Smith & Hannon Bookstore

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is now home to Smith & Hannon Bookstore—Cincinnati’s first free standing African American bookstore.

Located on the first floor of the museum, Smith & Hannon is the ideal destination for African American literature—ranging in a large selection of non-fiction and fiction titles in a wide range of genres including: biographies, autobiographies, history, children & young adult, poetry, religion & spirituality and much more. In addition to new titles, Smith & Hannon also features a selection of first edition titles available for purchase. Admission to the museum is not required to visit the bookstore.

Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Smith & Hannon Bookstore was founded in 2001 in Bond Hill by former Cincinnati educator, Joyce Smith. After teaching for 34 years in both public and parochial schools, Smith understood the importance of literacy and education in the African American community and, upon retirement, sought out to create a community space where readers of every age could meet to read, connect and gain exposure and access to African American literature and authors. 

Smith & Hannon Bookstore at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 333-7500 ext. 7522 or (513) 641-2700