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Book Swap

  • Chase Public 1569 Chase Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45223 United States (map)

Looking for something to read? Do you trust the taste and generosity of your friends and neighbors? Do you have great taste in books? Are you feeling generous? Join us! for the Chase Public Book Swap, cohosted by Lauren Byrd.

Here’s the format:  Each person will bring one book. It should be a book that you enjoy, that you sincerely recommend- but know, you won’t be getting it back. It will be a true gift from you to another member of your community.  From that book, you will have identified a particularly interesting excerpt or quote, and written or typed it out on a seperate piece of paper.  We will be using these excerpts and quotes as the content for the swap.  The notes will be placed on a table in the center of the room, and as the swap is initiated, we will all take turns reading the excerpts at random.  We’ll then proceed White Elephant style around the room until all of the notes are selected.  At that point, the books behind the notes will be revealed. 

Once the books have been given, folks are free to hang out and talk to the donator of their new cherished literary friend, or they can get started, or they could go home or to the bar or whatever. **In a dream world, we reconnect with the person who gave the book we read, and have a conversation once we’ve finished it**


Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Wednesday, March 7th
Doors - 7:00
Swap - 7:30


BYOB, respectfully.  Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.