Books By The Banks

Empress Chili
1:32 am
Fri June 21, 2013

"The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili"

If one food continues to define our city, it’s Cincinnati-style chili. Brian O’Donnell is joined in the studio by Dan Woellert, author of the new book, The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chilli, which traces this specialized dish from early inception to the growth of a variety of chili parlors. Also joining in the conversation are Chris Kiradjief and his Uncle John Kiradjief from the Empress Chili restaurants.

"Etched in Clay"
1:32 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Local author Andrea Cheng

Local author Andrea Cheng joins our Barbara Gray in the studio to talk about her newest book, Etched in Clay. Not only did she write the story of a slave who finds an outlet in creating pottery, but the Cincinnati State professor also did the woodcut illustrations for the book.

Vanishing Cincinnati
12:32 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Classic Cincinnati Architecture

Artists and authors David and Barbara Day join Brian O’Donnell to talk about their new book of drawings and stories about our ever-changing city. Vanishing Cincinnati seeks to preserve some of the classic architecture and geography of this area as was seen from the 1800’s on in a unique and artistic way. The book’s launch will take place on Sunday, December 2 at the Main Branch of the Public Library downtown.


Burn Down the Ground
1:30 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Author Kambri Crews

Author Kambri Crews

Author Kambri Crews will be a part of today’s Books by the Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival at the Duke Energy Convention Center, signing copies of her fascinating memoir, Burn Down the Ground.

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Sharp and Dangerous Virtues
1:32 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Author Martha Moody

"Sharp and Dangerous Virtues" by Martha Moody.

Martha Moody, author of Sharp and Dangerous Virtues, will be appearing at this year’s Books by the Banks Festival, talking with fans about her dystopian look at a future government-mandated agricultural zone based in her hometown of Dayton.

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