Meet Authors. Buy Books. Get them signed!

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

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission


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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.

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Find out the winners in our Awards Authors and Writing Contest.

Author Awards
One again, Books by the Banks recognized the best of the best with our second-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 … Continue Reading

11 years after writing her first novel, sending query letters, and searching for agents, Tiffany McDaniel has finally published her first novel — by bringing the devil to her home state of Ohio.

In her compelling debut, The Summer that Melted Everything, she examines the nature of good and evil in a thought-provoking, memorable, sometimes … Continue Reading

Most all Books by the Banks authors and illustrators are at the festival for the entire day! However, some have limited appearances.

Meet authors, buy books, and get them signed! Enjoy the thrill of 100+ authors under one roof for this year’s 10th anniversary Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival. Please take note … Continue Reading

Do you ever wish you could hang out with your favorite authors? Have a conversation with them? Play games with them? Help them fight for fame and glory in a brutal lip-sync battle? (Or, cheer them on safely from the sidelines, thankyouverymuch?)  Of course you do! And, it just so happens that you can do … Continue Reading

Book festivals aren’t just a ton of fun — we believe they are critical to a thriving community.

It’s safe to say everyone involved with planning the Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival loves books. Like a lot. We’re a bunch of bookworms who enjoy giving back to other lovers of the written … Continue Reading

What kind of siren call did it take to lure Chris Grabenstein away from the wacky world of writing commercials for TV and radio? The even wackier world of writing humorous middle school books with his former advertising boss James Patterson. But he’s no second fiddle. Grabenstein is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling … Continue Reading