Important announcement from blue manatee:

As announced to the public on December 7th, 2018, the long-time stewards of blue manatee are looking to pass this Cincinnati institution on to a new owner.
Many inquiries have been received, and we are hopeful that a new manaTeam will emerge in the new year.

As for the store’s future, we’ve been so touched by the interest from our community, and we want to be as honest as we can. Lots of conversations are happening right now, but no decisions have been made just yet. Keep following us on Instagram and Facebook for updates as we have them.

story times

check here for the latest story time schedule!

author signings

blue manatee has a long tradition of hosting a variety of authors and illustrators! Find out who's coming next, and what you need to know before the event. 

special events

join in the fun at blue manatee with our book release parties, special holiday events, and extra "just because" story times!