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Read St. Louis is a community-wide initiative developed by the St. Louis area library systems to encourage St. Louisans to read and discuss great books. At the core of the program is a belief that making reading fun, exciting and educational will stimulate a passion for lifelong learning in all of us.

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Each year, Read St. Louis showcases books to appeal to all interests and reading levels. The libraries host events with each of the featured authors..

A detailed program guide highlighting the Read St. Louis books is available online at www.readstlouis.org.

 

Events Calendar:

Ayana Mathis
Saturday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Main Reading Room
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

H.W. Brands
Friday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Main Reading Room
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Kenneth Oppel
Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376

Libba Bray (Event Cancelled. The event has been canceled due to a change in the book's publication date. We apologize for any inconvenience.)
Thursday, August 28, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376

Amanda Ripley
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library Headquarters Auditorium
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Year's Authors:

 
Sandra Cisneros

Fiction:
Ayana Mathis,
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Selected for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and a New York Times bestseller, Ayana Mathis’ astonishing novel follows the trials of one unforgettable family: 15-year-old ... Click here to learn more>


 
Lois Lowry

Non-Fiction:
Amanda Ripley,
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley takes readers inside homes and classrooms around the globe and reveals why some students are succeeding where others... Click here to learn more>

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Stefan Merrill Block

Teen Fiction:
Libba Bray,
Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel

Sensationally popular teen author Libba Bray presents the second installment of her critically-acclaimed supernatural series set in Jazz Age New York. In “Lair of Dreams,” young flapper Evie O’Neill must use her psychic powers... Click here to learn more>

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Joe Posnanski

Distinguished Literary Achievement:
H.W. Brands,
The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

In this masterful biography, renowned historian H.W. Brands reconsiders the legacy of Ulysses Grant and provides an intimate portrait of a heroic man who saved the Union on the battlefield and consolidated... Click here to learn more>

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Franzen

Young Readers' Fiction:
Kenneth Oppel,
The Boundless

All aboard for an action-packed escapade! The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country. When young passenger Will Everett finds a key to a secret train car, he becomes... Click here to learn more>

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