She ran the shop in the 1990s in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood
By Bradford Betz
Long before she was nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to oversee the nation’s intelligence apparatus, Avril Haines co-owned an independent bookstore that hosted “erotica nights.”
Haines, now 51, ran Adrian’s Book Café – named after her mother – in the 1990s in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood. She opened the bookstore after dropping out of a graduate program in physics at Johns Hopkins University…
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