We've been relying on other people's pictures and videos of the restored Central Branch of the St. Louis Public Library for the past few months, but yesterday we finally got to chance to take our own. You can do the same this Sunday, December 9.
The renovation of Cass Gilbert's hundred-year-old bui ... More >>
Two iconic symbols of Little House on the Prairie: A sunbonnet (worn by Pudd'nhead Books children's buyer Melissa Posten) and a butter churn.If you've ever read any of the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, even if it was more than a quarter-century ago, some things st ... More >>
And they say no one reads books anymore! So many people have purchased Jonathan Franzen's new novel, Freedom, that Left Bank Books is moving its September 20 book-signing event from the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library to Christ Church Cathedral.The cathedral, at 1210 Locust Street ... More >>
Spend me wisely, St. Louisans. Spend me wisely.You'll have to move fast to catch everything going down in Mound City this weekend. We've got races on bikes and in soap box cars, Wiccans, heartache, and horror, plus the U.S. soccer team going up against our one-time colonial oppressors! Looking ... More >>
Image ViaA rendering of the atrium proposed for the main library.The St. Louis Public Library announced yesterday that Emerson has donated $4 million for the construction of an atrium for the library's downtown headquarters. The donation from the St. Louis based electronics firm is the lead gift ... More >>
lulu.comThat's his work, you dirty-minded fools.Joe Schwartz, as some of you may recall, is an employee of the St. Louis Public Library who self-published his first short story collection Joe's Black T-Shirt: Short Stories About St. Louis last August. He planned to sell the book at readings aroun ... More >>
www.penguingroup.comSharon Shinn is the best local author you've never heard of. A resident of Brentwood, she's published 21 novels for adults and teenagers. Her books are a mixture of science fiction, fantasy and romance and, frankly, kick ass over all those vampires. This year Riverfront T ... More >>