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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is focused on empowering Black and Latinx writers. We encourage book club ambassadors to highlight classic novels written by  Black women (i.e. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison) and bring visibility to debut authors like Elizabeth Acevedo, Brit Bennett, and Tomi Adeyemi. Our curated reading list celebrates the work of underrepresented writers and encourages readers who feel inspired by what we’re doing to be a part of our community.

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Behold the Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780525509714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 26th, 2017

July 2020 Well-Read Black Girl reading group selection


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Heads of the Colored People: Stories Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781501168000
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Published: 37 Ink - January 22nd, 2019

August 2020 Well-Read Black Girl book club selection


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Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

September 2020 Well-Read Black Girl reading group selection


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Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492679011
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 20th, 2019

October 2020 Well-Read Black Girl reading group selection


Reader Beware!

Our 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!

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In Cold Blood (Vintage International) Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780679745587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 1st, 1994

July 2020 Reader Beware Reading Group selection


Dracula's Guest Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9789389437294
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Published: Prince Classics - July 30th, 2019

Growing Things and Other Stories Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062906687
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 7th, 2020

Great Novels of the 22nd Century

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.

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The Player of Games (Culture #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316005401
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Published: Orbit - March 26th, 2008

July 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Iain M. Banks (Modern Masters of Science Fiction) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780252082504
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Published: University of Illinois Press - May 12th, 2017

August 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Space Opera Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481497503
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - December 18th, 2018

September 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Iron Dragon's Mother Cover Image
$21.59
ISBN: 9781250198259
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Published: Tor Books - June 25th, 2019

October 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Space Merchants Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250000156
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 6th, 2011

November 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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Exhalation: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101947883
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

December 2020 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


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The Stars Are Legion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481447942
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 7th, 2017

January 2021 Great Novels of the 22nd Century book club selection


Novel Ideas

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.

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A Woman Is No Man: A Novel Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780062699770
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 4th, 2020

July 2020 Novel Ideas reading group selection


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Heart of Junk: A Novel Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9781982106669
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 21st, 2020

August 2020 Novel Ideas reading group selection


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Afterlife Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

September 2020 Novel Ideas reading group selection


Lesbian Reading Group

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 downstairs at Left Bank Books in the Central West End. You will find the book we are reading for the month on this page.

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Alone Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781642470475
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Published: Bella Books - May 21st, 2019

July 2020 Lesbain Reading Group selection


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She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak Cover Image
By Azeenarh Mohammed (Editor), Chitra Nagarajan (Editor), Rafeeat Aliyu (Editor)
$13.56
ISBN: 9781911115595
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Published: Cassava Republic Press - September 12th, 2018

August 2020 Lesbian Reading Group selection


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Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

September 2020 Lesbian Reading Group selection


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Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631497896
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Published: Liveright - May 26th, 2020

October 2020 Lesbian Reading Group selectioin


Gay Men's Reading Group

Meets at Left Bank Books, 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.

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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

July 2020 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781501132742
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

August 2020 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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Find Me: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781250758071
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

September 2020 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250619488
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Published: Picador - September 22nd, 2020

Octoer 2020 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


Shakespeare Festival Reads

The Magnificoes! are interested and interesting folks who gather once a month to talk plays, poems, criticism, history, and fiction! The group began in May of 2012 just in time for that year’s production of Othello #InTheGlen by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Our long-term goal is to read all of the plays in the canon (38 of them) while enjoying the many creative works written that illuminate, complicate, and build on them.

Much Ado About Nothing (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969177
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Published: Modern Library - August 25th, 2009

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969320
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Published: Modern Library - June 14th, 2011

Troilus and Cressida (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$6.40
ISBN: 9780812969313
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Published: Modern Library - September 14th, 2010

Fools and Mortals: A Novel Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780062250896
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 8th, 2019

The Two Noble Kinsmen (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780199537457
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 15th, 2010

Cardenio: Shakespeare's Lost Play Re-Imagined Cover Image
$24.10
ISBN: 9781848421806
Availability: Special Order
Published: Nick Hern Books - February 28th, 2012

The Comedy of Errors (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969337
Availability: Backordered
Published: Modern Library - June 14th, 2011

Read the Resistance

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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Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525566182
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

March 2020 Read the Resistance book club selection


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