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Left Bank Books 50th Anniversary Party

October 25, 2019   •   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  •   Cost: $30

Left Bank Books — St. Louis’ oldest independent bookstore — is turning 50! Come celebrate and party like it’s 1969!


Join in the festivities at The Mahler Ballroom as they celebrate a half century of bookselling, activism, and good times. Featuring the music of singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and composer, Katarra Parson. Tickets are available now!


Tickets give you access to:

Cash Bar

Light Refreshments

Door Prizes

Birthday presentations by select authors, booksellers and others

Surprises (the good kind)

Birthday Cake

Silent auction of 50 years of Left Bank memorabilia to benefit the Left Bank Books Foundation

Dress: Casual. Really.


Left Bank Books opened in 1969 by a group of graduate students at Washington University who wanted to create a place where one could find all kinds of literature. They are the oldest and largest independently-owned full-line bookstore in St. Louis, and they offer a full-line of new and used books, gifts, cards, magazines, toys and services. They’ve grown and changed throughout their 50 years, but their mission still remains the same – to spark public conversation by curating an intelligent, relevant, culturally diverse selection of books.

Participating Members:

Left Bank Books