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 viaPiece of Mind Books in Edwardsville closed down last summer.When you report a feature story, you don't always have the space to put in all the smaller stories you found, no matter how much you'd like to. Here's one of those that didn't make it into this week's feature, "Band of Books ... More >>
As of this morning, two of St. Louis's proudly independent bookstores have joined in the digital revolution: Subterranean Books in the Delmar Loop and Left Bank Books in the Central West End and downtown are now offering Google eBooks on their respective websites.
Both stores have been selli ... More >>
No photos were allowed while Franzen was reading (Kris Kleindienst threatened violence), but imagine, if you will, him standing behind this podium in a dark gray checked shirt and jeans.All hail the Mighty Franzen, who finally returned to his hometown last night, just days after his anointmen ... 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 >>
Sure you've heard of a foreign exchange student, but have you heard of a foreign-exchange bookseller?IEEWLydie HazikimanaKris Kleindienst, a co-owner of Left Bank Books, hadn't either, until last week when she received an e-mail from her friend Lisa Hollenbeck, who owns the Alpine Shop. The National ... More >>
Left Bank Books, the venerable Central West End bookstore that recently turned 39 "for the first time," in the words of events coordinator Danielle Borsch, held a grand opening celebration at its new downtown location, 321 North Tenth Street, last night.Ben Brantley, the eleven-year-old son of co-ow ... More >>