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

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Although October is months away, planning for Books by the Banks 2019 is already well underway! We are excited to announce that New York Times best-selling author Laini Taylor will appear at this year’s festival as the headlining young adult author. Laini Taylor is a YA and fantasy author, as well as graphic novelist.  She

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In partnership with Cincinnati Childrens, Books by the Banks author Loren Long visited South Avondale Elementary School on Dec. 7th for a special musical storytime with 20 students. As part of Loren’s visit, each student was given a signed copy of his new book, There’s a Hole in the Log and a copy of Otis

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Books by the Banks is pleased to host the Cincinnati premiere of “Saving Fiona: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Hippo,” a new Dreamscape documentary narrated by Thane Maynard. The 22-minute documentary, based on Thane’s new children’s book and using footage provided by the Cincinnati Zoo, chronicles the amazing true story of the baby

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Step into the time warp, and join us in a journey of Science-Fiction Through the Ages! Hang out and play games with 20 out-of-this-world YA authors during two VIP Meet and Greet sessions, one comic book creation demo, and one game of Outburst: Sci-Fi Edition. Join us for all four events for a chance to

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Notable author Wil Haygood will be at this year’s Books by the Banks festival Oct. 20.   How does writing a book compare to newspaper reporting? I’ve always felt that the book writing has helped me become a better journalist. And that the journalism has helped me become a better author. They’ve rather fed one

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We have a special treat for 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 the discount.  

Author Michael Nyewill be at this year’s Books by the Banks Oct. 20 at Duke Energy Convention Center. Why did you set your book in Cincinnati? All the Castles Burnedhas a strong autobiographical thread and setting it in a place that I know well made sense for the story I wanted to tell. It’s a

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Author Jessica Strawser will be at this year’s Books by the Banks Oct. 20 at Duke Energy Convention Center. Why did you set your book in Cincinnati? I’m a Cincinnati transplant—a job offer brought me here from Pennsylvania in 2001—and I came to know and appreciate the city slowly, neighborhood by neighborhood, just as the

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Books by the Banks, the Friends of Steely Library (Northern Kentucky University), Kenton County Public Library, and Joseph-Beth Booksellers invite you to spend the evening with Keith O’Brien as he discusses his new book, Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History. O’Brien will be discussing his book at 7

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