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The Mercantile Library

414 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3908
+1 513-621-0717
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Neat Old Library

Visited The Mercantile Library located on Walnut st. The hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 5:30... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Christine S
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Cincinnati
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Wish this were in my town!

What a fabulous, old, historic library. It's not entirely obvious as it occupies space in a... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Joann M
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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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18 Feb 2017
“Neat Old Library ”
23 Aug 2016
“Wish this were in my town!”
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414 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3908
Central Business District
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+1 513-621-0717
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visited The Mercantile Library located on Walnut st. The hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 5:30 pm and Saturday 10 to 3 pm It's on the 11th floor . When you first walk in it smells very musty . They have beautiful hard woods...More

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a fabulous, old, historic library. It's not entirely obvious as it occupies space in a historic downtown building but once you exit the elevator, I felt the reverence you feel when entering the Library of Congress. Reading tables, desks, stacks, busts of famous folks,...More

Thank Joann M
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Those who know this place understand what a treasure it is. You take a step back in time away from cyber mania as you step through the doors. The first thing to strike you is the abundant fascinating sculpture and other works is fine art....More

Thank Cincylitigator
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was so glad that i was able to wander around this library! It was a steamy hot day in Cincinnati and I was headed back to the hotel after a disappointing day of touring the city when I noticed the name of this building...More

1  Thank Titan27
Reviewed 25 November 2015

very nice old structure with a lot of old books. the collection is vast and walking around is truly a delight. a very beautiful place

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 24 October 2013

My husband and I stopped here because I love old books and libraries. The Mercantile Library did not disappoint. Found some great older editions of Shakespeare, The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, and many other loved books. It seems they have a great events calendar and...More

2  Thank hilolp
Reviewed 13 September 2012

I've attended some world-class recitals here, of serious music from different periods and styles. It may be Cincinnati's best kept secret, but the library has been host to some amazing productions. Their Christmas Concert, which I think was created by WGUC, offered some fabulous music...More

1  Thank Road_to_paradise
Reviewed 6 June 2012

This hidden treasure trove is worth the visit, if only to see what a beautiful collection of the truly interesting books of the world would look like. The real plus here, though, is the level of thought and commitment that go into the book clubs...More

1  Thank ChiChiinEurope
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Must see location for anyone interested in the preservation of interior spaces that have meaningful atmosphere. So many public spaces have been sterilized and thus lack any specificity. This is a great library space that is also a gathering place for literary programs and events.

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 1 December 2011

The Mercantile Library, a membership library at 414 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH. located on the 11th and 12th floor of the MERCANTILE building, receives no tax support. It is a non-profit librtary supported by annual subscriptions and membership is affordable and opened to anyone without...More

3  Thank TRAVELWITHFAF
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