The Friends of the Public Library — a nonprofit arm of Cincinnati Public Library — has used paperbacks galore for just $1 at the organization’s used bookstore and warehouse. The selection, especially when you’re on the hunt for mass-market paperbacks, is outstanding and covers every fiction genre. Whether you’re looking for a few of those ’80s romance novels with a bare-chested Fabio on the cover or you’re trying to make your way through Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries (with recipes!), chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for — along with a few other books you’ll probably have to make room for on your reading list. cincylibraryfriends.org.
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.