Absolutely Final Post on Books by the Banks

Possibly 2000 greater and lesser Cincinnatians found their way to Saturday’s book fair. Readers who were not amongst that number did not see an eye-popping video compilation by the authors of the book about the Dayton Air Show. Nor did they learn that Jarhead author Anthony Swofford was an amusing and immensely interesting speaker. Your reporter is ashamed to admit that he had not known any of the immensely interesting information about Judge Robert S. Marx that the Disabled American Veterans representative promulgated. Non-attenders also missed a close look at art trucked in by the graphic novelists, insights about writing classes from Alan Drew and James Braziel, and they did not get to dip into the little sample cups of brownies drenched in bourbon sauce. There is no guarantee that the wee drunken brownie cups will be back next year.

The staff of the Mercantile Library gratefully acknowledge the hours and hours and hours of capable labor rendered by their colleagues from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Borders Books and Music, the University of Cincinnati Department of Libraries, Cincinnati Magazine, and CET. You all were brilliant.

-Nemo Wolfe

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Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 4:13 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. I wish I could have made this…unfortunately there was much homework/research to be done.

  2. Plan on doing your homework/research surrounded by books at the 2009 Books By The Banks. You will be left alone if you so request. V. tolerant group.

  3. I enjoyed it and did not know really what to expect going in. Picked up two books with autographs. Next year I am going to pay closer attention to the speaker schedule.

  4. Indeed, quite an impressive morning/afternoon was had by me. And to think, I didn’t even have to put on a disguise.


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