Best Of 2023

While there are plenty of great used bookstores in Cincinnati, Duttenhofer's Books stands out as a particularly special one. An unassuming storefront on West McMillan Street in Clifton, Duttenhofer's has a wide selection of used books at very affordable prices. The bookstore has an excellent selection of poetry, art, local history, philosophy and plenty more — it's nearly impossible to leave empty-handed. If you don't happen to find exactly what you came for, you're certain to walk away with something new and exciting — perhaps a beautiful coffee-table book full of glossy Cézanne reproductions, or a first edition of your favorite novel. At the very least, you can always grab a few free, handmade bookmarks from the counter. duttenhofers.com.

Shops & Services

Shops & Services
Here are the 2023 Best Of Cincinnati® Reader and Staff Pick winners for Shops & Services.
  1. Jungle Jim's International Market
  2. The Party Source
  3. Liquor Barn (Formerly DEP's Fine Wine & Spirits) TIE
    4. Marty's Hops and Vines TIE

Boys, keep out! Explorer Chick has women-only tours all over the world, but they call Cincinnati their home. With trips ranging from backpacking in the Grand Canyon to glamping in Belize, the tours focus on exploring new places and getting your heart and blood pumping for adventure. The website makes it easy to book  — sort tours by where you want to go and what kind of experience you want to have. Up for hiking? Rappelling? Surfing? All three? Click on those options and see where Explorer Chick can take you. And if none of your gal pals can go with you, don’t worry; it’s super-easy to bond with and befriend the other badass ladies on your trip. explorerchick.com.


  1. Beelistic Tattoo

  2. Skincraft Piercing & Tattoo

  3. Hybrid Image

  1. Cincinnati Museum Center
  2. Parky’s Farm
  3. Super Parties TIE
    4. Dave & Buster’s TIE

  1. Top Golf

  2. Toyko Kitty

  3. MadTree Brewing


  1. Richter & Phillips

  2. Schwartz Jewelers

  3. Monmouth Jewelers


  1. Fern

  2. Natorp's Nursery Outlet

  3. A.J. Rahn Greenhouses


  1. Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center

  2. McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center

  3. The Plastic Surgery Group


  1. Apollo Home

  2. Jolly Plumbing

  3. Zins Plumbing


  1. Tiffany Brogden

  2. Jordan Nicely

  3. Nick Foltz


  1. Sibcy Cline

  2. Keller Williams Realty

  3. Pivot Realty Group


  1. Maple Knoll Village

  2. Twin Lakes

  3. Marjorie P. Lee


  1. Mt. Lookout Shoe Repair

  2. D & P Shoe Repair

  3. Clarence Howell Shoe Repair


  1. Jungle Jim's International Market

  2. Hemptations

  3. High on the Hill


  1. H&R Block

  2. The Tax Man

  3. Orcutt & Company CPA


  1. Churchill's Fine Teas

  2. Jungle Jim’s International Market

  3. Coffee Emporium


  1. Christ Hospital Urgent Care Red Bank Rd.

  2. Bluegrass Urgent Care

  3. CareFirst Urgent Care - Beechmont


  1. Cincy Vapors

  2. Lefty's Tobacco Plus

  3. Galaxy Vapors


  1. Noah's Ark Animal Clinics

  2. Animal Care Center

  3. Grady Veterinary Hospital