Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon, bills itself as the world's largest independent book store. While I can't verify the truth of that claim, it's certainly the biggest book store I've ever visited, and I walked out with a heavy bag of books for only $120 or so. Not a bad haul.
This post's cryptic title is a clunky allusion to a long-ago episode of Homicide: Life on the Street in which a character writes "eromitlab" in blood. That's "Baltimore" spelled backwards.