Founded in 1969, Left Bank Books is the oldest and largest independently-owned bookstore in St. Louis, and offers a full line of new and used books and services. Our mission is to spark public conversation by curating an intelligent, relevant and culturally diverse selection of books and hosting a world-class author event series.
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St. Louis’ most exciting literary event is back!
BookFest St. Louis returns to the Central West End on September 21-22, and will feature an exciting mix of author events and activities . . .
On September 22, 2018, St. Louisans can celebrate literature and literary arts at the second annual BookFest St. Louis.
The event is proudly presented by the Central West End Business Community Improvement . . .
It’s time to thank the man who has always been the hero in your life! We’ve compiled a list of the BEST Father’s Day gift ideas for every type . . .