Tuesday, November 6, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis author Valerie Battle Kienzle, who sill sign and discuss the second edition of What's With St. Louis?: The Quirks, Personality, and Charm of the Gateway City!
Why are turtles incorporated into the wrought iron fence at The Old Court House? Can beaver be eaten during Lent? Why are pieces of metal track imbedded in some local streets? Who is Sweet Meat, and should he be avoided? These and other questions about St. Louis routinely perplex both natives and newcomers to the area. In this updated version of her 2016 book, author Valerie Battle Kienzle continues her quest to find answers to some of The Gateway City's most puzzling questions, digging through countless archives and talking to local experts. Part cultural study of The River City and part history lesson, the book reveals the backstories of more local places, events, and beloved traditions.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of What's With St. Louis? from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.