The Lexington Bookie

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Here are the book stores I’ve visited (or plan to visit) in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Roebling Point Books & Coffee
306 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011
Open Monday-Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday- Sunday 8am-6pm

What I love about them: TBD!

Smith & Hannon Bookstore
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm

What I love about them: This bookstore lies within the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and offers countless resources on African American literature. Pro-tip: Admission to the museum isn’t required to visit!

The Booksellers on Fountain Square
505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Open Monday- Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

What I love about them: TBD

Library Friends’ Shop
800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

What I love about them: TBD!

Ohio Book Store
726 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Open Monday-Friday 9am-4:45pm, Saturday 9am-4:30pm

What I love about them: THERE ARE FIVE FLOORS OF BOOKS. Enough said. In all seriousness though, they also have a book binding and repair shop for restoring old or broken bindings, too.

Iris Book Cafe
1331 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Open Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 10am-7pm

What I love about them: A one of a kind hipster cafe that sells used books, serves all natural and vegan options, and displays local art. They also have a patio!

Duttenhofer’s Books
214 W McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Open Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

What I love about them: Glorious vintage books.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Rookwood Commons & Pavilion
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Open Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday 9am-8pm
Crestview Hills
2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

What I love about them: All the same reasons as for why I love the original Lexington store! The layouts may be different, but they offer similarly great selections of books. Pro Tip: Out of the three JBB’s listed here, the Rookwood JBB had the most high-profile author signings, so keep an eye out on theirs (or mine!) event pages! Bonus Pro Tip: Of these two locations, Rookwood has a Brontë’s, and Crestview does not.

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