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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.

Click here to find out how you can be a part
of Read St. Louis.

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.

Each year, Read St. Louis showcases books to appeal to all interests and reading levels.

 

Events Calendar:

Lisa See
Monday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Jennifer Nielsen
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Sharon Draper
Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.
St. Charles City-County Library
Spencer Road Branch Library
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

Sue Monk Kidd
Friday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library, Headquarters
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Joseph Ellis
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis County Library, Headquarters
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Chris Abani
Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
St. Louis Public Library–Central Library
1301 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Year's Authors:

 
Lisa See

Fiction:
Lisa See,
China Dolls

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” and “Shanghai Girls,” Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the strong bonds... Click here to learn more>


 
Jennifer Nielsen

Teen Fiction:
Jennifer Nielsen,
The Mark of the Thief

Jennifer Nielsen, popular with teen readers for her Ascendance Trilogy, has woven an electrifying tale of greed and power, magic and destiny and one boy’s courage... Click here to learn more>

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Sharon Draper

Young Readers’ Fiction:
Sharon Draper,
Stella by Starlight

Two-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for an outstanding African American children’s book, Sharon Draper presents a novel about prejudice and bravery in a Depression-era... Click here to learn more>

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Sue Monk Kidd

Distinguished Literary Achievement:
Sue Monk Kidd,
The Invention of Wings

From the celebrated author of “The Secret Life of Bees,” Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings” is a masterpiece of hope, daring and the quest for freedom. Kidd presents ...
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Joseph Ellis

Non-Fiction:
Joseph Ellis,
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of “Founding Brothers” and “American Sphinx,” Joseph Ellis now gives us the unexpected story of how the founding fathers... Click here to learn more>

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Chris Abani

Mystery:
Chris Abani,
The Secret History of Las Vegas

Acclaimed Nigerian author of the novels “GraceLand” and “The Virgin of Flames,” Chris Abani presents a gritty, riveting and wholly original murder mystery. A veteran Las Vegas detective and a South African psychiatrist... Click here to learn more>

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