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Joseph-Beth Booksellers | February Calendar of Events!

Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm Julie Bogart discussing and signing The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life ISBN: 9780143133223, Tarcherperigee, $17.00 CONTACT: Julie Whitney, PH: 513-522-6257, julie@pwcommunications.net Parents who are deeply invested in... Read more

Joseph-Beth Booksellers | January Calendar of Events!

Wednesday, January 9 at 6:00 pm Harry Potter Book Club reading and discussing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  Grab your wand, don your cloak, and join us for the seventh meeting of the Harry Potter Book Club! We’ll be discussing the seventh book in the series, Harry Potter... Read more

First-ever SPY PARTY at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati | January 12, 2019

Bestselling and Award-Winning Author MAC BARNETT presents his new book Mac B. Kid Spy #2: The Impossible Crime at the first-ever SPY PARTY at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 pm   CINCINNATI, OHIO  – Mac Barnett returns to Cincinnati for the first-ever... Read more

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers | January Calendar of Events!
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – Jan 31 @ 9:00 pm

Wednesday, January 9 at 6:00 pm
Harry Potter Book Club
reading and discussing
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

 Grab your wand, don your cloak, and join us for the seventh meeting of the Harry Potter Book Club! We’ll be discussing the seventh book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. While we love the movies, we’ll be focusing just on the book. Get ready for a real in-depth fanfest. Everyone who comes should be ready with opinions! Perfect for adults and kids 11+. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 pm
Bestselling Author
Mac Barnett
presenting
A SPY PARTY for Mac B. Kid Spy #2: The Impossible Crime
ISBN: 9781338143683, Orchard Books, $12.99
CONTACT: Elisabeth Ferrari, PH: 212-343-7572, EFerrari@Scholastic.com

Join us for the first ever SPY PARTY at Joseph-Beth in honor of award-winning author Mac Barnett’s hilarious new addition to his Mac B, Kid Spy series: The Impossible Crime! Perfect for families, there will be spy-themed games, prizes, and a special spy gear craft to take home (while supplies last – register now!). This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Register by stopping the bookstore or calling us at 513-396-8960! In The Impossible Crime, Mac B. is back in the newest installment of this totally smart and sidesplittingly funny new series – and this time, a new enemy is after the Crown Jewels! When the jewels go missing from inside a locked room, Mac’s spy skills are put to the test. How did the thief break in? Where did the jewels go? And will Mac be able to solve this locked room mystery before the thief escapes? This mystery isn’t just a whodunit… it’s a howdunit!

Mac Barnett is the author of several books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, a New York Times bestseller; and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award. He is the co-author, with Jory John, of the New York Times bestselling series The Terrible Two. Mac Barnett lives in California. 

Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm
Local author
Alexander Watson
discussing and signing
River Queens: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, America
CONTACT: Sarah Hawley, PH: 937-382-3196
 
Two men who have absolutely no business buying a boat, do. They have no real experience or knowledge of boats, but they are inquisitive, ambitious, and have brought their real estate investment business to maturity. Their plan is to cruise down the Arkansas, up the Mississippi, and up to Ohio; maybe settle in Cincinnati. The leisurely jaunt over a summer strings out over fifteen months. It is a time when the two sailors meet formidable challenges head-on in an area of the country where gay men and antique motor yachts are not commonplace.

Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 pm
Maria Romasco Moore
discussing and signing
Ghostographs: An Album
ISBN: 9781941628157, Rose Metal Books, $15.95
CONTACT: Kathleen Rooney, PH: 617-548-9145

 Every old photo album contains a multitude of mysteries – the people who came before. Maria Romasco Moore’s eerie and incandescent novella-in-flash Ghostographs is no exception. Brief, crystalline stories combine with vintage photographs to illuminate the hidden terrain of childhood and the pain of growing up, all in one small town at the edge of an abyss where the narrator comes of age among family, friends, and phantoms. It’s a place populated with charming and unforgettable characters, where housewives send away for mail-order babies and young girls glow on front porches on hot summer nights. Haunting and evocative, funny and strange, the world of Ghostographs may be memory or just a trick of the light.

Maria Romasco Moore’s stories have appeared in DIAGRAM, Hobart, Interfictions, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and the Lightspeed anthology Women Destroy Science Fiction. Her first novel, Some Kind of Animal, will be published by Delacorte Press in 2020. She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and has an MFA from Southern Illinois University. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner Axel and cat Gamma Ray. She likes silent films, aquariums, and other tiny windows into other worlds.

Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm
Epic Reads Meet-Up Tour
featuring
Maureen Johnson, Evelyn Skye, Sara Holland, & Ben Philippe
CONTACT: Haley George, PH: 212-207-7936, haley.george@harpercollins.com
 
So many YA books, so little time. Epic Reads invites readers of all ages to join a round-table where youll get to strike up conversation with authors {SO MANY AUTHORS} who will gab about their books and other fan favorites. Small author dish sesh + killer YA books = a booklover’s dream, courtesy of Epic Reads. Featured authors: Maureen Johnson – bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes presenting the follow-up to Truly Devious, The Vanishing Stair; Sara Holland – bestselling author of Evermore presenting its highly anticipated sequel, Everless; Ben Philippe – screenwriter presenting his debut novel, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager; and Evelyn Skye – bestselling author of The Crown’s Game presenting the first in a new series, Circle of Shadows.

*This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free with the purchase of one of the authors’ new books. Orders can be picked up from the bookstore starting the day of the event. Guests who order all 4 books can save 20% on their order.

Maureen Johnson is the bestselling author of several novels, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, the Truly Devious series, the Suite Scarlett series, and the Shades of London series. She has also written collaborative works such as Let It Snow with John Green and Lauren Myracle and The Bane Chronicles with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. Maureen lives in New York and online on Twitter @maureenjohnson or at www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com.

Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the CIA, she not-so-secretly wishes she was on So You Think You Can Dance, and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn’t writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Crown’s Game and its sequel, The Crown’s Fate. Evelyn can be found online at www.evelynskye.com and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.

Sara Holland grew up between small-town Minnesota and the countless fictional worlds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream. Visit her online at www.sarahollandwrites.com.

Ben Philippe is a New York-based writer and screenwriter. He has a bachelor of arts from Columbia University and an MFA in fiction and screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. He teaches screenwriting at Barnard. The Field Guide to the North American Teenager is his debut novel. He can be found online at www.benphilippe.com.

Friday, January 25 at 7:00 pm
Bestselling Author
Tessa Hadley
presenting
Late in the Day
ISBN: 9780062476692, Harper, $26.99
CONTACT: Jane Beirn, PH: 212-207-7256
 
Join us for an evening of books and wine with bestselling author Tessa Hadley! After a wine and cheese reception starting at 7pm, Tessa will present and discuss her work and new novel, Late in the Day, followed by a booksigning. This event is free and open to the public. Those who purchase or preorder Late in the Day will receive a complimentary glass of wine at the event (must be 21+). Additional wine will be available for purchase at the event courtesey of Bronte Bistro.
 
Tessa Hadley is the author of five highly praised novels: Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award; Everything Will Be All RightThe Master BedroomThe London Train, which was a New York Times Notable Book; and Clever Girl. She is also the author of two short story collections, Sunstroke and Married Love, which were New York Times Notable Books as well. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker. She lives in London.

Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm
Local author
Dee Garretson
discussing and signing
All Is Fair
ISBN: 9781250168696, Swoon Reads, $17.99

Lady Mina Tretheway knows she’s destined for more than her fancy boarding school, where she’s being taught to be a proper English lady. It’s 1918, and war is raging across Europe. Unlike her father and brother, who are able to assist in the war effort, Mina is stuck sorting out which fork should be used with which dinner course. When Mina receives a telegram that’s written in code, she finally has her chance to do something big. She returns to her childhood home of Hallington Manor, joined by a family friend, Lord Andrew Graham, and a dashing and mysterious young American, Lucas. The three of them must band together to work on a dangerous project that could turn the tide of the war.

Dee Garretson writes for a wide range of ages, from chapter books to middle grade to young adult and adult fiction. She has a degree in International Relations from Tufts University, and also studied and taught Landscape Horticulture at Cincinnati State, giving her a chance to indulge in her love of both history and of plants. When she is not at home in Cincinnati writing, reading, and watching old movies, she takes every opportunity to travel, storing up new locations for future stories.

Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 pm
Local author
Peter Teremi
discussing and signing
The Murphy-CAM Project: Year of the Flood – A Story of Resilience Through the Lens
ISBN: 9781543954128, Bookbaby, $35.00

Take in the splendor of the “Queen City of the West” with photographer Peter Teremi and his miniature schnauzer, Murphy. With miles of riverside parks, a handsome skyline, and iconic bridges, revel in the beauty of the Ohio River through the good times and admire its resilience through the bad.

Peter Teremi is a photographer, author, and blogger based in Cincinnati Ohio. He enjoys music, travel, spending time with family, and daily walks with a Miniature Schnauzer named Murphy. The Murphy-Cam Project is a blog about photography and images taken during his walks along the many beautiful riverside locations in the city. You can catch up with them through his website at peterteremi.com, and through social media outlets facebook, twitter, and instagram.

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS
Joseph-Beth has been Cincinnati’s premier independent bookstore since 1993. We’re a destination for great books, unique gifts, delicious food, kid’s toys, games, author events, and all kinds of engaging and creative activities. We’re a place where ideas are shared, knowledge is gained, and memories are created.  As the recipient of the nationally acclaimed Pannell Award, which recognizes bookstores that stimulate, promote, and encourage children’s and young people’s interest in books, Joseph-Beth Booksellers is proud to be one of the country’s largest independent bookstores. We’re your hometown bookstore – and more. Please visit our website at: www.josephbeth.com, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or call Marketing Manager Kelly Morton at 513-731-7770, ext. 1740.

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers | February Calendar of Events!
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm

Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm

Julie Bogart
discussing and signing
The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life
ISBN: 9780143133223, Tarcherperigee, $17.00
CONTACT: Julie Whitney, PH: 513-522-6257, julie@pwcommunications.net

Parents who are deeply invested in their children’s education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards? In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience – homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world – to show parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they’re in elementary or high school.

Julie Bogart is the creator of the award-winning, innovative Brave Writer program, teaching writing and language arts to thousands of families each year. She’s also the host of the popular podcast A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief. Bogart homeschooled her five now grown children for seventeen years and is the founder of The Homeschool Alliance, which supports homeschooling parents through coaching and teaching.

Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm
Local Author
Kristen Simmons
discussing and signing
The Deceivers
ISBN: 9781250175793, Tor Teen, $17.99

When Brynn Hilder is recruited to Vale Hall, it seems like the elite academy is her chance to start over, away from her mom’s loser boyfriend and her rundown neighborhood. But she soon learns that Vale chooses students not so much for their scholastic talent as for their extracurricular activities, such as her time spent conning rich North Shore kids out of their extravagant allowances. Vale Hall is a school for con artists. At first, Brynn jumps at the chance to help the school in its mission to rid the city of corrupt officials … but that’s before she she discovers the school’s headmaster has secrets he’ll stop at nothing to protect. As the lines between right and wrong blur, Brynn begins to realize she’s in way over head. Pretty Little Liars meets Ocean’s 11 in this intrigue-filled contemporary drama!

Kristen Simmons is the author of the Article 5 series, The Glass Arrow, and Metaltown. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her delightfully rambunctious son.

Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm
Local author
Jessica Strawser
discussing and signing
Forget You Know Me
ISBN: 9781250184467, St. Martin’s Press, $27.99

Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit – in the friendship and the marriage. When Daniel goes away on business, Molly and Liza plan to reconnect with a nice long video chat after the kids are in bed. But then Molly leaves the room to check on a crying child. What Liza sees next will change everything. Only one thing is certain: Molly needs her. Liza drives all night to be at Molly’s side – but when she arrives, the reception is icy, leaving Liza baffled and hurt. In disbelief that their friendship could really be over, Liza is unaware she’s about to have a near miss of her own. And Molly, refusing to deal with what’s happened, won’t turn to Daniel, either. But none of them can go on pretending. Not after this.

Jessica Strawser is editor-at-large at Writer’s Digest, where she served as editorial director for nearly a decade and became known for her in-depth cover interviews with literary luminaries. She’s the author of the book club favorites Almost Missed You and Not That I Could Tell. She has written for The New York Times Modern Love column, Publishers Weekly, and other fine venues, and is a popular speaker at writing conferences and book festivals. She lives with her husband and two children in Cincinnati.

Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 pm
Local author
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
discussing and signing
Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir
ISBN: 9780393651645, W.W. Norton & Company, $25.95

When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But when the group “performs,” the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she “plays” for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake. Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story that gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women, and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities.

Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman has “performed” on PBS, QVC, and at concert halls worldwide. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, McSweeney’s, Brevity, and Hippocampus. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and a PhD in English from the University of North Texas. She teaches creative writing at Northern Kentucky University and lives in Newport, Kentucky

Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm
Ron Purdon Quintet
performing live jazz and swing standards

Tuesday, February 19 at 4:30 pm
Bestselling Authors
Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
discussing and signing
To Night Owl from Dogfish
ISBN: 9780525553236, Dial Books, $17.99
CONTACT: Elyse Marshall, PH: 212-414-3442, emarshall@penguinrandomhouse.com

From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters. When their dads fall in love, outgoing Bett and bookish Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends – and possibly, one day, even sisters. But things soon go off the rails for the girls (and for their dads too), and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted. Now that they can’t imagine life without each other, will the two girls (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family?

Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent her childhood living in Holland; Istanbul, Turkey; Washington, D.C.; Berkeley, California; and Eugene, Oregon. After graduating from Wellesley College and spending some time as an advertising copywriter, she began writing family feature films, including Angels in the Outfield and Made in America. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Counting by 7s and Short, among other novels. 

Meg Wolitzer was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in the town of Syosset, on Long Island, and sold her first novel, Sleepwalking, while a senior in college. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous novels for adults, including The InterestingsThe Ten-Year NapThe Wife, and The Female Persuasion; the young adult novel Belzhar; and the middle-grade novel The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman.

Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Nick Parisi
discussing and signing
Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination
ISBN: 9781496817501, University Press of Mississippi, $38.00

Long before anyone had heard of alien cookbooks, gremlins on the wings of airplanes, or places where pig-faced people are considered beautiful, Rod Serling was the most prestigious writer in American television. As creator, host, and primary writer for The Twilight Zone, Serling became something more: an American icon. When Serling died in 1975, at the age of fifty, he was the most honored, most outspoken, most recognizable, and likely the most prolific writer in television history. In great detail and including never-published insights drawn directly from Serling’s personal correspondence, unpublished writings, speeches, and unproduced scripts, Nicholas Parisi explores Serling’s entire, massive body of work. It is a painstakingly researched look at all of Serling’s work – in and out of The Twilight Zone.

Nicholas Parisi serves on the Board of Directors of the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Rod Serling’s legacy. He is a former staff writer and editor for Good Times magazine in Long Island. He is also a musician and vocalist. In 2010, his former band, Arioch, released a CD with the Serling-inspired title Between Light and Shadow on Retrospect Records.

Event Location: The Mercantile Library
Friday, February 22 at 7:00 pm
Award-Winning Journalist
Kyle Swenson
discussing and signing
Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America
ISBN: 9781250120236, Picador USA, $29.00

From award-winning investigative journalist Kyle Swenson, Good Kids, Bad City is the true story of the longest wrongful imprisonment in the United States to end in exoneration, and a critical social and political history of Cleveland, the city that convicted them. In the early 1970s, three African-American men – Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame Ajamu, and Rickey Jackson – were accused and convicted of the brutal robbery and murder of a man outside of a convenience store in Cleveland, Ohio. The prosecution’s case, which resulted in a combined 106 years in prison for the three men, rested on the more-than-questionable testimony of a pre-teen, Ed Vernon. The actual murderer was never found. Almost four decades later, Vernon recanted his testimony, and Wiley, Kwame, and Rickey were released. But while their exoneration may have ended one of American history’s most disgraceful miscarriages of justice, the corruption and decay of the city responsible for their imprisonment remain on trial.

Kyle Swenson is a reporter for The Washington Post. A finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, he is also the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting. His work has appeared in The Village VoiceThe New Republic, and Longreads. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lives in Washington, D.C.

Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 pm
Moriel Rothman-Zecher
discussing and signing
Sadness Is a White Bird
ISBN: 9781501176272, Washington Square Press, $16.00

The story begins in an Israeli military jail, where Jonathan stares up at the fluorescent lights of his cell and recalls the series of events that led him there. Two years earlier: Jonathan is ready to fight to preserve and defend the Jewish state. But he is also conflicted about the possibility of having to monitor the occupied Palestinian territories, a concern that grows deeper and more urgent when he meets Nimreen and Laith – the twin daughter and son of his mother’s friend. The three become inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses toward new discoveries, laughing uncontrollably. But with his draft date rapidly approaching, Jonathan wrestles with the question of what it means to be proud of your heritage, while also feeling love for those outside of your own family. And then that fateful day arrives, the one that lands Jonathan in prison and changes his relationship with the twins forever.

Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an Israeli-American novelist and poet. He is a 2018 National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and received a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature. His writing has been published in The New York TimesThe Paris Review’s “The Daily,” Haaretz, and elsewhere. He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with his wife, Kayla, and daughter, Nahar. Read more at TheLefternWall.com and follow him on Twitter @Moriel_RZ.

Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm
Gwenda Bond
discussing and signing
Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds: The First Official Stranger Things Novel
ISBN: 9781984817433, Del Rey Books, $28.00
CONTACT: David Moench, PH: 212-782-8282

A mysterious lab … a sinister scientist … a secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven’s mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things. It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn’t be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington. But the world is changing, and Terry isn’t content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project. But behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratory lurks a conspiracy greater than Terry could have ever imagined. To face it, she’ll need the help of her fellow test subjects, including one so mysterious the world doesn’t know she exists – a young girl with unexplainable superhuman powers and a number instead of a name: 008.

Gwenda Bond writes YA and children’s fiction, among other things. Her novels include the Lois Lane series (Fallout, Double Down, Triple Threat), which brings the iconic comic book character front and center, and the Cirque American series (Girl on a Wire, Girl Over Paris, Girl in the Shadows), about daredevil heroines who discover magic and mystery lurking under the big top. She and her husband, Christopher Rowe, also co-write a middle-grade series, The Supernormal Sleuthing Service. Bond’s nonfiction writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Locus, and many other publications.

Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 pm
Local author
Kathryn Witt
discussing and signing
Secret Cincinnati: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
ISBN: 9781681061870, Reedy Press, $20.95

Is it safe to photograph bobolinks at a once-contaminated nuclear weapons plant? Is that really a bathtub hanging from the ceiling? Want to conduct your own paranormal investigation at a honky-tonk? Told with wonder, humor, and a big dose of sentimentality, here is a travel guide that lauds those little (and little-known) treasures all over town. From a tower missing its church and a maze you can meditate your way through to a book relating to a real-life beheading and a memorial to the last passenger pigeon, Secret Cincinnati is an exuberant shout-out to all that makes Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky the sometimes weird and always wonderful place it is.

A member of the Authors Guild and Midwest Travel Journalists Association, Kathryn is a travel and lifestyle writer whose work appears regularly in Kentucky Living, Georgia, Tribune New Service and Travel Goods Showcase, among other publications. Kathryn is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing, including two Lily scholarships and multiple Mark Twain Travel Writing Awards. She lives in Northern Kentucky.

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS
Joseph-Beth has been Cincinnati’s premier independent bookstore since 1993. We’re a destination for great books, unique gifts, delicious food, kid’s toys, games, author events, and all kinds of engaging and creative activities. We’re a place where ideas are shared, knowledge is gained, and memories are created.  As the recipient of the nationally acclaimed Pannell Award, which recognizes bookstores that stimulate, promote, and encourage children’s and young people’s interest in books, Joseph-Beth Booksellers is proud to be one of the country’s largest independent bookstores. We’re your hometown bookstore – and more. Please visit our website at: www.josephbeth.com, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or call Marketing Manager Kelly Morton at 513-731-7770, ext. 1740.