Retail Shopping


Half Price Books
A purchaser and seller of books, music and more. A great place to browse and find deals. There are a number of locations around town, the nearest in Kenwood (about 5 miles north of downtown).

Ohio Bookstore
With 5 floors of books, this downtown bookstore, which opened in 1940, could keep you browsing for hours. It may not be air conditioned above the first floor, however, so choose a cooler day to visit. They also offer book repair.

Blue Manatee
This children’s bookstore in Oakley Square offers lots of books and ActivAtees for the younger set.

Family Christian  (brick and mortar stores seem to be closed in Cincinnati 7/12/18)



Hobby Lobby

Closest location is just across the river between Kroger and Target.

Jo-Ann Craft and Fabric Stores

A.C. Moore
The area’s newest craft store located near Fresh Thyme in Newport.

Home Improvement Stores


Home Depot





A store of Swedish descent with a wide selection of eclectic furniture and housewares, a fun place to browse. And their $2 breakfast deal isn’t too bad.



Office Supplies

Staples is the closest office supply store, at Reading and Liberty.

Office Depot

Best Buy

Outlet Malls

Tanger Outlets
About 65 miles from GBSC, in Jeffersonville, OH towards Columbus.

Cincinnati Premium Outlets
About 30 miles from GBSC, in Monroe, OH towards Dayton.

Outlet Stores

There is currently one Dillard’s outlet in the metro area located in the Eastgate Mall.

Wayfair has their only outlet store in Florence, KY.


See the Thrift page for Resale options.

Shopping Centers

Rookwood Commons Rookwood Pavilion

Newport on the Levee

Crestview Hills Town Center

Shopping Malls

Tri-County Mall
Located on the northwest side of town. Sears, Macy’s and Dillards are the anchor stores of this often-struggling mall.

Florence Mall
Located south of Cincinnati, in Florence, KY. Sears, JCPenney and Macy’s are the anchor stores. It hosts the best mall play place in the area.

Eastgate Mall
Located on the east side of Cincinnati. A well-rounded mall with Kohls, Sears, JCPenney and Dillards. A small play place is available for your childrens’ amusement.

Kenwood Towne Center
The closest mall and the most exclusive with outlets such as Macy’s, Dillards, Nordstrom, the Cheesecake Factory…and The Lego Store.