Meet Authors. Buy Books. Get them signed!

Saturday, October 26, 2019 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Many readers who attend Books by the Banks are hungry for great novels and interesting reads. But they also have an appetite for regional cookbooks. So what’s cooking at this year’s book festival? Come to the Duke Energy Convention Center (525 Elm St. in downtown Cincinnati) on Saturday, October 12 to find out. For a

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Over 5,000 people came to Books by the Banks in 2013 to meet national, regional, and local writers and illustrators including New York Times bestselling mystery writer Stuart Woods! Planning for the 2014 Festival will begin this spring. Stay tuned for further details!

It takes a dedicated team to organize, plan, promote, and pull off Books by the Banks each year. See a  listing  here of those organizations and partners to whom we are indebted.  

Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, has decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner. Graeme Simsion’s distinctive debut will resonate with anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after

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The seventh annual Books by the Banks festival will unveil its 2013 poster at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. This year’s poster is by Jeffrey Ebbeler of Mount Washington. Following the unveiling, artists from previous years will join Ebbeler in a Q&A about their work and sign posters for

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Book festival attendees can look forward to meeting the following authors in the Author Pavilion:

Molly Wellman, part owner of Japp’s in downtown Cincinnati, has  been called a “ball of sunshine” and ” one of the nicest people you’ll ever want to meet…. the kind of person that doesn’t know a stranger.” Not only that but she makes some of the best ” craft cocktails like no one else can.

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Over 5,000 people came to Books by the Banks in 2013 to meet national, regional, and local writers and illustrators including New York Times bestselling writer R.J. Palacio! Planning for the 2014 Festival will begin this spring. Stay tuned for further details!