Not far from busy Fountain Square, on the top of the Mercantile building, there is a secret spot for great minds to think alike, read, research, and relax. The historic Mercantile Library is more than a hidden vault of dusty books, but a hub for creative talks, inspiring art, and community forums. Events range from lunch-time book discussions to wine tastings with sommeliers qualifying for the city's annual Somm Slam, and are open to the public.
If you are spending much time in Cincinnati, you might consider a membership for the full benefits. A measly $55 gets you discounts on events, access to a work space with wi-fi, and of course, book borrowing privileges.