Ohioana Book Festival

Columbus Metropolitan Library 96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215

Join us at the 2024 Ohioana Book Festival, where we’ll be displaying recent titles and previewing forthcoming books from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.

We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Andy Hayes Mysteries series, whose main character is a former OSU quarterback-turned-private eye. The latest book is Sick to Death—the eighth in the series. It begins with an art heist at the Columbus Museum of Art and quickly escalates into a race to solve a suspicious death. Fans of snappy dialogue, hardboiled detectives, and local settings will find plenty to love in Andrew Welsh-Huggins’s riveting novels.

We’ll also have a preview of This Place of Silence, a coffee-table photo book featuring gorgeous photographs and engaging text about cemeteries, memorials, and burial grounds in all 88 Ohio counties. With photographs by Ian Adams and Randall Lee Schieber and text by Robin L. Smith, this beautiful book presents these sites as places for contemplation, research, and aesthetic appreciation of nature and art.