UMSL Mercantile Library

Mercantile Library
8:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Beyond Cake: The Making And Mapping Of St. Louis

The show at the Mercantile Library has so many elements, some are on the floor.
Credit Facebook post

To celebrate a major birthday — say, 50 or older — many hosts serve cake and display photos of the celebrant: baby photos, first steps, awkward adolescence, coming of age and major landmarks of adulthood.

For St. Louis’ 250th birthday celebration, John Neal Hoover has done just that. At the Mercantile Library’s new exhibition, Hoover hung several century-old photos, older paintings and drawings, but mostly he tells the city history in maps.

Read more
11:57 am
Fri May 2, 2014

St. Louis Mercantile Library Celebrates The Paper Arts, From Printing To Painting

Credit Firecracker Press

This weekend the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting its 8th Annual Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair. Vendors and dealers will be set up in the J.C. Penney Building Saturday May 3 and Sunday, May 4, with a benefit preview this evening.

Read more