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CWE Window Walk 2018

Saturday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22
Central West End

Experience the magic of the holidays at the Central West End's annual Window Walk, now in its 9th year!

Window Walk is a month-long celebration highlighting the many wonderful attributes of the holidays in the CWE, with Holiday fun every Saturday in December. Visitors are invited to stroll amidst elegantly decorated windows while shopping at boutiques, enjoying seasonal libations and delicious meals at local restaurants.

The ninth annual CWE Window Walk kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 1, with additional programming on Dec. 8, 15 and 22.

Activities include street entertainment, live music, special discounts, food and drink offerings, free carriage rides and pictures with Santa. 

For a full schedule of events each Saturday, click here: www.cwewindowwalk.com.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm

Friends of Left Bank Books Winter Sale

Saturday, December 1st & Sunday, December 2nd
Left Bank Books

You're invited to the Left Bank Books Winter Friends Sale!

Friends with a paid Publisher or Editor membership enjoy 25% OFF nearly* everything in the store! Call 314-367-6731 or visit lbbfound.org/friends to join or renew your membership today.

All paid memberships in the Friends of the Left Bank Books Literary Society are tax deductible donations to the Left Bank Books Foundation, an organization focused on promoting literacy in all its forms throughout the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit lbbfound.org.

*Discounts cannot be combined. Excludes magazines, special orders, and e-books.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:00am

Ann Lemons Pollack - Lost Restaurants of St. Louis

Tuesday, December 4, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Ann Lemons Pollack, Lost Restaurants of St. LouisLeft Bank Books welcomes St. Louis food writer Ann Lemons Pollack, who will sign and discuss her new book, Lost Restaurants of St. Louis, at this official launch event!

St. Louis is a food town, and there are many restaurants that have captured the heart of the city. Some of them are no longer around. Rossino’s low ceilings and even lower pipes didn’t stop the pizza-hungry residents from crowding in. Jefferson Avenue Boarding House served elegant “Granny Food” in plush surroundings. King Burgers and onion rings ruled at Parkmoor. Dohack’s claimed it was the first to name the “jack salmon.” Author Ann Lemons Pollack details these and more restaurants -- including the Central West End's own Duff's, Balaban's, and The Majestic -- lost to time in the Gateway City.
 

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Small Business Saturday 2018

Saturday, November 24, All Day
Left Bank Books

 

 

 

     

Shop Small with Left Bank this Small Business Saturday! Support your local indie bookstore and reinvest in your community while shopping for the perfect holiday gifts and participating in special activities throughout the day:

10:30am:
Join us for a special The Grinch themed storytime, with giveaways, activities, and a storytime reading of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

4pm-6pm:
The bar is open! During Holiday Happy Hour, get a glass of sangria, a special themed cocktail, or a beer provided by Schlafly for a donation of any amount to the Left Bank Books Foundation!

All Day Activities:
- Go on a Blind Date with a Book! For a donation of any amount to the Left Bank Books Foundation, choose a wrapped mystery book (with a few helpful context clues) to take home with you!

- See some items for your holiday wish list? Grab them and send a hint to your loved ones with our special Small Business Saturday photo opportunity!

- Send an exclusive "Wish You Were Here" Left Bank Books postcard to friends and family across the country - we'll stamp and mail it for you!

- Celebrate the launch of our 2018 Angel Tree Book Drive! This year's drive will be collecting books for English language learners in Saint Louis Public Schools.

- Can't make it to the store? Take advantage of our digital audiobook partner Libro.fm's Small Business Saturday audiobook sale! Over 150 great audiobooks are on sale through November 24th at libro.fm/indiesfirst.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Jim Merkel - The Making of an Icon

Wednesday, November 7, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Jim Merkel, The Making of an IconLeft Bank Books welcomes St. Louis author Jim Merkel, who will sign and discuss the new second edition of his book, The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch!

With The Making of an Icon, Jim Merkel captured the spirit behind the conception and construction of one of America's most distinctive and beloved national monuments. More than two million visitors stand in awe at The Gateway Arch each year, and the stories behind it were unearthed in breathless detail in the first edition. Back with even more lore, Merkel brings new updates on the Arch grounds and museum to the updated and revised second edition. Now expanded, his book includes more stories, compiled from hundreds of interviews with the visionaries, finaglers, protesters, and intrepid workers who built the arch while one misstep away from a fatal fall. 

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Making of an Icon 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, November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

Michael Beschloss - Presidents of War

Friday, November 2, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ

Michael Beschloss, Presidents of WarPreeminent presidential historian Michael Beschloss presents a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives. Ten years in the research and writing, “Presidents of War” is a fresh look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. “Presidents of War” combines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ellen King - Heritage Baking

Thursday, December 6, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Ellen King, Heritage BakingLeft Bank Books welcomes Hewn co-owner and head baker Ellen King, who will sign and discuss her new cookbook, Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour from Hewn Bakery!

Here is a go-to resource for bakers of all skill levels who love new information and techniques that lead to better loaves and more flavor. These 45 foolproof recipes for delicious, nutritious breads and pastries star a wide range of artisanal flours that are now readily available to home bakers. In-depth master tutorials to starter, country loaves, and adjusting recipes for different flours are paired with step-by-step photography sequences that help visual learners get these fundamentals just right. Including recipes for one-of-a-kind rolls, scones, muffins, coffee cake, cookies, brownies, and more, this is a new take on baking for the home baker's cookbook canon.

Samples from the book will be provided for tasting at the event!

"Ellen King is one of my favorite bakers, and Hewn is a gem- there's nowhere else you can get such good bread made with flour that been so thoughtfully sourced and handled. Here, Ellen shows you how to do it." --Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Heritage Baking 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, December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Quincy Troupe - Miles & Me

Sunday, November 4, 4pm
Left Bank Books

Quincy Troupe, Miles & Me, Left Bank BooksLeft Bank Books welcomes St. Louis-born poet, teacher, and journalist Quincy Troupe, who will sign and discuss his new book, Miles & Me: Miles Davis, the man, the musician, and his friendship with the journalist and poet Quincy Troupe!

Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe’s candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author’s own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intimate detail the sometimes harrowing processes of Davis’s spectacular creativity and the joys and travails Davis’s passionate and contradictory temperament posed to the two men’s friendship. Miles and Me shows how Miles Davis, both as an artist and as a black man, influenced Troupe and whole generations of Americans while forever changing the face of jazz.

“Brilliant, poetic, provocative, Quincy Troupe’s Miles & Me reveals the man behind the dark glasses and legend.” —Ishmael Reed

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Miles & Me from Left Bank Books will be require 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.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

SOLD OUT: Jeff Tweedy - Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

*Please note: This event has been moved from the Danis Field House to The Pageant. Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT.

Saturday, November 17, 7pm
The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd

Jeff Tweedy, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)Left Bank Books welcomes songwriter, performer, and Wilco founding member Jeff Tweedy, who will discuss his new book, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc., with Emmy Award-winning actor and STL native Jon Hamm!

Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it’s thanks, in large part, to the band’s singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He’ll also talk in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more.

"One of the most daring songwriters of his generation . . . [Wilco is] vital, adventurous…breaking new stylistic ground with each ambitious and creatively restless album.”
—Salon.com

Ticket Information

General Admission SOLD OUT 
-- A $31 ticket admits one person and includes one autographed, hardcover copy of Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)
-- A $36 ticket admits two people and includes one autographed, hardcover copy of Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), plus a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy at the event

VIP Admission SOLD OUT 
-- A $36 VIP ticket admits one person and includes one autographed, hardcover copy of Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), plus a post-show meet & greet with Jeff Tweedy and an opportunity to get your book personalized
-- A $41 VIP ticket admits two people and includes one autographed, hardcover copy of Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), plus a post-show meet & greet with Jeff Tweedy, an opportunity to get your book personalized, and a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy at the event

$5 from every VIP ticket will benefit the Left Bank Books Foundation.

Please note: Those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event. No refunds will be granted after 12pm on Saturday, November 17. 

Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series “Mad Men” has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors. He has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Awards in 2016 and 2008, Television Critics Association Awards in 2011 and 2015, a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2011, as well as multiple Screen Actors Guild nominations. Hamm was most recently seen starring in Drew Goddard’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE for Twentieth Century Fox. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Hamm received his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Missouri-Columbia and currently resides in Los Angeles.



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Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

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