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Ben Winters - Countdown City

Ben Winters

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

New York Times bestseller and Washington University alumnus Ben Winters will be reading from and signing the second installment of the Last Policeman trilogy, Countdown City. As the world's inevitable demise draws near, former Concord police detective Hank Palace starts on a mission to find missing Brett Cavatone when his wife, Hank's former baby sitter, begs him to take the case.

 

 

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 7:00pm

Rafe Esquith - Real Talk for Real Teachers

Rafe Esquith

MICDS 

Rafe Esquith will offer the wisdom for educators, parents, and everyone concerned with education from Real Talk for Real Teachers. He recognizes that new teachers and veteran educators need different kinds of nourishment, whether it's encouragement to see through a teacher's difficult early years, advice on midcareer classroom building, or novel ideas for how longtime educators can put their expertise to work. The evening will end with a book signing. Tickets are $30 and include one copy of Real Talk for Real Teachers, and can be purchased at http://realtalk.brownpapertickets.com.

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Laura Nowlin - If He Had Been With Me

Lauren Nowlin

St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch 

Laura Nowlin will be speaking about her debut Young Adult novel, If He Had Been With Me. Throughout their whole childhood, Finn and Autumn were inseparable. But one incident in middle school puts them in separate social worlds come high school. One other incident in the summer before college has Autumn wondering "what if."

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 11:00am

Victoria Wilcox - Inheritance

Victoria Wilcox

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Victoria Wilcox will discuss Inheritance, the first installment of her trilogy on the life of Doc Holliday. Before Doc Holliday was a Western legend he was a Southern son, born in the last days of the Old South. In Inheritance, set during the turbulent times of the American Civil War, young John Henry Holliday welcomes home his heroic father and learns a terrible secret about his beloved mother.

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

Theron Humphrey - Maddie On Things

Left Bank Books - Downtown Join us downtown where Theron Humphrey will speak on his new photography collection, Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project about Dogs and Physics. Humphrey and Maddie will sign and "pawtograph" books. Maddie is a sweet-tempered coonhound who accompanied her owner on a yearlong, cross-country trip while Humphrey took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: standing on things.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

Linda Hull - Eternally 21

Linda Hull

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Join us for a reading of Linda Hull's Eternally 21, the newest Mrs. Frugalicious mystery. While Maddie is researching "frugasm"-worthy deals on holiday shopping for teens, Eternally 21 store manager Laila DeSimone expires on the floor. When evidence points to Maddie as the prime suspect, she must track down the real culprit.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 7:00pm

Night Out with Lauren Weisberger - Revenge Wears Prada

Missouri History Museum 

Join Left Bank Books, The Missouri History Museum and ALIVE Magazine for an event with Lauren Weisberger for the sequel to her New York Times bestseller-turned-hit film, The Devil Wears Prada! Weisberger will read from Revenge Wears Prada, take questions, and sign books. Guests who purchase a copy of the book at the event will be given a priority reserved place in the signing line.

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

Local Social: Ben Hilliker - The Tale of Willy Willys

Ben Hilliker

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

This is our kick-off event of the Cetral West End's Second Friday celebration! Ben Hilliker, author of The Tale of Willy Willys, will be bring his 1926 Willys Overland touring car outside our store. Bring the whole family and Ben Hilliker will show how he restored this historic car. The Tale of Willy Willys features artwork by Robert Shay and will delight children of all age with the tale of Willy Willys over the past 90 years.

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5:00pm

Sauce Celebrity Chef Series: Marcus Samuelsson - Yes, Chef

Marcus Samuelsson

Monarch 

Join us for this special Sauce Celebrity Chef Series event. Marcus Samuelsson’s memoir, Yes, Chef, chronicles Samuelsson's journey from his grandmother's kitchen to his arrival in New York City, where his outsized talent and ambition finally come together at Aquavit, earning him a New York Times three-star rating at the age of twenty-four. Samuelsson will read from his memoir while guests enjoy a meal inspired by the book. Tickets are $75 and include admission for one, a copy of Yes, Chef, and dinner, and can be purchased here.

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 6:00pm

SOLD OUT: Jim Gaffigan - Dad Is Fat

Jim Gaffigan

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT 

The Ethical Society 

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan will be interviewed by Charlie Brennan for a special edition of the Fontbonne University-KMOX Book of the Month Club. Gaffigan, who is best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonalds, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children--everything from cousins to toddler communication skills. Guests will receive signing line tickets as they purchase Dad Is Fat from Left Bank Books. Guests who bring their own copy of the book for Jim Gaffigan to sign will be able to have their books signed after those with signing line tickets have had their books signed.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

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