The Mercantile Library

The Mercantile Library, Cincinnati: Hours, Address, The Mercantile Library Reviews: 5/5

The Mercantile Library
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Teammilitello
Des Moines, IA576 contributions
Amazing collection
Nov 2020 • Family
The building was closed on the day after Thanksgiving when we stopped. (No mention of that on the website.). From pictures I’ve seen of this place, it looks like a gem though.
Written November 27, 2020
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Sightsee200237
11 contributions
Such a neat building full of history!
Jul 2019
Such a neat building full of history! You could explore for hours in this book lovers nook of the city. Love looking through the collections of books in such a sophisticated environment. Also lots of places to sit and read. Everyone was friendly during our visit.
Written August 7, 2019
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msc196
Cincinnati, OH75 contributions
Worth a membership
Aug 2017
The Mercantile Library is a jewel in downtown Cincinnati. The architecture, the collections, the staff, the programs, and the volunteers are all wonderful. It is simply a lovely, quiet place to listen to an interesting presentation, attend a book discussion, meet with a group or simply enjoy a quiet hour or two. Memberships are not expensive and definitely worth the money.
Written August 23, 2017
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Redwing
Cincinnati, OH1,009 contributions
Neat Old Library
Feb 2017 • Couples
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 floors with oriental rugs . There are lots of cozy spots to sit with comfy leather couches or chairs . It's very quiet being a library and there were only 4 people in the place. You get feeling of being a museum with the antiques and marble busts . This is a neat place to come when your downtown.
Written February 18, 2017
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PilatesProf
Abingdon, Virginia, United States111 contributions
Wish this were in my town!
Aug 2016 • Family
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, a gorgeous Steinway and a large selection of periodicals can keep you there a long time.
Written August 23, 2016
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Cincylitigator
87 contributions
A place I have retreated over the years
Aug 2016 • Solo
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. Walk across the polished wood floor to an overstuffed I leather chair and lean toward the shelf to find a middle eastern travel book from the early 20th century out of print and replete with innuendo that sheds light on current political turmoil. I was lucky enough to use this space to stage a couple of telephone job interviews that landed me a great and lasting position. Whatever you find yourself partaking of in these lush confines undoubtedly you will walk away satisfied at having brushed with the history of Harriet Beecher Stowe and a time of blessed Cincinnati literary culture still reflected in this gem.
Written August 15, 2016
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Titan27
Nashville, TN101 contributions
A Favorite Part of my Cincinnati visit!
Jun 2016 • Solo
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 and remembered it from researching the city. They were very nice when I asked if I could look around. If you start looking at the books on the shelves you will find some really interesting finds. They also have some sculptures as well as books and other items in display curios - and some gorgeous pieces of furniture. I could have stayed here for hours but didn't want to overstay my welcome since it is a private library. Totally redeemed the day for me, Thank You to The Mercantile Library!
Written June 28, 2016
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC11,109 contributions
Attractive library
Nov 2015 • Friends
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
Written November 24, 2015
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hilolp
Louisville, KY11 contributions
Gorgeous Library
Oct 2013 • Couples
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 if we were going to be in town for more than a day, we would have loved to stay for one.
Written October 24, 2013
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Road_to_paradise
Cincinnati, OH129 contributions
A wonderful venue for more than just books!
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 and musicians.
Written September 13, 2012
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