December 2012

What’s New · Holiday Shopping at the Friends Gift Shop

The Library Friends Shop

Tired of fighting the crowds at the malls in search of the perfect holiday gift? Visit the Friends’ Shop at the Main Library for a wide selection of unique items that will delight your family, friends, and co-workers! Among the gift items available for sale, you'll find:

Journals, bags, wallets and other accessories repurposed from vintage Little Golden Book covers and inside pages. ($12-$42)

The exclusive “Night Before Christmas” holiday card series includes five different images from the Illustrated Fairy Tales published by Peter G. Thomson in 1883. A 2013 calendar featuring original children’s book illustrations reprinted from works published in the 1880s by Peter G. Thomson is also available. ($10 and $12)

Dewey Decimal Jewelry from The Written Nerd. Created by a former librarian, each piece is unique and is made from an old catalog card. The jewelry is packaged with the card it was cut from so you know what book you are wearing! ($15-$25)

The Library Friends Shop

Out of Print Clothing celebrates great literature book cover art with T-shirts treated to feel soft and worn, like a well read book. ($15-$25)

A great selection from The New Yorker, Charley Harper, Pomegranate, Outset, and Ravensburger. Puzzles for all skill levels are available--from preschoolers to experts. ($5-$30)

Charley Harper merchandise, including everyday and boxed holiday cards, 2013 calendars and day planners, brass ornaments including the latest edition “Carolina Wren”, puzzles, playing cards, bookmarks and lots more.

Literary themed gift possibilities include greeting cards, journals, marble coasters, puzzles, tea ware, dolls, magnetic finger puppets, Banned Books mugs, bookmarks, reading lights, bookends, and so much more!

Some of these gift items are featured on pages 29 and 30 of the new Downtown Cincinnati Holiday Catalog!

The Library Friends Shop

Members of the Friends of the Public Library receive a 10% discount on all items purchased at The Friends’ Shop. Membership forms are available online or in the shop if you wish to join.

All profits from the shop are used to help fund Library activities and programs sponsored by The Friends of the Public Library.

Holiday Hours

  • Mondays—Fridays, 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. (through December 23)
  • Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
  • Sundays, 1:00 — 5:00 p.m.
The Friends Shop

For More Information

Take a video tour of the Gift Shop or contact them by phone at 513-369-6920.