book club

Fred Minnick: Bourbon Curious

Oct 2, 2015

In Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker, award-winning whiskey writer and Wall Street Journal-best-selling author Fred Minnick debunks bourbon myths, provides distillery production methods, and creates an easy-to-read interactive tasting journey that helps you select bourbons based on flavor preferences and bourbon styles.

Barry Yourgrau: Mess

Oct 2, 2015

New York writer and bohemian Barry Yourgrau is a hoarder who wants to to take control of his crammed, disorderly apartment and life, and to explore the wider world of collecting, clutter, and extreme hoarding.

Michelle Gable: A Paris Apartment

Oct 2, 2015

April Vogt's is a continental furniture specialist for Sotheby's who finds out about an apartment in Paris that has been closed up for seventy years. Seeking a change in her life, she escapes to France, only discover that this apartment holds much more than she expected.

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.

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz: Dr. Mutter's Marvels

Sep 25, 2015

Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Thomas Dent Mütter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals.

Will Hillenbrand: All for a Dime!

Sep 25, 2015

It's Market Day! Bear has picked delicious blueberries. Mole has dug up yummy worms. Their friend Skunk made a new kind of perfume she knows will be a gigantic hit. The trio can't wait to make big piles of dimes. But there are surprises both good and bad in store for the three friends as the farmers market gets underway.

Jeff Alworth: The Beer Bible

Sep 25, 2015

The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth is the comprehensive, authoritative book that does for beer what The Wine Bible does for wine.

The Cincinnati Street Food Festival

Sep 25, 2015

Sarah Dotter from the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation has details on the 2015 Cincinnati Street Food Festival featuring live music, food trucks, art and family fun, happening September 26 starting at 11am.

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.

Leah Stewart: The New Neighbor

Sep 18, 2015

How much can you really know about the woman next door?

From Leah Stewart, the critically acclaimed author of The History of Us and The Myth of You and Me, The New Neighbor explores the secrets that bind people together and drive them apart.

Alex Sheshunoff: A Beginner's Guide to Paradise

Sep 18, 2015

*Baby monkey not included.

Alex Sheshunoff shares his incredible story and pretty-hard-won wisdom in A Beginner's Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything, a book that will surprise you, make you laugh, take you to such unforgettable islands as Yap and Pig, and perhaps inspire your own move to an island with only two letters in its name.

W. Bruce Cameron: The Dog Master

Sep 18, 2015

Set against the most dramatic time in our species' history, W. Bruce Cameron's The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog tells the story of one tribe's struggle for survival and one extraordinary man's bond with a wolf-a friendship that changed mankind forever.

Bluegrass for Babies

Sep 18, 2015

Anne Schneider, Founder of the Healthy Roots Foundation, talks about Bluegrass for Babies, a fundraising bluegrass concert at Sawyer Point happening September 19 starting at 3pm.

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.

Kim Harrison: The Drafter

Sep 14, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison introduces The Drafter - part one of a new series, set in Detroit of the future. Double-crossed by the person she loved and betrayed by the covert government organization that trained her to use her body as a weapon, Peri Reed is a renegade on the run.

Dale Brown: Iron Wolf

Sep 11, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown goes beyond the headlines in Iron Wolf, a thriller in which a resurgent Russia enflames sectarian unrest and violence in Ukraine and Poland, setting off a stealth robotic war and escalating an international crisis.

William Plunkett: The G-Man and the Diamond King

Sep 11, 2015

The G-Man and the Diamond King: A True FBI Crime Story of the 1930s is not only the story of two men whose paths crossed in a backyard shootout with tragic results, but it is, too, the story of one of America's most dangerously exciting decades and the birth of modern crime-fighting.

The FallFair Arts Festival

Sep 11, 2015

Meredith Raffel, founder and executive director of The Arts Alliance in Deerfield Township talks about the upcoming FallFair Arts Festival, taking place September 19 in Cottel Park.

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.

Sara Solovitch: Playing Scared

Sep 4, 2015

Using her own journey as inspiration, Sara Solovitch has written a thoughtful and insightful examination of the myriad causes of stage fright and the equally diverse ways to overcome it.  Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright is a tribute to pursuing personal growth at any age.