The Ivy Bookshop is sending out new shoots.

The independent Baltimore bookstore, which has been a haven for serious readers since 2001, will leave its Baltimore County location at 6080 Falls Road next spring and move two blocks south over the city line to the site of the former Divine Life Church.

The 2,704-square-foot property at 5928 Falls Road is more than three times the size of the Ivy’s existing space and is located on 2.5 acres with a meditation pathway and landscaped garden that the store has promised to maintain as a public green space.

Emma Snyder, who became the bookstore’s sole owner earlier this year, said this will be the first time the Ivy has owned its own home — a development she said will put the much-loved arts institution on more secure financial footing as well as providing opportunities for expanded programming.