Book News: 9.13.17
» Bibliophiles will want to make sure they clear their calendars Sept. 22 and 23. The Central West End, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation are presenting the first annual BookFest St. Louis, an event that celebrates literature and the literary arts. The festival also spotlights the rich cultural history of the Central West End. “It was a natural fit for us to bring our mission of curating an intelligent and culturally diverse selection of books together with our deep commitment to the Central West End and St. Louis,” Left Bank Books co-owner Kris Kleindienst says. The shop is St. Louis’ oldest independent bookstore. BookFest attendees can look forward to stimulating panels, family-friendly programming, live music and booths hosted by St. Louis arts and literary institutions. The event also will host a variety of locally and internationally renowned authors, including Sherman Alexie, Ann Leckie, George Hodgman and Charlie Jane Anders.
» Book lovers can share some of the best things about St. Louis with kids! The StL is featured in 50 Cities of the U.S.A., written by Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero. The book highlights St. Louis history and famous natives, and even provides a list of fun local outings!