Friends of Left Bank Books Literary Society

Left Bank Books is Saint Louis' full-service independent bookstore. We offer friendly, experienced service and value our customers as part of our family. 

In May 1996, we launched the Friends of Left Bank Books Literary Society, a membership organization to which patrons subscribed.  In 2010, we established the Left Bank Books Foundation, a non-profit organization which promotes literacy in St. Louis by providing books and literary programming to public school children, disadvantaged populations and all of St. Louis.  

We've now structured the Friends program so that the money from each paid membership is donated to the Left Bank Books Foundation - which means that your membership is tax deductible AND will go directly to the programming that supports those in need.

Here's how it works:

Membership in the Friends of Left Bank Books has many rewards. Two private sales per year more than cover the cost of the annual membership for most. Private receptions with authors like Calvin Trillin, Anthony Bourdain, Amy Goodman, Rick Bayless and David Sedaris, to name a few, have been memorable experiences for many.