Brett Gregory, Eliza Wood-Obenauf, and Eric Obenauf in the newly leased HQ space on Parsons Ave, June 2017.
Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, a locally owned and operated mom-and-pop shop, is an indie bookstore, event space, bar, and cafe (plant-based) located on the southside of Columbus, Ohio. Our bookshop carries a carefully curated list of titles almost exclusively devoted to independently published literature. Our bar serves cocktails, wine, and draft beer (with Hoof Hearted Brewing on tap). And our cafe serves locally roasted coffee (from One Line and Hoof Hearted) and house-made sandwiches, salads, and dips. Our event space features a wide range of offerings from panel discussions, local and touring author readings, musicians, magicians, trivia, themed storytelling, poetry open mics, and more!
Two Dollar Radio (the book publishing company) was started in 2005 by Eric Obenauf and Eliza Wood-Obenauf, a husband-and-wife team with a love of books. The original impetus to start our own indie book publishing company came on the heels of reading Andre Schiffrin's The Business of Books. In 2013 we added a film production arm, Moving Pictures, and then, after operating out of our living room for 12 years, and with lots of help and planning, we expanded into a retail space on the southside of Columbus, Ohio, in 2017, and named it Two Dollar Radio Headquarters! Our motivation to open a brick and mortar came from a desire to interact with our broader community of book lovers here in the Midwest, to be able to provide a cozy meeting and event space, and to encourage the reading not only of our titles, but of exciting, stellar work being published by other independent presses from around the country and abroad.
The same passion we have for literature extends to eating and drinking, which led us to develop a zesty, zingy, highly curated cafe and bar menu featuring our favorite foods and drinks!
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Eric Obenauf building the bar stools, July 2017.
Brett Gregory and Eric Obenauf with the brand new espresso machine, August 2017.
Eliza Wood-Obenauf painting Eric Obenauf's unicorn mural, September 2017.