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POSTPONED: LBB Presents: Jim Merkel - Growing Up St. Louis

Monday, April 20, 7pm
Left Bank Books

jim merkel, growing up in st louisFollowing recommendations from the CDC, we regret that this event is POSTPONED. Check back for updates!

Left Bank Books presents longtime St. Louisian and journalist, Jim Merkel, who will sign and discuss his new book Growing Up In St. Louis.

A new book takes a different view of life’s first years, and how they’re lived in St. Louis. In Growing Up St. Louis, Author Jim Merkel tells the stories of more than 100 people he interviewed from every background and age about their growing up years. The only thing they had in common was that they grew up in St. Louis. For the book, Merkel spent more than two years interviewing blacks and whites, rich and poor, with memories sad and happy. He also wrote 10 essays about how events of different times affected kids, from 1900 to the present

Jim Merkel grew up in St. Louis where he watched the progress of construction on the Gateway Arch with his father in the 1960s. He is the author of The Colorful Characters of St. Louis, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, and Beer, Brats, and Baseball: German-Americans in St. Louis. He has appeared on KWMU, KDHX, and Fox 2's News in the Morning, among other programs. For more information, visit  

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Growing Up In St. Louis from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681062549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Reedy Press - April 1st, 2020