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Bernie Federko - My Blues Note

Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
Ethical Society of St. Louis

Bernie Federko, My Blues NoteLeft Bank Books welcomes St. Louis Blues Hall of Famer Bernie Federko, who will sign and discuss his new book, Bernie Federko: My Blues Note, with co-author Jeremy Rutherford!

Take a look in the St. Louis Blues' record books, and the name Bernie Federko is impossible to miss. A skilled, unselfish playmaker, Federko made those around him better; while his journey did lead him to the Hall of Fame, he is regarded by many as one of the most overlooked talents in hockey. In this volume, Federko reflects on his life on and off the ice. From his childhood in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, to years in St. Louis playing with teammates like Brian Sutter and Mike Liut, and his recent years in the Blues' broadcasting booth, this is a refreshing chronicle of a legendary career.

 

Ticket Information
-- A $30 ticket admits one person and includes one hardcover copy of My Blues Note
-- A $35 ticket admits two people and includes one hardcover copy of My Blues Note, plus a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy at the event

Signing Guidelines
-- Bernie WILL take photos with fans
-- Bernie will NOT be signing any memorabilia at this event

-- Bernie will sign ALL copies of My Blues Note purchased from Left Bank Books

Tickets are available below. Please note: Those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of My Blues Note or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event. No refunds will be granted after 12pm on Wednesday, October 24

 Jeremy Rutherford is the Blues' hockey beat writer for The Athletic St. Louis. A lifelong St. Louisan who attended the University of Missouri—St. Louis, he previously covered the Blues for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is the author of 100 Things Blues Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.



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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

SF STL: Marina Lostetter - Noumenon Infinity

Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Marina LestetterLeft Bank Books and Archon present and SF STL event with author Marina Lostetter, who will sign and discuss her new novel, Noumenon Infinity, with Tom Carpenter!

Generations ago, Convoy Seven and ICC left Earth on a mission that would take them far beyond the solar system. Launched by the Planet United Consortium, a global group formed to pursue cooperative Earth-wide interests in deep space, nine ships headed into the unknown to explore a distant star called LQ Pyx. Eons later, the convoy has returned to LQ Pyx to begin work on the Web, the alien megastructure that covers the star. Is it a Dyson Sphere, designed to power a civilization as everyone believes—or something far more sinister? Travel to the remotest reaches of deep space in this wondrous follow-up to the acclaimed Noumenon—a tale of exploration, adventure, science, and humanity.

“A novel that was anything less than stellar would be an especially disappointing follow-up to the brilliant Noumenon, but Lostetter has achieved that and much more . . . Sci-fi action and adventure held together by universally human themes; this is the genre at its very best.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Noumenon Infinity or Noumenon from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click the titles to pre-order your copy!

Tom CarpenterThomas K. Carpenter writes in diverse genres including: contemporary fantasy, YA dystopia, post-cyberpunk sci-fi, historical fantasy, and alternate history.  The newest book in his Hundred Halls universe, his bestselling series about a magical university, is called The Reluctant Assassin.  He lives in St. Louis with his wife, two kids, and one adorably tiny dog named Loki. 

 

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

River Styx - Judy Jordan & Lee Martin

Monday, October 15, 7:30pm
Rooster South Grand

Judy Jordan’s first book of poetry Carolina Ghost Woodswon the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Utah Book of the Year Award, the OAY Award from the Poetry Council of North Carolina, as well as the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award. A book-length poem, Sixty Cent Coffee and a Quarter to Dance, was published by LSU press in 2005 and her third book of poems, Hunger, was released in January. Jordan currently lives in her own environmentally friendly earthbag-and-cob house, in which she lives with her rescued dogs off-grid, and teaches poetry at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Lee Martin is the Pulitzer Prize finalist of The Bright Forever, four other novels: Quakertown, River of Heaven, Break the Skin, and Late One Night as well asthe memoirs, Such a Life,From Our House, and Turning Bones; and the short story collections The Least You Need to Know and The Mutual UFO Network. He is the winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. A native Midwesterner, he teaches in the MFA program at Ohio State University.

Readings start at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. $5 general admission. $4 students and seniors. This event is presented by River Styx. For more information, please visit riverstyx.org.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

Charlene Carruthers - Unapologetic

Friday, October 5, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Charlene Carruthers, Unapologetic Left Bank Books welcomes influential activist Charlene Carruthers, who will sign and discuss her new book, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, with St. Louis organizer Kayla Reed!

Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders.

“Charlene gives us not just a manual but a prayer, an intention, a critical path forward, and a deep analysis on where we’ve been. She educates us about community violence and state violence, and provides the clarity to show why Black liberation is crucial for us all.” —Patrisse Khan Cullors, co-author of When They Call You a Terrorist

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Unapologetic from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!

Kayla ReedKayla Reed (she/her) is Black, queer, strategist and organizer from St. Louis, Missouri. After the killing of Michael Brown Jr in August 2014, Kayla was catapulted into organizing around issues of racial justice, economic justice and policing. She currently serves as Co-Chair of Action St. Louis, a millennial Black-led organizing collective working to build political power in the city of St. Louis through civic engagement and strategic political action. Through the collective's campaign, #WokeVoterSTL, Kayla has led grassroots campaigns to elect progressive candidates as St. Louis City Circuit Attorney, Mayor and St. Louis County Prosecutor.  Kayla is also Co-Founder and Director of Organizing for the Electoral Justice Project (EJP), a national campaign of the Movement for Black Lives, that seeks to build the capacity of Black political organizations in order to expand and mobilize the Black electorate to achieve victories in our communities and on the ballot. 

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

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

William Knoedelseder - Fins

Thursday, October 11, 7pm
Left Bank Books

William Knoedelseder, FinsLeft Bank Books welcomes St. Louis native and bestselling author of Bitter Brew William Knoedelseder, who will sign and discuss his new book, Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit!

The author of Bitter Brew chronicles the birth and rise to greatness of the American auto industry through the remarkable life of Harley Earl, an eccentric six-foot-five, stuttering visionary who dropped out of college and went on to invent the profession of automobile styling, thereby revolutionized the way cars were made, marketed, and even imagined. Knoedelseder tells the story in ways both large and small, weaving the history of the company with the history of Detroit and the Earl family as Fins examines the effect of the automobile on America’s economy, culture, and national psyche.

Fins pulls readers into the futuristic fantasies, intramural fights and forward thinking of the legendary GM executive who revolutionized America’s love affair with the automobile.” --David Cay Johnston, author of It's Event Worse Thank You Think

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Fins 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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

Michael Sandel - Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Monday, October 8, 7pm
Ladue Chapel

Michael Sandal, JusticeThe Lee Institute Speaker Series welcomes Michael Sandel, Harvard political philosopher and best-selling author, presenting The Lost Art of the Democratic Argument: What’s Become of Civility? The 45-minute presentation will be followed by Q&A, book signing and a reception and is free and open to the all (no reservations needed). Left Bank Books will be available with a selection of Sandel's book for purchase at the event.

In these deeply divided times, is it possible to reason together, in public, about hard ethical and political questions? Harvard political philosopher and bestselling author, Micheal Sandel shows us how, challenging audiences to examine the ethical dilemmas we all confront in politics and in our everyday lives.

One of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, Sandel has been described as "the most relevant living philosopher," "a rock-star moralist" (Newsweek), and "the most famous philosopher in the world." (New Republic). His writings on justice, democracy, morals. and markets have been translated into 27 languages.

This event is presented by the Lee Institute. For more information, please visit www.leeinstitute.net.

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Killing Commendatore Midnight Release Party

Monday, October 8, 9pm
Left Bank Books

Calling all Haruki Murakami fans: join us Monday, October 8, for a discussion of Murakami's oft overlooked gem, South of the Border, West of the Sun, at this Midnight Release Party for Killing Commendatore!

While listening to a Murakami playlist, we'll talk about one of LBB bookseller Randy's favorite books and all things Murakami! Adult beverages will be available, with all donations made at the bar going to River City Readers. As the clock approaches midnight, we'll throw around some thoughts about where we think Killing Commendatore will take us. Here's a hint: "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."

Then, at the stroke of midnight, you'll recieve your copy of Killing Commendatore! Pre-order your copy, and you'll also get a free, exclusive tote bag, while supplies last! Click here to pre-order your copy!

The bar will be open and music will begin at 9PM; the discussion of South of the Border, West of the Sun will begin at 10PM!

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

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 9:00pm

Celebrity Storytime Pajama Party with Daniel Wiseman - When Your Monkeys Won't Go to Bed

Saturday, September 15, 10:30am
Left Bank Books

Daniel Wiseman, When Your Monkeys Won't Go to BedLeft Bank Books welcomes St. Louis, illustrator Daniel Wiseman for a Celebrity Storytime Pajama Party, celebration and reading of his new children's book, When Your Monkeys Won't Go to Bed!

Come in your pajamas to participate in the Storytime Pajama Content: the winner will receive a free copy of When Your Monkeys Won't Go to Bed!

Do your monkeys go wild at bedtime? When your monkeys won’t go to bed, you’ll have to be smart. After you race them upstairs and trick them into the tub, it’s time to convince them to get into bed. Let them pick out a good book—or five—and snuggle in close. But be careful…or you just might fall asleep, too!

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:30am

Marc Perrusquia - A Spy in Canaan

Wednesdsay, September 26, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Marc Perrusquia, A Spy in CanaanLeft Bank Books welcomes journalist Marc Perrusquia, who will sign and discuss his new book, A Spy in Canaan: How the FBI Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement!

Renowned photographer Ernest Withers captured some of the most stunning moments of the civil rights era—from the age-defining snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., riding one of the first integrated buses in Montgomery, to the haunting photo of Emmett Till’s great-uncle pointing an accusing finger at his nephew’s killers. But few people know that Withers was also an informant for the FBI. After a long investigation, Memphis journalist Marc Perrusquia broke the story of Withers’s secret life. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assassination, A Spy in Canaan explores the life, complex motivations, and legacy of this fascinating figure Ernest Withers, as well as the dark shadow that era’s culture of surveillance has cast on our own time.

”A triumph of investigative reporting, the product of the author’s dogged research . . . A Spy in Canaan brims with new details about the inner workings of the movement in Memphis and beyond.“ —The Washington Post

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of A Spy in Canaan 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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Feminist's Night Out with Rebecca Traister - Good and Mad

*Please note: This event has been moved from Foam to the Mad Art Gallery.

Thursday, October 18, 7pm
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th

Rebecca Traister, Good and MadJoin Left Bank Books for a Feminist's Night Out with bestselling author of All the Single Ladies Rebecca Traister, who will sign and discuss her new book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, with activist Pamela Merritt!

In the year 2018, it seems as if women’s anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement, women’s anger was not only politically catalytic—but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women’s slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men. With eloquence and fervor, Rebecca Traister tracks the history of female anger as transformative political fuel—as is most certainly occurring today.

Doors and the bar will be open at 6:00pm! Come early, grab a drink, and mingle with your fellow feminists before the show gets started!

“Rebecca Traister has me convinced in this deftly and powerfully argued book that there will be no 21st century revolution, until women once again own the power of their rage."  —Dr. Brittney Cooper (Eloquent Rage)

Ticket Information:

-- A $30 ticket admits one person and includes one hardcover copy of Good and Mad
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 A $35 ticket admits two people and includes one hardcover copy of Good and Mad, plus a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy at the event

Tickets available below. Those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of Good and Mad or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event. No refunds will be granted after 12pm on Thursday, October 18. 

Pamela Merritt is co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. Merritt is a founding member of the Trust Black Women Partnership, and she is a contributor to Rewire News. Her writing has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Guardian, and Rolling Stone. In 2008, her personal blog, AngryBlackBitch.com, was named one of the world’s 50 most powerful blogs by the Guardian.



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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

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