Books | St. Louis Public Radio

Books

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending May 29:

Adult:

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending May 15:

St. Louis Public Radio

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending May 8:

Adult

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 24:

Adult

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 17:

 

Adult

St. Louis Public Radio

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 3:

Adult

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending March 20:

Adult

Washington University in St. Louis, named for the first American president, announced this President’s Day, the discovery of a tie to another president.

The university recently learned that its libraries have a collection of books originally owned by Thomas Jefferson.

The 28 titles, including 74 volumes, were donated to Washington University in 1880, with no mention of their provenance.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

And just in time comes historian Adam Arenson’s new book “The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War.”

While Arenson is a professor at the University of Texas El Paso, he spent a year in St. Louis doing research for his book.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: November 21, 2008 - It was 1969 when the Granda family from south St. Louis rolled out onto Interstate 44 in their station wagon to deliver young Michael to Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. Within five years, the young man was a founding member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, an internationally famous band with a hit record.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 21, 2008 - I recently had the idea that used books might sell better during an economic downturn. So, over the summer, I went poking into used bookstores, asking questions, especially whether sales are up. Mostly, I stayed in the central/south/west corridor of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 17, 2008 - When you're promoting an event called the Big Read festival , it helps to have a big name to brag about, and organizers of this year's festival think they have one: Alan Alda

But if a big name doesn't have the right reputation, it can cause big grumbling.

'Beer, Bubbles & Bucks': book on ice

Jul 31, 2008

This post first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: July 31, 2008 - Lou Dersch, 83, is looking for his first book contract. This isn't an idle pursuit, though, as his memoir of life in the brewing industry -- "Beer, Bubbles & Bucks" -- is already printed up, with 200 copies coming off the plates and distributed around town to friends, family and associates from his near-two-decade run as a top ad man at Anheuser-Busch.

Book cover, Black Olives
Provided by the publisher

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Martha Tod Dudman gained respect and renown as a writer of brutally honest nonfiction – "Augusta, Gone" and "Expecting to Fly" – that laid bare her personal and familial relations. So we had to ask how much of "Black Olives" is based on fact.

Pages