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High, Cross and Cannon streets are lined with shops. Most stores are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 or 10am to 5pm. Many have Sunday afternoon hours, too.

Village House, 103 S. Cross St. (tel. 410/788-5766), stocks eye-catching wares for the home, including lamps, pillows, and knickknacks.

Twigs and Teacups, 111 S. Cross St. (tel. 410/778-1708), carries a huge assortment of gifts, including stationery, soaps, toys, joke items, and teacups. Have a cup of tea and a bite to eat across the street at Play It Again Sam, 108 S. Cross St. (tel. 410/778-2688).

Robert Ortiz Studio, 207 S. Cross St. (tel. 410/810-1400; www.ortizstudios.com), sells the craftsman's high-end Shaker and Japanese-inspired furniture in a little showroom by the workshop.

The Compleat Bookseller, 301 High St. (tel. 410/778-1480), stocks everything from classics to bestsellers, plus Chesapeake and other Eastern Shore favorites.

The Artists Gallery, 239 High St. (tel. 410/778-2425), displays contemporary prints, clocks, lamps, jewelry, and accessories.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.