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Cincinnati, Ohio: Fountain of Big Rare Books (Gone)

Artfully piled giant ceramic tile books stream water in a fountain in front of the public library. Artist Michael Frasca, dedicated 1990. 2021: Removed during construction. 2023: still missing.

Cincinnati Public Library

Vine Street Plaza, between 9th St. and 8th St.
2021: Removed during construction.

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Book Fountain

Book Fountain has not been reinstalled as of June 2023, per the Cincinnati Public Library.

[Kristen Angelo, 06/30/2023]
Fountain of Big Rare Books

Still under construction. Nothing but a big dirt lot with a backhoe.

[Tania, 08/05/2022]
Fountain of Big Rare Books

Unfortunately the library is under reconstruction and the fountain is no longer there.

[Mia Davis, 11/10/2021]

Book fountain.

Fountain of Big Rare Books

There is a book fountain outside of Cincinnati Public Library.

[MandiSkyler, 09/01/2015]

The Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain is a triangular arrangement sculpted to look like 20 old bound books with a central waterfall running into a pool. Dedicated in 1990.

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