Author Events

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


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


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

Publication Party: Michael Kahn - The Flinch Factor

Michael Kahn

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

In the years that have passed since we last saw Rachel Gold, she's become a mother, then a much-grieving widow, and now she is embroiled in a lost cause--the Frankenstein Case. Rejoin St. Louis author Michael Kahn's heroine in his newest book, The Flinch Factor. Refreshments will be served at this special publication event with the author.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

Michael Kahn - The Flinch Factor

Michael KahnThis Event is has been rescheduled to 7/30.  Check back for more details.

Several years have passed since we last saw Rachel Gold, star of St. Louis suspense author Michael Kahn's popular series. In The Flinch Factor, she represents a blue-collar neighborhood fighting a powerful developer intent on bulldozing their homes to erect a swanky gated community

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:00pm


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