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 . . .
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Next Saturday, 11/24: #ShopSmall with Left Bank Books this Small Business Saturday! Join us for a special storytime, grab a literary cocktail during happy hour, go on a blind date with a book, and more! For a list of the day's activities, visit https://t.co/kLIvJyLa4s. https://t.co/Sy8qUzG6SR
Tonight, 11/17: LBB & @ArchonStl present an SF STL event with author and co-creator of @NightValeRadio & @AlicePodcast Joseph Fink ( @PlanetofFinks), who will sign and discuss his new novel, ALICE ISN'T DEAD! 7pm in store. https://t.co/foSnMX7DqA https://t.co/GrtAzacV0I
Are you ready to #ShopSmall with us on Small Business Saturday? Join us for a special Grinch-themed children's storytime, partake in Holiday Happy Hour, go on a Blind Date with a Book, and more! For a full list of the day's activities, visit https://t.co/kLIvJyLa4s . https://t.co/CtWa4PYrei
#MWConX Pick: Jean Thompson's A CLOUD IN THE SHAPE OF A GIRL is a brilliant and moving family saga about three generations of women fighting to find freedom, happiness and self-fulfillment in their small Midwestern college town. https://t.co/GSV59StPbW https://t.co/zZ3tmNIv1N
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We wish an elated congratulations to St. Louis's own Justin Phillip Reed, whose book INDECENCY won the 2018 National Book Foundation Award for Poetry! Congratulations also to fellow winners Sigrid Nunez (THE FRIEND), Jeffrey C. Stewart (THE NEW NEGRO), Yoko Tawada & Margaret Mitsutani (THE...
Celebrate your favorite bookstore (we hope that's us!) with the #LoveYourBookstore Challenge! Now through November 16th, stop by for a visit, snap a photo of a favorite book, post about it on social media, and challenge your friends to do the same! Besides...
Thirsty for a new novel?! Poppy’s Pick of the week is… Left Bank Books! Poppy is a big believer in supporting local businesses and Left Bank is the largest locally owned bookstore in STL. Don’t like books but think Jon Hamm is handsome? Check out...
Two very exciting updates to our event with Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) on November 17th:
- He will now be joined in conversation by St. Louis native and Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Hamm!
- The event will now take place...