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Saturday, October 28, 2017 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

We hope our 11th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival made you proud to be a book lover. The daylong event was truly a dream come true for readers and writers of all ages. If you attended this year’s event, thank you! Your support keeps us thriving.

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Rookwood Author Award

Author Awards
One again, Books by the Banks recognized the best of the best with our 3rd annual Author Awards. These awards are meant to honor the abilities of our wonderful writers and say thank you for making our festival one of the best in the country. We are so grateful to … Continue Reading

Urban Legend Typewriters

Exquisite Corpse is a game of chance, a collaborative creative project by which many contribute to a single piece of writing. Stop by WordPlay’s all-ages booth at Books By the Banks for an opportunity to try your hand at this fun, experimental collective form of poetry-writing using a set of vintage typewriters … Continue Reading

We have a special treat for our educators attending this year’s Festival. Teachers can enjoy an extra 20% discount on their purchases at Books by the Banks! Please note, teachers must have their Joseph-Beth Golden Apple card or a valid Buckeye Educator’s ID to receive discount.

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Something wicked this way comes…wicked fun that is!

Join us for the 2017 Books by the Banks festival to get in the “spirit” of Halloween and hangout with over 20 teen authors. Spend the day getting to know the authors during two VIP Meet and Greet sessions or competing with (or against!) them in games … Continue Reading

Hamiton & Rubini

Author Julie K. Rubini will be at this year’s Books by the Banks festival Oct. 28 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

You’ve been to Books by the Banks before. What did you think of it? What are you looking forward to when you come back this year?

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Want to combine a love books, authors, and fun family events? Consider helping out with Books by the Banks and make this year a smashing success!

Volunteers are able to do a wide range of activities from assisting authors, helping in the Kid’s Corner, being a costume character, to providing directions and more!

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Tara Calahan King

Tara Calahan King

Books by the Banks is thrilled to announce the 2017 poster illustrator, Tara Calahan King. Tara is an award-winning children’s book illustrator, muralist, and designer. Recognized by the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and the School Library Journal, she is noted for her quirky, yet endearing characters and odd perspectives. … Continue Reading

We declare 2017 the year of the Book Lover.

The Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Duke Energy Convention Center. The beloved festival enters its 11th year this year and continues to be admission free.

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We hope our 10th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival made you proud to be a book lover. The daylong event was truly a dream come true for readers and writers of all ages. If you attended this year’s event, thank you! Your support keeps us thriving.

If you couldn’t make it … Continue Reading