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Joseph-Beth Booksellers has closed its Crestview Hills store permanently due to the coronavirus.

The Latest Novel From Troy, Ohio's Candace Ganger

Sep 13, 2019
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Troy, Ohio's Candace Ganger is ready to release her second novel, a young adult story of loss, mental illness, and tragedy. She's with our Barbara Gray to talk about Six Goodbyes We Never Said and her September 25 visit to Rookwood's Joseph Beth Booksellers.

npr book club
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Never judge a book by its cover, the old saying goes. When WVXU set out to profile the local NPR-themed book club we discovered on Meetup, we should have known there'd be more to the story than a gathering of like-minded public radio nerds.

Val Emmich will be signing his new book, Dear Evan Hansen, based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway production, on Thursday, October 11th at 7pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion.  Mr. Emmich will be accompanied by two of the songwriters with the play and performing with them songs from the production in an unusual twist to a regular booksigning event.

Jim Stump discussed with him the plot of the play, how he worked some of the music into the book, and also telling the backstories of some of the characters.

Broadway in Cincinnati is bringing the musical to the Aronoff Center's stage from April 30th to May 12th, 2019.  

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Oscar-winning actress and "Code Black" star Marcia Gay Harden will talk about her new book, "The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers" at 7 p.m. Saturday May 5 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.

Yellow Springs is the setting for the just-released novel from local author Jessica Strawser

National Book Award Nominee Jacqueline Woodson

Nov 11, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson is an award-winning author, currently nominated for a National Book Award for her latest bestseller, Another Brooklyn

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He has been the outreach astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000, written dozens of articles about the skies above us and co-hosts the popular public television series Star Gazers

A commentary by our Jim Nolan about Welcome to Night Vale podcast creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, who will be discussing and signing books with moderator Justin McElroy at Joseph Beth Booksellers on September 7 at 7pm. 

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Preparations are underway for next year’'s 150th anniversary of the Roebling Suspension Bridge that connects Cincinnati and Covington.

Mike Norris is an author and musician whose newest children’s book is Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains.  As he tells Lee Hay, the book includes 48 original nursery rhymes and illustrations by acclaimed Appalachian folk artist Minnie Adkins.

This interview originally aired on June 28, 2015.

Marian Spencer was born in 1920 in Gallipolis, Ohio, one year after the “Red Summer” of 1919 that saw an upsurge in race riots and lynchings. Following the example of her grandfather, an ex-slave and community leader, Ms. Spencer joined the NAACP at thirteen and grew up to achieve not only a number of civic leadership firsts here in her adopted home of Cincinnati, but a legacy of lasting civil rights victories. Ohio University Press has just released the biography, “Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer,” written by Dorothy Christenson. She and Marian Spencer join us this afternoon.

In a sports writing career covering half a century, Hal McCoy crowns his own Hall of Fame career with his latest book, “The Real McCoy: My Half Century with the Cincinnati Reds.” The memoir of the team gives fans an inside-the-dugout look that never made the daily press. Veteran sports writer Hal McCoy and WVXU political reporter and avid baseball fan Howard Wilkinson join us to discuss the book, Hal McCoy'’s years covering the Reds, and what really happened to Sparky.

  Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. Her father, Paul Daugherty, long-time sports columnist for The Cincinnati Enquirer, has just published a book about Jillian and their family. In “An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter,” he tells stories about Jillian’'s challenges and triumphs, boundless capacity for joy, and what we can all learn from her approach to life.

Barbara Gray has a conversation with acclaimed children’s author and poet Marc Harshman, the poet laureate of West Virginia, about his upcoming public appearances at Thomas More College and Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills.

  The Eighth Annual Books By the Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival takes place Saturday, October 11 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. A record 130 authors, including some of the biggest names in literature, will be there for book signings, panel discussions and more. Kate Lawrence, Adult Services, Programming and Exhibits manager for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Michael Link, Author/Publisher coordinator for Joseph-Beth Booksellers give us a preview of the region’'s largest book festival

  The food blog How Sweet Eats, averages 3.7 million unique visitors a month. Its creator, Jessica Merchant, also a contributor to Ree Drummon’'s Tasty Kitchen, and Relish magazine, has released her debut cookbook, Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food. From Baked Breakfast Risotto to Roasted Pork & Pineapple Baked Taquitos to Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lover’s Brownies, the unique recipes in Seriously Delish will bring out the foodie in you. Jessica Merchant is in town this weekend for a book signing with Joseph Beth Booksellers at the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, and she joins us in the studio this afternoon.

Book review: "A Long Time Gone"

Jun 20, 2014

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new novel from bestselling author Karen White, A Long Time Gone. The author will be at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on Tuesday, June 24.

  Featuring essays, photographs and art from Curtis Sittenfeld, Katie Laur, David Falk, Over the Rhine, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and many more, The Cincinnati Anthology tells the story of our city and why we'’re proud to call it home. Mark Perzel recently spoke with the anthology’'s editor, Zan McQuade, about the included works and how they allow us to look at Cincinnati’'s future and what we want it to mean. Zan McQuade is taking part in a discussion and signing of The Cincinnati Anthology Thursday evening, June 12, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion.

Book review: The Light Between Oceans

Aug 16, 2013

Our newest contributor, Kelly Blewett, has a review of the bestselling novel (now out in paperback) The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. The author will be appearing at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on August 19 for a reading and signing.

Curtain Up!

Aug 24, 2012

Jim Stump welcomes League of Cincinnati Theatres President Cathy Springfield and LCT Board Member Sherry McCamley to talk about the work of the League and their 6th Annual Meet the Directors – Curtain Up event on September 9 at Joseph Beth Booksellers.