Albert Pyle Obituary, Death – Albert Pyle, who has served as the director of the Mercantile Library for more than twenty years, has decided to step down from his position as director of the library and pursue other professional opportunities. It has a long history of attracting cultural notables to the city, and it is considered as the “literary core” of Cincinnati. Additionally, the area has a rich history. This organization, which has a long history of bringing renowned cultural figures to the city, will no longer have him as a member moving forward.

This tradition may be traced all the way back to the time when Harriet Beecher Stowe and Ralph Waldo Emerson were both still very much alive. Before Pyle started working at the Mercantile in the 1980s and 1990s, he was a writer of mystery fiction and a contributor to this magazine. During that time, the Mercantile published some of his work. He maintained a career throughout those same decades as well. There, he made regular use of his humor to make light of the peculiarities of the city; this is a practice that he has continued in more recent times, as he was the one who thought of the concept for our grumpy columnist, Dr. Know. In that capacity, he responded to queries that readers had presented regarding the uniqueness of our city, and during his time in office, he came up with the name “Boehnerbelt.” It appears as though we are constantly looking to him for solutions of some type. The irony is that in that role, he was responsible for responding to questions posed by readers about the idiosyncrasies of our community. We came to the conclusion that it would be a good idea to interrogate him further with a few more questions before he gets back on his bike and rides home to complete catching up on his reading. Before he does this, we will grill him with a few more questions.