Books By The Banks

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With the Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival coming up on Oct. 20, WVXU-FM's Around Cincinnati will replay my July conversation with Chad Dotson, co-author of The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds.

Provided by Mark Dawidziak

Everything he needed to know he learned from "The Twilight Zone " created by Rod Serling…. And most everything that Serling needed to know, he learned as a young writer in Southwestern Ohio.

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The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) was established in November, 1943, as The Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee. Earlier that year, Detroit had erupted in a series of race riots, and leaders across the country were seeking to defuse racial tensions and promote nonviolent solutions to social and economic injustices. The purpose of agencies such as the CHRC was to give minority groups access to local government through internal advocacy, education and mediation.

The Fall Of The All-American Town

Oct 23, 2017
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Once highlighted in Forbes magazine as the epitome of the all-American town, Lancaster, Ohio was once a center of industry and employment. At its peak following World War II, Lancaster's hometown company Anchor Hocking was the world's largest maker of glassware and employed more than 5,000 town residents.

The 11th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati

Oct 23, 2017
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The 11th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival takes place this Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center. More than 120 national, regional and local authors will be on hand to meet fans and sign books.

The 11th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival returns to the Duke Energy Convention Center on Saturday, October 28. 

Book Review: "Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers Of Ohio"

Oct 6, 2017

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio by Rick Armon

Book review: Bestselling author Marisa Silver will be one of the featured authors at this year’s Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival on Saturday, October 15. 

The Latest "Otis" Story From Loren Long

Sep 30, 2016

Local author and illustrator Loren Long has just released his sixth book in his popular Otis children’s series. 

The 10th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival will happen Saturday, October 15 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. 

Barbara Gray reads the Thanksgiving story Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie from the book Haunted Holidays: Twelve Months of Kentucky Ghosts by Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown.

Books by the Banks is Today!

Oct 16, 2015
Artist: David Michael Beck

Sandy Bolek from Books by the Banks joins Mark with all the information visitors to the annual book festival will need, including some authors who have recently signed on and a rundown of the author panels and spotlights that will happen throughout the event.

The popularity of bourbon has surged during the past decade. As evidence, just look at the number of bars locally dedicated to the drink. In Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker, award-winning whiskey writer and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick creates an easy-to-read interactive tasting journey that helps you select barrel-aged bourbons based on your flavor preferences.

Books by the Banks Non-Fiction Authors

Oct 9, 2015

Sandy Bolek from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Michael Link from Joseph Beth Booksellers are back to continue our look at some of the non-fiction authors who will be at this year's Books by the Banks Festival.

Books by the Banks Fiction Authors

Oct 2, 2015

Sandy Bolek from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Michael Link from Joseph Beth Booksellers are back to highlight some of the fiction authors you can find at this year's Books by the Banks Festival.

Books by the Banks Kids Corner and Teen Scene

Sep 25, 2015

It's all about engaging young readers as Sandy Bolek from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Michael Link from Joseph Beth Booksellers tell us about the updated Kids Corner and Teen Scene available at the 2015 Books by the Banks Festival.

Books by the Banks Panels & Workshops

Sep 18, 2015

Sandy Bolek from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Michael Link from Joseph Beth Booksellers stop by to share more information about the various panels and workshops available at the 2015 Books by the Banks Festival.

Books by the Banks Author Awards

Sep 11, 2015

Cincinnati's Books by the Banks festival will recognize the best of the best with its first-ever Author Awards. These awards are meant to honor the abilities of the writers, and to say thank you for making the festival one of the best in the country.

Books by the Banks Creative Writing Contest

Sep 4, 2015

The 2015 Books by the Banks Book Festival will  feature a creative writing contest.

  In his latest book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, Hampton Sides tells the harrowing tale of the failed 1879 sailing expedition to the Arctic. Two years into the voyage, the Jeanette became trapped in ice, its hull breached, leaving her crew to find their way on foot across the endless ice at the top of the world. Hampton Sides joins us to discuss In the Kingdom of Ice. He will be in giving a talk at Books by the Banks October 11 at 11:00 AM.

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