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Not only are we the most beautiful library in Cincinnati, we're the most instagrammable and postable space in the city. Feel free to tag us!


ICYMI: in our most recent Tuesday Book Chat, librarian Taylor Hedges talked about books that feel like hugs, read-alikes, and more. Here’s a dozen of her recent favorites.


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Some gorgeous new covers hitting shelves today!


Happening now. The Art of the Storyboard: An Evening with J. Todd Anderson, storyboard artist for the Coen brothers (among other filmmakers) in conversation with Women in Film Cincinnati's Margaret McGurk.

#librariansatwork #booktalk #womeninfilm


Happening now. Our good friend & leader of our Walnut Street Poetry Society Norman Finkelstein, reads from & discusses his latest book: Further Adventures.

#poetry #booktalk #librariansatwork


Happening now. Angela Saini delivers our 2023 Science & Nature Lecture on her book The Patriarchs: The Origins of Inequality.
Saini was introduced by her friend & Mercantile board member Dr. Kimberly Hamlin.
Big thanks to our friends at Joseph-Beth Cincinnati for being our bookselling partner.

#booktalk #patriarchy


New and ready to be stamped!


#TFW the light hits late on a Friday afternoon.
Pics 1 & 2 📷 @fahertyjohn



ICYMI: in the latest Tuesday Book Chat, @taylorlasley offered up a slew of fantasy and romance recs, with a little nonfiction thrown in!


Curious about The Science & Nature Lecture: Angela Saini The Patriarchs? Get a preview with 91.7 WVXU as Angela Saini is on Cincinnati Edition today! Tune in at noon EDT. (She'll be on in the 2nd half)


Fall is just the best time for books!

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