Tag Archives: Left Bank Books

Racial Justice in a Post-Ferguson World: Selected Works

Next week, on September 9, Central Library will be hosting the conversation “Racial Justice in a Post-Ferguson World.” To support this important conversation, Scribbler offers an extremely partial, highly subjective selections of books we have read recently that approach the … Continue reading

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A Bookstore, A Lost Customer, An Open Letter

By now, if you live in the 314 area code at least, you’ve probably already seen this blog post by Left Bank Books co-owner Jarek Steele. With hundreds of shares on Twitter and thousands more on Facebook, it easily surpasses … Continue reading

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Ann Leckie at Central Library

In case you’ve been hiding out in a corner of the galaxy with really bad wireless, Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice has had an incredible run in 2014. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke awards–the first SF novel in history … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday, William S. Burroughs

February 5th marks the 100th birthday of St. Louis’s own gentleman junkie and agent provocateur. I can remember hearing news of his death reported on NPR in 1997, crying “Burroughs!” as I drove through suburban Minneapolis. Given the life he … Continue reading

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A Very Literary Monday Evening at Central Library

On Monday June 24, Central Library plays host to two exciting literary events. In the auditorium, we have Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and a recent pro-St. Louis op ed in the New York Times. (Her St. … Continue reading

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The Word from BEA

Opening Proviso So to begin with a caveat lector: there’s just no way I will be able to adequately “cover” Book Expo America 2013 with any kind of clarity or neutrality. The emotions were too strong. Almost overwhelming after eight … Continue reading

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Walter Mosley: The Man in the Basement of Central Library

Among the renovations to Central Library made over the past two and a half years was the conversion of an old coal cellar into a new 250-seat auditorium for public programs and lectures. When I heard that Walter Mosley would … Continue reading

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