The One and Only Black-Owned Bookstore in Greater Cincinnati

Since 2003, Smith & Hannon currently stands as the ONLY black-owned bookstore in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Located in Downtown Cincinnati (OTR) on Vine Street, the store is owned by retired educator, Joyce Smith.

This bookstore focuses on spotlighting African American authors. However, we feature various authors and genres. Smith and Hannon will reopen hosting for Book Signings and Storytelling in January 2022.

Smith and Hannon Bookstore has been featured in Cincinnati Magazine and in Oprah's List of Black-Owned Bookstores.