Smith & Hannon Bookstore is a Black-owned bookstore that was originally founded in 2001 in Bond Hill. The owner and educator of thirty-four years, Joyce Smith, envisioned a place where the African-American community could gather and embrace African-American literature and authors.
“I really like the idea of being in Over-the-Rhine,” Smith said in a news release. “It’s a very popular walking community. I feel I might be able to make an impact in the area.”After being in Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for several years, this Cincinnati Black-owned bookstore has relocated to OTR.
FurtSmith & Hannon Bookstore houses an extensive collection of:
- New & Used Books (autobiographies, biographies, poetry, spirituality, children, and more)
- Greeting Cards
About Smith & Hannon Bookstore:
Smith & Hannon Bookstore was established in 2003 with one mission: to bring a real, high-quality bookstore to the Cincinnati area with a specialization in literary works from African American and local authors. Their passion for black books and excellence is what inspires and continues to drive their operation. In addition, it prides itself on providing a superior shopping experience for its loyal customers.
Over-the-Rhine, also known as OTR, is just north of Downtown’s Central Business District. It is a historic, yet eclectic, area flourishing with a variety of shopping, dining, bar, and entertainment options. For additional information about OTR, and to view an interactive map, visit visitotr.org.
Smith & Hannon’s Hours:
Tuesday – Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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