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Left Bank Books


399 North Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO

What are the 3 adjectives you would use to describe your bookstore?

Progressive, Diverse, Welcoming

Share a quote from a book or poem that bares your bookstore’s soul.

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

Mary Oliver

Why was your bookstore founded/what role does it play in the community?

Founded in 1969 to offer alternative progressive literature that wasn’t available anywhere else.

Which champion/warrior/wildcat (real or mythological) does your bookstore channel most?

Black Cat

What makes your bookstore unique?

We value people over profit.

What is something that no one knows about your bookstore?

We were a surveillance target of Cointelpro.

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