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Jewell Parker Rhodes

Thu., April 19, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, who will sign and discuss her new middle grade novel, "Ghost Boys"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Ghost Boys" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/jewell-parker-rhodes
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Jewell Parker Rhodes

Faculty Book Talk: Tim Bono

Tue., April 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
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@ Washington University, Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Tim Bono will discuss “When Likes Aren’t Enough” (Grand Central Publishing). In his book, Bono tackles the ever-popular subject of happiness and well-being but reframes it for a younger reader, their families and communities, as they struggle with Instagram envy and high-stakes testing, college rejections and often a feeling of unworthiness. Bono is an assistant dean and lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. A reception will follow the discussion. Free and open to the public. Free

https://library.wustl.edu/event/faculty-book-talk-tim-bono/?rd=20180424
Washington University (map)
Forsyth & Skinker boulevards
University City
phone 314-935-5000
Faculty Book Talk: Tim Bono

Richard Rothstein

Wed., April 25, 5:30 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes author and housing policy expert Richard Rothstein, who will sign and discuss his book, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Governent Segregated America"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "The Color of Law" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research, Richard Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how the process of housing segregation began with explicit racial zoning. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/richard-rothstein

Independent Bookstore Day 2018

Sat., April 28, 10 a.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Last Saturday in April: Join the Party! Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, scavenger hunts, kids events, readings, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. For a full list of exclusive merchandise and a full schedule of featured events, visit left-bank.com/event/ibd-2018! Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/ibd-2018
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Independent Bookstore Day 2018

National Poetry Month Reading: Aaron Coleman & Eileen G'Sell

Mon., April 30, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books presents a reading in honor of National Poetry Month with poets Aaron Coleman, author of "Threat Come Close," and Eileen G'Sell, author of "Life After Rugby"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase will be required to enter the signing line. Aaron Coleman is the author of the chapbook "St. Trigger," which won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize, and his first full-length collection, "Threat Come Close," is forthcoming from Four Way Books. Eileen G'Sell's first full-length book, "Life After Rugby," is out now from Gold Wake Press. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/coleman-gsell
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
National Poetry Month Reading: Aaron Coleman & Eileen G'Sell

Seamus McGraw

Tue., May 1, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes award-winning author Seamus McGraw, who will sign and discuss his new book, "A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "A Thirsty Land" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. he most comprehensive—and comprehensible—book on contemporary water issues, "A Thirsty Land" delves deep into the challenges faced not just by Texas but by the nation as a whole, as we struggle to find a way to balance the changing forces of nature. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/seamus-mcgraw
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Seamus McGraw

One Book, One Kirkwood with Stephanie Powell Watts

Wed., May 2, 7-8 p.m.
phone 314-821-5770

Author event: This year’s choice for One Book, One Kirkwood is “No One is Coming to Save Us” by Stephanie Powell Watts. “Patient yet rich…Watts powerfully depicts the struggles many Americans face trying to overcome life’s inevitable disappointments. But it’s the compassion she feels for her characters’ vulnerability and desires…that make the story so relevant and memorable.” — Publishers Weekly free

https://kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org/event/one-book-one-kirkwood-author-event-stephanie-powell-watts/?instance_id=23324
Kirkwood Public Library (map)
140 E. Jefferson
Kirkwood
phone 314-821-5770
One Book, One Kirkwood with Stephanie Powell Watts

Steenz: Archival Quality

Wed., May 2, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis illustrator Christina "Steenz" Stewart, who will sign and discuss her new graphic novel, "Archival Quality"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Archival Quality" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. After losing her job at the library, Cel Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/steenz
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Steenz: Archival Quality

Bob Tewksbury

Thu., May 3, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Tewksbury, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Ninety Percent Mental" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. In "Ninety Percent Mental," Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach two fabled franchises. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/bob-tewksbury
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Bob Tewksbury

St. Louis Storytelling Festival Finale

Sat., May 5, 7:30 p.m.
phone 314-516-4949
ticket@umsl.edu

The St. Louis Storytelling Festival, now in its 39th year, celebrates the masterful art of storytelling. This free annual event, presented by the University of Missouri Extension’s Community Arts Program, concludes at the Touhill with grand finale showcase performances of the Festival’s featured storytellers. Save the date! A complete list of the 2018 storytellers is still to be announced. For more details, please visit Touhill.org closer to the event date. To learn more about the Storytelling Festival, visit www.extension.missouri.edu/storytelling. Free

https://www.touhill.org/events/detail/st-louis-storytelling-festival-finale
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Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center (map)
1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road
North St. Louis County
phone 314-516-4949
St. Louis Storytelling Festival Finale

Areva Martin

Mon., May 7, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books and Maryville Women & Leadership welcome St. Louis native, award-winning civil rights attorney and talk show host who will sign and discuss her new book, "Make It Rain: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business & Brand," with Marylen Mann! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Make It Rain" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. In "Make It Rain," Areva Martin, one of America's most sought-after thought leaders, breaks the silence to reveal what insiders know about the power of media. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/areva-martin
Maryville University of St. Louis (map)
650 Maryville University Dr
Creve Coeur
phone 314-529-9300
Areva Martin

Observable Readings

Mon., May 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
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The Observable Reading Series on May 7 will feature Camille Guthrie, Lorin Cuoco, and Sally Ball. Brought to you by St. Louis Poetry Center, the Observable Series welcomes poets to Dressel’s Public House (CWE). Reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs loft of the restaurant. Free, Suggested $5 donation at the door

http://stlouispoetrycenter.org/observable/
Dressel's (map)
419 N. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-361-1060
Observable Readings

SF STL: Charles Soule

Tue., May 8, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books presents an SF STL event with comic book writer Charles Soule, who will sign and discuss his debut novel, "The Oracle Year"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "The Oracle Year" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule’s audacious debut novel takes readers on a rollicking ride where it’s impossible to predict what will happen next. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/charles-soule

Adrian Todd Zuniga

Wed., May 9, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes author, Literary Death Match founder, and former St. Louisan Adrian Todd Zuniga, who will sign and discuss his new novel, "Collision Theory"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Collision Theory" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. A dazzling debut from Adrian Todd Zuniga, "Collision Theory" is a headlong and heartaching modern masterwork. It’s suddenness, unexpectedness, humor, and humanity make for an unforgettable read. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/adrian-todd-zuniga
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Adrian Todd Zuniga

SF STL: Tessa Graton, Sue Burke, K. Arsenault Rivera

Thu., May 10, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL and Tor #FearlessWomen event with authors Tessa Graton, Sue Burke, and K. Arsenault Rivera, who will sign and discuss their new books "The Queens of Innis Lear," "Semiosis," and "The Tiger's Daughter"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of one of the featured titles will be required to enter the signing line. For more information please visit left-bank.com/event/fearless-women. Free

http://left-bank.com/event/fearless-women
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