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Left Bank Books

399 North Euclid
St Louis, MO 63108

United States

314-367-6731; infoleft-bank.com

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.left-bank.com/

Events: http://www.left-bank.com/event

Twitter account: @LeftBankBooks

Description: Founded in 1969, Left Bank Books is the only independently-owned, full-service bookstore in the greater metropolitan area of St. Louis.

Located in the historic Central West End neighborhood, Left Bank Books is situated among magnificent turn-of-the-century residences and some of the best restaurants and finest art galleries in the area.

Left Bank Books has a cultural and progressive political focus. Specialties include: modern literature and poetry, the contemporary art and performing arts scene, political analysis, African-American, feminist, gay and lesbian literature; psychology and high quality, multicultural children's books. Our regular customers come from the immediate neighborhood, the greater metro area, which has a population exceeding 2.5 million people, and the two-state area of Missouri and Illinois. We offer every book in print and a vast used selection online and ship everywhere in the world.

Other features of the store include an extensive used book department and an art gallery featuring nine to twelve shows annually by local artists. We have a variety of discounts for educators and institutions. We offer a 20% discount on books selected by our registered book groups.

Owners and operators of Left Bank Books have always been intimately involved in community organizations; many are writers or artists. Some have advanced degrees in education, history, or literature. Owner Barry Leibman has a background in history and education and is an abstract/conceptual artist with many solo shows to his credit. Owner Kris Kleindienst has a degree in Women's Studies and English Literature from Washington University is a writer and political activist. She is a board member of the ACLU, and a founding board member of BUILD St. Louis. She won a Lambda Literary Award for her edited collection of essays, This Is What Lesbian Looks Like: Dyke Activists Take On the 21st Century and writes a monthly column for the Vital Voice. Owner Lisa Greening has a degree in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and is a former educator with years of experience in various bookstores.

Some of our current community collaborations include collecting books for CASA and our "Clark Elementary School Reading Project," wherein our customers sponsor thirty-five students at Clark Elementary School who will receive a book a month until the end of the year.

Left Bank Books co-sponsors readings with a host of local literary organizations, including the St. Louis Public Library and River Styx.

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Upcoming events

May
27
Katherine C. Mooney, Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack (Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm)
Katherine C. Mooney, Race horse men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack

Speaking and signing, Left Bank Books (added from Harvard University Press)
May
30
Writers Read Reading Group: Infinite Jest (Section 3) (Saturday, May 30 at 4pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of Infinite Jest (section 3) By David Foster Wallace!

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Location: Street: Left Bank Books Additional: 399 N. Euclid Ave. City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63108 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
3
Rebecca Makkai (Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm)
Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai’s stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2009, and 2010, and have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. Makkai teaches elementary school and lives north of Chicago with her husband and two daughters. (added from Random House)
Jun
3
Rebecca Makkai (Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm)
Rebecca Makkai (added from Random House)
Jun
12
Untitled event (Friday, June 12 at 7pm)
Jun
16
Shakespeare Festival Reads Reading Group: The Ides of March (Tuesday, June 16 at 7pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder!

First published in 1948, The Ides of March is a brilliant epistolary novel set in the Rome of Julius Caesar. Through imaginary letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic period of world history.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Jun
19
Judy Blume: In the Unlikely Event (Friday, June 19 at 7pm)
Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory Academy

Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books present bestselling and beloved author Judy Blume, in conversation with Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Sisterland, to discuss her new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. The conversation will be followed by a booksigning.

Ticket Information: $31 admits one and includes one copy of In the Unlikely Event. $36 admits two, includes one copy of In the Unlikely Event, and $5 will be rebatable towards the purchase of a second copy at the event.

When a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951-1952, Judy Blume was a teenager. Against this background, Blume uses her imagination to bring us the lives of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, who will be profoundly affected by these events, either directly or indirectly. We see them coping not only with grief but with first love, estranged parents, difficult friendships, familial obligations, divorce, career ambitions, a grandparent's love, a widower's hope, and everything in between. In the Unlikely Event is filled with the same warmth and authenticity that have won Blume the hearts and minds of readers of all generations. Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading...

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Location: Street: Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory Academy Additional: 425 South Lindbergh Boulevard City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63131 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
27
Writers Read Reading Group: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage (Saturday, June 27 at 4pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett!

Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments – to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband – creating a resonant portrait of a life in This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Jul
21
Shakespeare Festival Reads Reading Group: The Tragedy of Arthur (Tuesday, July 21 at 7pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of The tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips!

When their long-imprisoned con-artist father reaches the end of his life, Arthur and his twin sister become the owners of an undiscovered play by William Shakespeare that their father wants published, a final request that represents either a great literary gift or their father's last great heist.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Jul
25
Writers Read Reading Group: The Wallcreeper (Saturday, July 25 at 4pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of The wallcreeper by Nell Zink!

Nell Zink's debut novel follows a downwardly mobile secretary from Philadelphia who marries an ambitious soon-to-be-expat pharmaceutical researcher in hopes that she will never work again. They end up in Germany, where it turns out that her new husband is tougher, sneakier, more sincere, more contradictory, and smarter than she is.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Jul
28
Samuel Fromartz (Tuesday, July 28 at 00am)
Samuel Fromartz (added from Random House)
Aug
18
Shakespeare Festival Reads Reading Group: The Plantagenets (Tuesday, August 18 at 7pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of The Plantagenets by Dan Jones!

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this history, Jones resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Aug
29
Writers Read Reading Group: Redeployment (Saturday, August 29 at 4pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of Redeployment by Phil Klay!

Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Sep
15
Shakespeare Festival Reads Reading Group: Shakespeare's Restless World (Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of Shakespeare's Restless World by Neil MacGregor!

In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction, Neil MacGregor brings us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's time. This magnificent book, illustrated with color photographs throughout, invites readers to touch, smell, and feel what life was like when humankind leaped into the modern world.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Sep
26
Writers Read Reading Group: Stoner (Saturday, September 26 at 4pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of Stoner by John Williams!

John Williams's luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Oct
20
Shakespeare Festival Reads Reading Group: Richard II (Tuesday, October 20 at 7pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of Richard II by William Shakespeare!

Written in 1595, Richard II occupies a significant place in the Shakespeare canon, marking the transition from the earlier history plays dominated by civil war and stark power to a more nuanced representation of the political conflicts of England's past where character and politics are inextricably intertwined.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Oct
31
Writers Read Reading Group: Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson (Saturday, October 31 at 4pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson!

Generally considered among the greatest American poets, Emily Dickinson has been read, studied and admired by generations of literature students and poetry lovers. This modestly priced new edition presents over 100 of her best-known, best-loved poems, reprinted from authoritative early editions.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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Nov
17
Shakespeare Festival Reads Reading Group: Venus and Adonis (Tuesday, November 17 at 7pm)
Left Bank Books

Join us for a reading group discussion of "Venus and Adonis" (collected in The Sonnets and Other Poems) by Williams Shakespeare!

The Sonnets and Other Poems includes all of Shakespeare's sonnets, the long narrative poems "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece," and several other shorter works.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm).

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May
4
Untitled event (Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at unknown time)

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