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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.

**This group is meeting virtually on Zoom for an invitation to join email shane.m@left-bank.com**

Black Girls Must Be Magic: A Novel (Black Girls Must Die Exhausted #2) Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780063137929
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 1st, 2022

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!

**This reading group has moved to virtual meetings**

Dissolving Classroom Cover Image
$10.36
ISBN: 9781942993858
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Published: Vertical Comics - January 31st, 2017

Gwen, in Green (Paperbacks from Hell) Cover Image
By Hugh Zachary, Will Errickson (Introduction by)
$13.59
ISBN: 9781954321557
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Valancourt Books - December 7th, 2021

The Hole: A Novel Cover Image
By Hye-young Pyun, Sora Kim-Russell (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781628729917
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Published: Arcade - October 23rd, 2018

Ring Shout Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250767028
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Published: Tordotcom - October 13th, 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.

Due to Coronavirus, the meeting format for this reading group is changing to an online space. Please visit the Great Novels of the 22nd Century Facebook Group for updates.

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The Echo Wife Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781250174673
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Published: Tor Books - May 24th, 2022

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The Echo Wife Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250174666
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Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2021

Bright Moment and Others Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9781680571912
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Wordfire Press - July 14th, 2021

Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345457684
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Published: Del Rey - March 4th, 2003

Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250781253
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Published: Tor Books - June 8th, 2021

The Actual Star: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063002890
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Published: Harper Voyager - September 14th, 2021

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The Unraveling Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781645660309
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Published: Erewhon - June 7th, 2022

Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1985 Cover Image
By Andrew Nette (Editor), Iain McIntyre (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781629638836
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Published: PM Press - November 16th, 2021

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.

**Note that all meetings have been moved virtually** Contact Shane.m@left-bank.com for your invitation to join.

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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel Cover Image
$23.16
ISBN: 9780385545136
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

No One Is Talking About This: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780593189597
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 15th, 2022

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The Sentence Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

Klara and the Sun: A novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593311295
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Published: Vintage - March 1st, 2022

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Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593330982
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Published: Dutton - June 28th, 2022

Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316496414
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 25th, 2021

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 7:00pm downstairs at Left Bank Books in the Central West End. You will find the book we are reading for the month on this page.

**Note that this reading group will also have virtual access via Zoom email Shane (email above) for link to join**

The Chosen and the Beautiful Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$14.39
ISBN: 9781250820129
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Published: Tordotcom - March 29th, 2022

Red Tide at Heron Bay Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781642472820
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Published: Bella Books - July 20th, 2021

Meddling Kids: A Novel (Blumhouse Books) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781101974445
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Published: Anchor - May 29th, 2018

Black Water Sister Cover Image
By Zen Cho
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425283431
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Published: Ace - May 11th, 2021

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. 

**This group is meeting virtually on Zoom for an invitation to join email Shane.m@left-bank.com**

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.

My Policeman: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780143136989
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World, 1948-1963 Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780822334989
Availability: Special Order
Published: Duke University Press - September 1st, 2005

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Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593087282
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 26th, 2021

Maurice: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393310320
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 17th, 2005

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Alec: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250849236
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Published: Picador - July 5th, 2022

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.

**This group is meeting virtually on Zoom for an invitation to join email shane.m@left-bank.com**

Much Ado About Nothing (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$6.40
ISBN: 9780812969177
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Published: Modern Library - August 25th, 2009

How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education (Skills for Scholars) Cover Image
$11.96
ISBN: 9780691227696
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Published: Princeton University Press - August 31st, 2021

The Tempest (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9780812969108
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Published: Modern Library - August 12th, 2008

William Shakespeare's The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #9) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683691891
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Published: Quirk Books - July 28th, 2020

Hamlet (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780812969092
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Published: Modern Library - August 12th, 2008

Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525522317
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

The Sonnets and Other Poems (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780812969207
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Published: Modern Library - April 14th, 2009

Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780300256413
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Published: Yale University Press - February 9th, 2021

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.

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781551527383
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 30th, 2018

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death (Jewish Lives) Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780300248555
Availability: Special Order
Published: Yale University Press - September 10th, 2019

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