Meet Authors. Buy Books. Get them signed!

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

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Local author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand has led a picturesque life. He grew up in College Hill, attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and now lives with his family in Terrace Park, where he’s an award-winning illustrator/author of more than 60 children’s books. He also was the poster artist for the inaugural year of the

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After 10 years of bringing the region’s biggest and best book festival to downtown Cincinnati, Books by the Banks is expanding its reach with a brand-new lineup of events, culminating with the 10th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival this fall. This year, a total of 10 events, including the popular book

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Catherine McKenzie’s first trip to the Queen City came in 2013. Her third book Forgotten had been selected for that year’s Books by the Banks event. But Cincinnati was anything but “forgotten” by McKenzie; she returned in 2014 and 2015 for her books Hidden and Smoke, respectively. And during these trips she struck up a

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More than 5,000 people and more than 150 authors made the 2015 Books by the Banks book festival our biggest year yet. Our planning teams are already getting ready for 2016. But first, take a look back at what people had to say about our most recent festival. We hope you had as much as

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Every book lover knows giving books can be just as fun as getting books during the holidays. But picking out the perfect books for the folks on your shopping list can sometimes be a challenge. Have no fear — Books by the Banks is here! We suggest any of the wonderful books by Books by

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Find out the winners in our Awards Authors, People’s Choice Awards and the Short Story Writing Contest. Author Awards This year, Books by the Banks is thrilled to recognize the best of the best with our first-ever Author Awards. These awards are meant to honor the abilities of our wonderful writers and to say thank

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The region’s annual book festival is almost here. (Join us 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17 at Duke Energy Convention Center.) Here are the top 10 reasons to attend: It’s FREE! Enjoy a day of family fun with something for everyone Meet more than 150 popular authors covering all genres — kids, adult, teen, fiction,

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We can’t wait to host you on Saturday! Meet 150+ authors. Most are at the festival all day. However, please note the following authors will appear for a limited time only: Paul Daugherty – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. James and Kimberly Dean – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Anthony Marra – 11:00 a.m. to

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This year, for the first time ever, we asked fans to vote online for their favorite 2015 Books by the Banks author. Thousands of you voted! The votes have been tallied and the results are in for our four People’s Choice Award categories. Come see the winners, buy their books and get them signed, Saturday,

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Special area of the festival offers stuff just for teens! Authors? Check. Books? Check. Microphones and Backup Dancers? Check. Visitors to this year’s Books by the Banks Teen Scene are in for an entertaining lineup of events as we go retro with our theme, “Life Is A Mixtape.” The fun ranges from VIP Meet and Greets with amazing

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