The Internet Eats Bookstores

With the sad news that Borders Books, which grew from a used book store to a national chain, is going belly up, the world loses more bookish spaces for book-loving folks.  We’ll leave the postmortem to the analysts.   There’s just something about spaces dedicated to books and reading as is evident in this Flavorwire spot on 10 unconventional book stores.

Here in Cincinnati, well, thank heavens Joseph-Beth made it out of their recent travails alive.  And while Tom Brengelman might have closed his multi-storied, crammed-to-the-rafters “The Book Store”, we still have plenty of small, independent booksellers:   The Ohio Book Store, up on Mainstreet.  There’s Duttenhofer’s in Clifton Heights.    Roebling Point Bookstore in Covington specializes in books on travel and the outdoors.  Half Price Books might have closed a location but is, well, pretty kickass.  We have a sweet spot in our hearts for The Bookshelf of Madeira.    Do you have a favorite, dusty  out-of-the-way area bookstore we don’t know about?

-Ed Scripsi

Published in: on July 19, 2011 at 4:56 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Not really Cincinnati, but in Ross, Ohio my partner and I sell books through the Venice Pavilion Antique Mall. Not the size of a real store like Duttenhofer’s (which I used to manage), but still a fair selection. We have one full room, crammed to the gills, as well as several glass cases with harder to find items. We have literature, Civil War and military, some regional and Americana, new age, mystery, horror, children’s books, vintage magazines, and a full booth dedicated to science fiction and comics. The address is 4299 Hamilton-Cleves Road; Ross, Ohio 45014. The antique mall is open seven days a week, from 11AM to 7PM.

  2. Thanks for the info… will definitely stop by to do my holiday shopping (that’s the only way to make it bearable)

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