About Fourth & Sycamore

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Welcome to Fourth & Sycamore, the literary journal of the Greenville Public Library located in Greenville, Ohio.

Fourth & Sycamore provides book reviews, author interviews, other thoughtful book-related content, and original creative writing for our readers.

The name Fourth & Sycamore refers to the street corner on which our 110-year-old library building resides. We chose the name to emphasize that while the books we discuss here allow our minds to explore the world, we are here to serve the local community in which we live. The knowledge contained within the walls of our building explores every continent of the earth and even the oceans and outer space, but that building itself sits in the small town of Greenville that gives our institution its name, and our library is here to provide reading and resources for that town.

Our editor and lead critic at Fourth & Sycamore is Amanda Rodeheffer-Olson. Amanda is joined by dozens of other writers around the country and around the world. The reviews, essays, and creative writing by individual authors featured on this journal reflect the opinions of those authors exclusively, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Fourth & Sycamore or Greenville Public Library.

Please take the time to subscribe to our site so you can be notified when new content is published. You can do so on the right sidebar by subscribing to either the RSS feed or email notifications. Feel free to comment on our articles and share your thoughts with us about the books and topics we discuss. Fourth & Sycamore also has a Tumblr called 520 & 4th where we share very cool old photographs of our historic library. In addition, you can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can contact our editor at fourthsycamore (at) gmail.com.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. We look forward to seeing you here again!


  1. I would like to submit a poetry book review of Marianne Szlak’s On the Other Side of the Window, published by Pski’s Porch Publishing in Lockport, N.Y. I am an English professor at SUNY Erie in Buffalo, N.Y. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Thank you,

    Perry Nicholas


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