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April 16, 2024

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

On the occasion of our 189th anniversary, in which we look at a past celebration, because we cannot invite you for cake. You may have heard,...

November 08, 2022

The Tale of an Art-Carved Library Table

There’s a new piece of furniture in the Reading Room, an ornately carved library table with a motif of acanthus leaves, that’s right at home...

June 08, 2022

Britini Bicknaver uncovers a paradise Lost and found at the Library

I was sixteen when I first went to the Mercantile Library. My uncle brought me as he was teaching me how to drive and used...

January 11, 2022

Library Minutes Books Conserved and Rebound thanks to Ohio History Connection History Fund Grant

It’s rare for an institution of the Mercantile Library’s venerable age to possess almost complete records that capture so vividly its evolution through the ages....

April 30, 2021

Cicadas and The Mercantile

We hear the cicadas are about to emerge from their 17-year nap, and that reminded us of a great little newspaper clipping our friend and...

March 20, 2020

Books in the Time of Cholera

It might seem odd to think of libraries at a time like this. But it might also be worth noting that libraries exist for times...

February 12, 2020

The Mercantile Library Visitors' Register, 1872-1918 is Online

Excuse me while I geek out. The Mercantile Library’s Visitor Register is now available online, thanks to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County...

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