Sometime today, if you're lucky, somebody will shove a paperback book in your face and demand you take it home and read it. There are worse fates that could befall a person.
The reason for this ardent promotion of literacy is World Book Night. A conglomeration of publishers, booksellers, librarians ... More >>
image viaWatch out, she may be packing an iPhone.As everybody knows, the Christmas-shopping season is the most hectic time to be in retail -- as both a seller and as a consumer -- and this year, there's an extra frisson of excitement in St. Louis bookstores, thanks to some corporate espionage ... More >>
It started off innocently enough. The St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance had a meeting to discuss holiday plans. It came up with Hope for the Holidays, a book drive sort of like the one Left Bank Books had held last year: In addition to their other purchases, customers could buy a book ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/videocrimeLeibman, far left, and the Left Bank family.If you've ever paid a visit to Left Bank Books, odds are you've seen Barry Leibman. He's the mustachioed gray-haired gent with the owlish glasses who variously rings up your purchases, guides you through the store's maze of s ... More >>