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Black Experience

This new reading group is open to new members that will discuss issues related to the African American experience. If you are interested, please contact Shane for more information.

They meet at Left Bank Books on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

2018 Titles

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The Sellout Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador USA - March 1st, 2016

April 2018 The Black Experience Book Club selection


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An American Marriage Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9781616201340
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

May 2018 The Black Experience Book Club selection


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Getting to Happy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451233349
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Published: Berkley Books - June 7th, 2011

June 2018 The Black Experience Book Club selection


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High Cotton Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312420222
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Published: Picador USA - February 7th, 2017

July 2018 The Black Experience Book Club selection


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Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

August 2018 The Black Experience Book Club selection


Reader Beware!

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

Our newest book group reads Horror! Reader Beware! meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the basement of Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO to talk about all the scary stories!

 

2018 Titles

January 9th, 2018, 7pm: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

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Rosemary's Baby Cover Image
By Ira Levin, Otto Penzler (Introduction by)
$11.96
ISBN: 9781605981109
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Published: Pegasus Books - April 20th, 2010

April 2018 Reader Beware reading group selection


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Frankenstein in Baghdad Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780143128793
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Published: Penguin Books - January 23rd, 2018

May 2018 Reader Beware reading group selection


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The Grip of It Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374536916
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Published: Fsg Originals - August 1st, 2017

June 2018 Reader Beware reading group selection


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Hex Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765378811
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Published: Tor Books - April 4th, 2017

July 2018 Reader Beware reading group selection


Great Novels of the 22nd Century

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

Science fiction reading group, hosted by Left Bank Books, moderated by Mark W. Tiedemann. We explore novels that reflect the potential of SF as both intellectually challenging and excellent writing. This group meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month downstairs in the store at 7:00pm.

Questions? Send them to Mark at mark.t@left-bank.com, or call the store at 314-367-6731.

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Lord of Light Cover Image
$11.19
ISBN: 9780060567231
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Published: Voyager - March 30th, 2010

May 2018 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Power Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780316547611
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

June 2018 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553380965
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Published: Spectra Books - May 2nd, 2000

July 2018 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780312426941
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Published: Picador USA - June 12th, 2007

August 2018 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Archangel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781630230111
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Published: Arche Press - May 12th, 2015

September 2018 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr Cover Image
By John Crowley, Melody Newcomb (Illustrator)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781481495592
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Published: Saga Press - October 24th, 2017

October 2018 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Provenance Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316388672
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Published: Orbit - September 26th, 2017

November 2018 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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CrossTalk Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345540690
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 1st, 2017

December 2018 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


Novel Ideas

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

Lunchtime reading group, featuring each month's book at 20% off. Novel Ideas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid, selecting and discussing books of contemporary literary fiction. Interested? New members are encouraged to read the book and show up.

2018 Titles

January 24th, 2018: My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

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Lila Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781250074843
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Published: Picador USA - October 6th, 2015

April 2018 Novel Ideas reading group selection


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Fishbowl Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9781250105882
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 1st, 2016

May 2018 Novel Ideas reading group selection


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

June 2018 Novel Ideas reading group selection


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The Nix Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101970348
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

July 2018 Novel Ideas reading group selection


Lesbian Reading Group

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

The Left Bank Books Lesbian Reading Group is open to the public and welcomes LGBTQI women and our friends. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. We generally meet at 7:15pm (new time!) downstairs at Left Bank Books in the Central West End. You will find the book we are reading for the month on this page. If you have any questions, please email Shane at shane.m@left-bank.com.

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Voyager - July 5th, 2016

April 2018 Lesbian Reading Group selection


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Weekend Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781551526355
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 31st, 2016

May 2018 Lesbian Reading Group selection


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Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme Cover Image
By Ivan Coyote (Editor), Zena Sharman (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551523972
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 3rd, 2011

June 2018 Lesbian Reading Group selection


Gay Men's Reading Group

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

Meets at Left Bank Books, Central West End, St. Louis, MO on the fourth Thursday of every month. Open to gay men and our friends. 

The group meets monthly in the basement of Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO 63108. If you would like to join, feel free to join our discussion. We do ask that you have read the book or at least a significant portion of the book for the discussion.

Curious about the group's tastes? Check out some of the group's previous reads:

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Now & Then Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590216224
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Published: Lethe Press - April 12th, 2016

April 2018 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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Other Voices, Other Rooms (Vintage International) Cover Image
$12.76
ISBN: 9780679745648
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Published: Vintage - February 1st, 1994

May 2018 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345805836
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Published: Anchor Books - September 20th, 2016

June 2018 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life & Times of Harvey Milk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780312560850
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Published: Griffin - October 14th, 2008

July 2018 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780819567147
Availability: Backordered
Published: Wesleyan - December 15th, 2004

August 2018 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


Shakespeare Festival Reads

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

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Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780804141314
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Published: Hogarth Press - May 16th, 2017

April 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Romeo and Juliet (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$6.40
ISBN: 9780812969214
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Published: Modern Library - August 25th, 2009

May 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802127969
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Published: Grove Press - April 17th, 2018

June 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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The Taming of the Shrew (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$9.00
ISBN: 9780812969290
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Published: Modern Library - September 14th, 2010

July 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969382
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Published: Modern Library - September 13th, 2011

August 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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London Fog: The Biography Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780674979819
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - December 1st, 2017

September 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Macbeth (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969160
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Published: Modern Library - April 14th, 2009

October 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Falstaff: Give Me Life (Shakespeare's Personalities) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501164149
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 3rd, 2018

November 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


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Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780198819998
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 8th, 2018

December 2018 Shakespeare Festival Reads book club selection


Read the Resistance

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

Formerly #FergusonReads, Read the Resistance will broaden its scope to talk about social justice affecting our community. This reading group is an attempt to add some civility and context to the mix by exploring race, class, gender, and other issues, not only in St. Louis, but America as a whole.

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Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781620973493
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Published: New Press - February 13th, 2018

April 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$11.96
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

May 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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March: Book Two Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$15.96
ISBN: 9781603094009
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - January 20th, 2015

May 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Black Deutschland Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250117977
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Published: Picador USA - February 7th, 2017

June 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590518991
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Published: Other Press (NY) - August 1st, 2017

July 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Long Way Down Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438254
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Published: Atheneum Books - October 24th, 2017

August 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

September 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316382939
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Published: Hachette Books - October 3rd, 2017

October 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Delicious Foods Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316284936
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 19th, 2016

November 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Dumplin' Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062327192
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - March 14th, 2017

December 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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