BookFest St. Louis

September 22, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Book lovers of all ages can celebrate St. Louis’ literary heritage at BookFest St. Louis, presented Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, by the Central West End Community Improvement District, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation.

The festival takes place in the heart of the Central West End, home to “Writer’s Corner” — where statues of authors and one-time St. Louisans Kate Chopin, T.S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams and William Burroughs pay homage to the neighborhood’s literary legacy.

Festival-goers will be able to enjoy ten different panels highlighting the best of contemporary literary fiction, poetry, memoir, science fiction, young adult fiction, mystery and history, as well as participate in family-friendly activities including book sales, literary crafts, live music and more within the McPherson/Euclid festival zone.

Headlining the book festival is three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Field, who will speak during a ticketed engagement at The Chase Park Plaza on Sept. 21. She will discuss her new book, “In Pieces,” a deeply searing memoir about being a woman – a famous woman – in the last half of the 20th century. We are excited to announce that all attendees who purchase tickets to this event will receive an AUTOGRAPHED hardcover copy of “In Pieces.” To purchase tickets, click here.

For the full 2018 Festival Lineup, visit