These Are Cincinnati’s 10 Best Independent Bookstores, as Voted by CityBeat Readers


The Queen City is home to a vibrant community of bookworms. And lucky for them, there are plenty of locally-owned neighborhood bookstores to shop from.

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than two decades, highlighting the city’s most outstanding selections in Eats, Arts & Culture, Shops & Services, Music & Nightlife, Sports & Recreation and City Life. And the responsibility of selecting these exceptional entities is divided between our readers and staff.

This year, readers logged on to the ballot site in droves to vote for their favorites in broad categories, including best local independent bookstore. Here are the winners.