We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Buckeye Book Fair Announces Transition & Employment Opportunity After 16 years at the helm of Buckeye Book Fair, longtime Executive Director Julia Wiesenberg is stepping into a new role. Julia has joined the Kent State University Press as their new Marketing and...
How Was Ohio Crucial to the Underground Railroad? | Ohio Book Talks

How Was Ohio Crucial to the Underground Railroad? | Ohio Book Talks

With 664 miles of the Ohio River separating free soil from slave soil, the area provided the greatest opportunity for slave escapes. Author Nancy Stearns Theiss will discuss Ohio’s role in the Underground Railroad movement, which is the subject of her new book A TOUR...
Can Ohio Beat the Opioid Crisis? | Ohio Book Talks

Can Ohio Beat the Opioid Crisis? | Ohio Book Talks

Tainted drug supplies, inadequate civic responses, and prevailing negative opinions about people who use drugs, the poor, and those struggling with mental health issues lead to thousands of preventable deaths each year while politicians are slow to adopt effective...
Ohio Literary Trail

Ohio Literary Trail

The Ohioana Library Association has put together an incredible resource for book lovers, The Ohio Literary Trail!   We are thrilled to be included in this monumental collection. The Ohio Literary Trail, presented by the Ohioana Library Association, shines a spotlight...
How Did Ohio Influence the Outcome of WWII? | Ohio Book Talks

How Did Ohio Influence the Outcome of WWII? | Ohio Book Talks

When World War II engulfed the nation, the men, women, and corporations of Akron, Ohio, dutifully played their part in the epic struggle. Author Tim Carroll will discuss how Ohio contributed to the war effort, which is the subject of his new book WORLD WAR II AKRON...
2020 Recap

2020 Recap

We had a very different Buckeye Book Fair in 2020! Although we moved everything online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, that didn’t stop us from having a great book fair. We had 112 authors 30+ online programs stretched across 10 days 1 dozen student...
What is Ohio Book Talks?

What is Ohio Book Talks?

Ohio Authors on Ohio History Ohio Book Talks is a new series of author-led discussions of new books covering different periods in Ohio history. Programs are presented by Buckeye Book Fair with the support of Ohio Humanities. All of these events are free but early...
What is the Native American History of Ohio?

What is the Native American History of Ohio?

In the mid-17th century, the Iroquois Confederacy launched a war for control of the burgeoning fur trade industry. These conflicts, known as the Beaver Wars, were among the bloodiest in North American history, and the resulting defeat of the Erie nation led to...
What happened to Ohio’s historic Black settlements?

What happened to Ohio’s historic Black settlements?

Prior to the Civil War, Ohio had more African American settlements than any other state–around 100 of them. Father-daughter co-authors David  Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker have a new book, HISTORIC BLACK SETTLEMENTS OF OHIO, that takes an in-depth look at this...
Buckeye Book Fair is going to be virtual.

Buckeye Book Fair is going to be virtual.

Due to COVID-19, author events are being moved online.   For the health, safety, and fun of all involved, the Buckeye Book Fair board of trustees has decided that the 2020 book fair will be held virtually. We look forward to connecting Ohio readers and Ohio...
New Programs for 2020

New Programs for 2020

Buckeye Book Fair announces new book festival events! Educator’s Night Librarians, teachers, and parents of students K-12 will learn how Ohio authors’ books can be used for teaching and can attend lectures sharing ideas for supporting literacy and reading...