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Left Bank Books-Central West End

Map & Directions 399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
  • Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Riverfront Times' Description

Since its founding in 1969, Left Bank Book's flagship store in the Central West End has served the St. Louis area as a well-stocked independent bookseller and community anchor. Somewhere in-between cases of books -- old and new -- a store cat purrs happily in its cozy multi-story home. We would, too, if we lived amongst this immaculately organized mecca of novels, magazines, storybooks. With a diverse selection that includes everything from politics and philosophy to cookbooks and children's books, Left Bank sure knows how to keep its readers on their toes. Featuring special events and signings is another function of the store, which hosts authors from near and far year-round.

Merchant's Description

Founded in 1969, Left Bank Books is an independently-owned bookstore offering a full-line of new and used books and services in the greater metropolitan area of St. Louis.

Member Reviews

  • ker_stl
    on 06/01/10

    A small, eclectic used book store in the University Loop district on Delmar Blvd. Lots off cool, unusual books and frequent artist signings & appearances.

  • on 03/15/10

    Perfect place for that unique gift

  • on 05/06/09

    All of a sudden, it's cool to be an author again. Long stigmatized as reclusive know-it-alls, writers nowadays are enjoying more recognition (and less stereotypical descriptions). As any good independent bookstore knows, author visits make the reading experience that much more enjoyable for the patrons, so Left Bank Books works tirelessly to give a voice to both local and... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Lori W. on 02/22/10

    Eat the pizza. Do it now.

  • One of our favorite places to grab pizza! Favorite bartender: Melody, favorite off menu drink: Haight-Ashbury

  • Amanda W. on 01/23/10

    Prosciutto bites? Yes please.

  • Nicole H. on 05/17/11

    Dealer's choice (which is really called something else, but this is what I call it) happy hour is tops. You pick a base, bartender makes you up a surprise drink.

  • Jamie C. on 12/27/10

    We have the best sweet berry wine in town...... For your health.

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Upcoming Events Here

  • 7:00 p.m. April 17

    Author of The Sittin' Up discusses and signs copies of her book.

  • 7:00 p.m. April 25

    Author of The Meat Racket discusses and signs copies of his book about... More »

  • 7:00 p.m. May 8

    Native daughter and author Elaine Viets throws a party for her latest... More »

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