Cincinnati is very lucky to have such a wonderful public library system so that we can all have access to literature and a number of other features. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is an incredible resource in our city and it’s important that we support them whenever possible. One easy way to do that, especially if you’re an avid reader, is to shop at their used book warehouse. This enormous used bookshop is run by The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and it’s easily one of the best bookstores in Ohio — used or not!

It’s easy to lose track of time when inside this enormous used book warehouse, but it’s always time well spent. Did you know about this incredible book store that supports our libraries? Tag someone in the comments who would love to shop there with you!

The Friends’ Used Bookstore at the Warehouse is located at 8456 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH, 45216. For more information, visit its website and follow along with them on Facebook.

And for another shop that’s a book lover’s dream, check out our previous article about the one-and-only Ohio Book Store.

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Best Bookstores in Ohio

What are some other amazing bookstores in Ohio?

Bibliophiles have much to celebrate in the Buckeye State, with new, used, and independent bookstores in pretty much every small town and big city! In terms of the best of the best, some of our favorite bookstores in Ohio include:

  • Ohio Book Store. Ohio Book Store is an incredible five-story literary destination located downtown on Main Street. It's been serving the community since 1940 and remains a cherished local bookstore to this day. It’s filled with treasures and is also flourishing in the book restoration business!
  • The Book Loft. Tucked away in central Ohio’s charming German Village, you’ll find the most enchanting bookstore that’s a seemingly never-ending maze of classic literature, modern day stories, and a plethora of knowledge that book lovers only dream of. The largest independent bookstore in Ohio, the Book Loft features 32 rooms of books — packed from floor to ceiling — that you simply must see to believe.
  • Visible Voice Books. If you're someone who appreciates independent bookstores, you'll find that this destination will instantly win over your heart. As per the website, this spot can best be described as a "bookstore with that lost independent feel — a relaxed, inviting environment conducive to discovery, where quality takes precedence over quantity, where the books marginalized by commercial concerns have a home." How lovely is that?
  • Wheatberry Books. Wheatberry Books in Chillicothe is a small town book store with an impressive selection of reading material, puzzles and more for both kids and adults alike. Stop by for story time with the kids or a meet and greet with a local author; leave with a newfound love for small town book stores.

Looking for more amazing bookstores in and around Cincinnati, Ohio? Here are some more local favorites where you can happily get lost for hours.