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Humble Beginnings

Whether they've won multiple literary awards or have written several bestsellers, all of our favorite writers had a debut. Was their future success a fait accompli, or did they have a long road ahead? Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. and we'll discuss their first novels.

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The Invisible Circus Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307387523
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - October 9th, 2007

September 2018 Humble Beginnings reading group selection


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The Intuitionist Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385493000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - January 3rd, 2000

October 2018 Humble Beginnings reading group selection


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Love Medicine: Newly Revised Edition Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061787423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2009

November 2018 Humble Beginnings reading group selection


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 ***fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

2018 Titles

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The Mothers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2017

September 2018 The Black Experience Book Club selection


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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain Cover Image
By Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143129202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume Books - October 4th, 2016

October 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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The Grip of It Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374536916
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fsg Originals - August 1st, 2017

June 2018 Reader Beware reading group selection


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Hex Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9780765378811
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - April 4th, 2017

July 2018 Reader Beware reading group selection


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Gutshot: Stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374175443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fsg Originals - April 14th, 2015

August 2018 Reader Beware reading group selection


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The Ruins Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307390271
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Published: Vintage - February 26th, 2008

September 2018 Reader Beware reading group selection


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The Changeling Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 6th, 2018

October 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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James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9780312426941
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - June 12th, 2007

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


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Archangel Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781630230111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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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The Nix Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781101970348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

July 2018 Novel Ideas reading group selection


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A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

August 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 Evolution of Love Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781945572838
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - May 15th, 2018

July 2018 Lesbian Reading Group selection


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Disobedience Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9780743291576
Availability: Special Order
Published: Touchstone Books - May 22nd, 2007

August 2018 Lesbian Reading Group selection


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Who Is Vera Kelly? Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - June 12th, 2018

September 2018 Lesbian Reading Group selection


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Scissors, Paper, Stone Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597090469
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 16th, 2018

October 2018 Lesbian Reading Group selection


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Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781936932184
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Published: Amethyst Editions - May 8th, 2018

November 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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The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life & Times of Harvey Milk Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780312560850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
$21.56
ISBN: 9780819567147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wesleyan - December 15th, 2004

August 2018 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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Less Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

September 2018 Gay Men's Reading Circle book club selection


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Logical Family: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062391254
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Perennial - October 2nd, 2018

November 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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The Taming of the Shrew (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
$7.20
ISBN: 9780812969290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
$6.40
ISBN: 9780812969382
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501164149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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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Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World Cover Image
$13.56
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
$14.39
ISBN: 9781481438254
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy 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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 14th, 2017

December 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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