Independent Bookstore Day at Left Bank Books

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Saturday, April 24
In-store Browsing 10am-6pm
Online 12am-11:59pm

Left Bank Books is thrilled to announce our long-awaited
Reopening to In-store Browsing,
beginning during our 
Independent Bookstore Day Celebration
on Saturday, April 24.
That day, the community is invited to participate in in-store and online special promotions, activities for children and teens, opportunities to purchase exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise, and an evening online poetry event. In-store browsing will be open from 10am to 6pm.

Left Bank Books closed to in-store browsing last March at the same time as much of the country did to protect the community during the pandemic. Out of necessity, our business model shifted to online and phone sales and we were grateful to receive massive support from our customers during this uncertain time. It is thanks to our community that we are here now and able to welcome people inside again starting April 24.

We will reopen to browsing with significant policies in place to continue protecting public health. Customers will be asked to remain correctly masked at all times while inside, to use hand sanitizer upon entering and frequently during their visit, and to maintain 6 feet social distancing from others. Additionally, we will limit customer in-store occupancy to a maximum of 15 people at a time. We will provide clear signage and markings on the ground to help visitors understand how to safely enter and exit and maintain social distance both inside and outside while awaiting entrance. 

Activities planned for the Independent Bookstore Day celebration and reopening include:
  • an outside Dance Party Storytime with Cliff at 10:30am,
  • an outdoor Young Adult Open Mic at 1pm, and
  • a virtual Independent Bookstore Day/National Poetry Month Celebration event with area poets on our Facebook Live at 7pm.
  • Throughout the day, customers can also enter for a chance to win a $15 LBB Gift Certificate! Simply follow these steps: 
    • Shop in person at Left Bank Books on April 24;
    • Take a selfie with your Left Bank purchase in front of our Independent Bookstore Day window;
    • Post your pic on Instagram on April 24 and tag #IBDLBBSTL and @leftbankbooks.
    • Winners will be selected randomly and notified on Monday, April 26.
Special promotions for that day only include:
  • free shipping on online orders when you spend $75 or more (from midnight to midnight); 
  • a free tote bag when you spend $50 or more in person inside the store; and
  • a free "blind date with a book" when a minimum $5 donation is made in person to the Left Bank Books Foundation nonprofit (all while supplies last).
  • Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise will be available only for in-store purchase starting at 10am on April 24. Items not sold out will become available for purchase online after 6pm. Quantities are limited and first come, first served. No holds or pre-orders are possible.

Left Bank Books Co-owner Kris Kleindienst is very excited to reopen to the public, "We are thrilled to open our doors to the community we have so missed. The generous support and the understanding we received as we navigated uncharted territory last year sustained us. We have great books and gifts and can't wait to share them with our friends in person!"

Curbside pickup, shipping, and home delivery will all remain available when the store reopens. Customers will still be able to order online and by phone. After April 24, in-store browsing will remain available Mondays through Thursdays, from 10am to 6pm; Fridays and Saturdays, from 10am to 8pm; and Sundays, 11am to 6pm. 
Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108