follow the floor and ceiling of the library used to access it; the best example of this is that the central dome of Unseen University's library is "always overhead".
  • In every direction and as far as the eye can see bookshelves stretch off, meaning the nature of any walls are unknown.
  • Essentially, all bookstores are potentially infinite in extent; gateways into literary hyperspace: "a good bookshop is just a genteel blackhole that knows how to read."
  • Because L-space links every library, (and also possibly Death's Autobiography Library), it is possible to reach any one of these throughout space, time and the multiverse. This means that there are potentially other forms of data storage other than books as it represents every library anywhere.
  • One can read any book ever written, any book that will be written at some point and books that were planned for writing that were not, as well as any book that could possibly be written.
  • Adventurers may find markings and scribbled notes on the shelves to help them navigate.
  • Opening Ceremony: 7pm Friday July 5

  • Closing Ceremony: 3pm Monday July 8

Dining Out

The location of the hotel provides excellent access to a number of restaurants in downtown Baltimore. July is also the middle of crab season in Baltimore and the famed Chesapeake blue crab is available in abundance. The experience of eating crab should not be missed! Within a few blocks of the hotel, guests can enjoy some of Baltimore's best restaurants, for every taste and budget.

Key to average entree prices:
 $  = up to $15,
 $$  = up to $30,
 $$$  = up to $50,
 $$$$  = $50 and up!

Grille 700 - $$$

The hotel restaurant
American, Seafood

James Joyce Irish Pub - $$


Roy’s Baltimore - $$$

Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American

Talara - $$

Latin American, Tapas;

The Oceanaire Seafood Room - $$$

Seafood, Steak

Lebanese Taverna - $$

Middle Eastern, Vegetarian/Vegan,

Cinghaile - $$$

Northern Italian

Charleston - $$$$

American, French, Low Country

Chiu’s Sushi - $$


Bagby Pizza Company - $$


Mo’s Crab and Pasta Factory - $$

Seafood, Italian

Della Notte Ristorante - $$$


La Scala - $$$


Vino Rosino Wine Bar - $$

American, Tapas/Small plates

India Rasoi Restaurant - $$

Indian, Vegetarian

Dalesio's Restaurant of Little Italy - $$$


Ruth Chris’s Steak House - $$$

Steak, Seafood, American

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood - $$

Seafood, Steak, American

Miss Shirley’s - $$

Southern/Soul, Breakfast/Brunch

Hard Rock Café - $$$

Burgers, American

Potbelly Sandwich Works - $


Chipotle Mexican Grille - $


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