Today, I went to a really cool indie bookstore in St. Louis called Left Bank Books. I knew about the store because it hosted an event that I ended up not being able to go to – a conversation and signing with Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan. Luckily, the friend I planned to go with got my book signed for me, but I still really wanted to check out the bookstore.
That same friend and I went to STL today and decided to go to the shop. It has both new and used books, and it’s got all the charm of an indie store. A bust of T.S. Eliot sits out front, and they have a resident bookstore cat. A nice surprise was the amount of signed copies they have. I ended up being very pleasantly surprised to find Fun Home and Are You My Mother? SIGNED BY ALISON BECHDEL, which I promptly purchased.
I highly recommend paying a visit if you find yourself in St. Louis; the surrounding neighborhood is full of cute shops and restaurants, and Left Bank Books hosts lots of author events, too. It’s great!