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
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
A few years ago, festival goers asked if Books by the Banks could provide events not just for readers — but for writers and people interested in publishing the next great book. We loved the idea and launched a new committee called the “Writing & Getting Published” committee to plan events related to this topic.
Cincinnati Public Radio has helped spread the word about Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival as a media sponsor ever since the very first festival back in 2007. 10 years later, our partnership is still going strong. The station, and its team of book lovers, have never stopped supporting the festival and our
At a special ceremony, Sept. 15, 2016, the Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival’s 10th annual poster was revealed to the public for the very first time. The posters have become popular with attendees over the years and many people have collected each one, all with original artwork, as a special keepsake. This
Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival is a one-stop-shop for book lovers. But it’s also fun for the whole family! Reading and learning take center stage inside our Kids’ Corner each year where visitors can find day-long fun for children of all ages. Kids’ Corner organizer Stefani Leming, a children’s librarian at the