write a book or make something neat that you'd like us to carry?

Local and self-published authors and makers of whimsy—if you'd like to see your work at blue manatee, complete the form below and follow these guidelines. 

Before submitting, please consider the following:

  • Please send a physical copy of your book to our store: 3094 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209. Please note: unless you can pick the book up at the store, or send a self-addressed and stamped envelope, this copy will not be returned.
  • A book sells best when it conforms to customer and industry expectations for finished books.
  • Books should be professionally published, have a bound and printed spine, display a bar code with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), and have a suggested retail price printed on its exterior.
  • Your book or artwork should be priced comparably to other books (or items) of its type.
  • We exclusively carry books and sidelines items for children.
  • Handmade items or self-published books will be purchased on consignment until proven to be salable at blue manatee. 
  • We receive many inquiries, and we try our best to respond within two weeks. Be patient and follow the process for best results. 


Name *
Please provide a number at which we can reach you.
Let us know where your home is!
Provide the title of your book or description of item you'd like to have carried at blue manatee.
Provide the ISBN of your book, if applicable.
Let us know where you're carried, if you've received good reviews or awards, or if you've had successful events in other venues.