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Brittany Ackerman and Celeste Gainey

Thu., Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m.
phone 314-968-4491
info@bookhousestl.com

Join Brittany Ackerman as she reads from her debut memoir, The Perpetual Motion Machine! Reading is followed by a Q&A with Celeste Gainey on the writing craft, life, and literature. Synopsis: When my brother was in high school he attempted to build a perpetual motion machine, a machine that can do work indefinitely, to save the world. That machine was my brother’s experiment; this book is mine. It is in the text where I dissect our relationship and try to understand myself.

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The Book House (map)
7352 Manchester Rd
Maplewood
phone 314-968-4491

SF STL: Jasper Fforde

Wed., Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL event with bestselling author of the Thursday Next series Jasper Fforde, who will sign and discuss his new novel, "Early Riser"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Early Riser" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. In a world of bitter winters, during which the human population hibernates, the slightly crazed Winter Consuls are tasked with ensuring everyone's safety. Newbie consul Charlie learns about a rash of weird dreams, which seem innocuous enough until they start killing people. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/jasper-fforde
Ethical Society of St. Louis (map)
9001 Clayton Rd
Richmond Heights
phone 314-991-0955
SF STL: Jasper Fforde

Poetry at the Point with Travis Mossotti and Victoria Walls

Tue., Nov. 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
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Poetry at the Point on November 27 will feature poets Travis Mossotti and Victoria Walls. Poetry at the Point is held at The Focal Point in Maplewood on the 4th Tuesday of the month. This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words. The event is free. Free

http://stlouispoetrycenter.org/poetry-at-the-point/
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The Focal Point (map)
2720 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood
phone 314-560-2778
Poetry at the Point with Travis Mossotti and Victoria Walls

40th Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Through Nov. 18, 8 a.m.
phone 314-442-3152
apakett@jccstl.org

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during the first two weeks of November, with additional bookend events year-round. The range of author topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more. Now in its 40th year, the Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest in the country with more than 10,000 audience members annually. People from all backgrounds and religions come to Festival events to hear premier speakers, share their thoughts, and ask questions. See website

https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/
Jewish Community Center (map)
2 Millstone Campus Drive
Maryland Heights
phone 314-432-5700
40th Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Small Business Saturday 2018

Sat., Nov. 24, 10 a.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Shop Small with Left Bank this Small Business Saturday! Support your local indie bookstore and reinvest in your community while shopping for the perfect holiday gifts and participating in special activities throughout the day! Join us for a Grinch-themed children's storytime at 10:30am with special activities and giveaways, Holiday Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm, and all day activities including Blind Date with a Book, a Holiday Wish List photo opportunity, an audiobook sale sponsored by Libro.fm, the launch of our Angel Tree Book Drive, and more! For a full list of activities, visit left-bank.com/event/sbs18. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/sbs18
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Small Business Saturday 2018

Michelle Purdy

Tue., Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes Washington University assistant professor Michelle Purdy, who will sign and discuss her new book, Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Transforming the Elite" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Through gripping oral histories and rich archival research, this book showcases educational changes for black southerners during the civil rights movement including the political tensions confronted, struggles faced, and school cultures transformed during private school desegregation. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/michelle-purdy
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Michelle Purdy

Ann Lemons Pollack

Tue., Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis food writer Ann Lemons Pollack, who will sign and discuss her new book, "Lost Restaurants of St. Louis," at this official launch event! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Lost Restaurants of St. Louis" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. St. Louis is a food town, and there are many restaurants that have captured the heart of the city. Author Ann Lemons Pollack details these restaurants lost to time in the Gateway City. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/ann-lemons-pollack
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Ann Lemons Pollack

Peter Shinkle

Wed., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Peter Shinkle, who will sign and discuss his new book "Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler" at this Launch Party event! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Ike's Mystery Man" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. "Ike’s Mystery Man" shows that Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor Robert Cutler—working alongside Ike and also the Dulles brothers at the CIA and State Department—shaped US Cold War strategy in far more consequential ways than has been understood. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/peter-shinkle
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Peter Shinkle

Ellen King

Thu., Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes Hewn co-owner and head baker Ellen King, who will sign and discuss her new cookbook, "Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour from Hewn Bakery"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Heritage Baking" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Samples from the book will be provided for tasting at the event! These 45 foolproof recipes for delicious, nutritious breads and pastries star a wide range of artisanal flours that are now readily available to home bakers. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/ellen-king
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Ellen King

Nikki Furrer

Wed., Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com

Left Bank Books welcomes cannabis lawyer, consultant, and former Puddn’head Books owner Nikki Furrer, who will sign and discuss her new book, "A Woman's Guide to Cannabis: Using Marijuana to Feel Better, Look Better, Sleep Better—and Get High Like a Lady"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "A Woman's Guide to Cannabis" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. This guide is a woman’s handbook to demystifying the world of weed, whether it’s being used for pain relief, a moment of calm, or a fit of giggles. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/nikki-furrer
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Nikki Furrer

Chris McGreal

Wed., Jan. 16, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes Guardian reporter and former BBC journalist Chris McGreal, who will sign and discuss his new book, "American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "American Overdose" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Journeying through lives and communities wrecked by the opioid epidemic, Chris McGreal reveals not only how Big Pharma hooked Americans on powerfully addictive drugs, but the corrupting of medicine and public institutions that let the opioid makers get away with it. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/chris-mcgreal
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Chris McGreal

Christopher Castellani

Thu., April 18, 7 a.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes author and GrubStreet artistic director Christopher Castellani, who will sign and discuss his new novel, "Leading Men"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Leading Men" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/christopher-castellani
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Christopher Castellani

National Poetry Month: Holly Iglesias

Thu., April 25, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes poet and former St. Louisan Holly Iglesias, who will sign and read from her new collection, "Sleeping Things," at this special National Poetry Month event! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Sleeping Things" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Holly Iglesias is the author of three poetry collections, "Souvenirs of a Sunken World" (Kore Press), "Angles of Approach" (White Pine Press), and "Sleeping Things" (Press 53) and a critical work, "Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry" (Quale Press). Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/holly-iglesias
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
National Poetry Month: Holly Iglesias

St. Louis Writers Guild’s Holiday Gathering

Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 314-825-0061
twfendley@gmail.com

Join a celebration honoring award-winning young writers at the St. Louis Writers Guild’s annual holiday gathering from 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 1, at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63131. Find out how these fourth- through eighth-graders created stories that all began with the words: “The lunchbox began to move….” or “The book had no words….” Judging was based on originality, cohesiveness, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. It’s free to attend. All are encouraged to bring a dessert dish for sharing. Free

http://www.stlwritersguild.org
The Lodge Des Peres (map)
1050 Des Peres Road
Des Peres
phone 314-835-6150

St. Louis Poetry Center Sunday Workshop with Paul Tran

Sun., Nov. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

St. Louis Poetry Center’s signature program, the Sunday poetry workshop, for November 18 will be held 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Regional Arts Commission and will feature as critic Paul Tran. Free parking in the Pageant and Metrolink lots; Metered parking on Delmar is free on Sundays. The guest poet critic will lead the workshop and provide critique on a selection of pre-submitted poems. All poems submitted will receive written comments. Workshops are free and open to the public. Free

http://stlouispoetrycenter.org/workshops/
Regional Arts Commission (map)
6128 Delmar Blvd.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-863-5811
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