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Join us at Books by the Banks


Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will return to the region Saturday, Oct. 20. This special event features more than 100 local, regional and national authors celebrating the joy of reading and books.


Books by the Banks has something for everyone – whether you’re a new reader looking for the Kids’ Corner or an adult planning to meet with authors, pick up the next bestsellers or visit the author panels. There will be open discussions, recipe demonstrations, hands-on interactions, crafts, storybook costume characters, storytelling, musical performances and more.


This year, Public Media Connect – CET and ThinkTV - is a media sponsor. Swing by our booth, meet the CET Kids’ Club Mascot K.C. and say hello!


Books by the Banks is free and open to the public. The 2012 festival will be from 10am to 4pm Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. Directions, parking information, the line-up of authors and the discussion panel schedule are all available on the Books by the Banks website,


Planning for this year’s festival was done by staff from organizations including the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County;  University of Cincinnati; Mercantile Library; Northern Kentucky University Steely Library; Joseph-Beth Booksellers; Clermont County Public Library; Middletown, West Chester, Trenton Public Libraries; the Lane Libraries and MidPointe Library System.


Sponsors and partners include Public Media Connect/CET, US Bank Foundation, Ohio Humanities Council, The Library Foundation of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Friends of NKU’s Steely Library, FPL, Scripps Howard Foundation, 91.7 WVXU, The Enquirer/, Cincinnati Family Magazine, WNKU,, Downtown Cincinnati Inc., AAA Corporate Travel, Metro, Ohio Virtual Academy and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.


Download the program here:


As always, if you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions, just leave them in the comments! Thank you!

Posted on: 10/10/2012 • Station News

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