Literary Travel Guide: St. Louis
Literary Travel Guide: St. Louis
Martha Gellhorn’s Childhood Home | 4366 McPherson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Martha Gellhorn was an author, travel writer, and journalist. She is also known for being Ernest Hemingway’s third wife.
Kate Chopin’s Historical House | 4232 McPherson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Kate Chopin is an American novelist of notable works, such as The Awakening. She was born in St. Louis and also died here.
Maya Angelou’s Childhood Home | 3130 Hickory St, St. Louis, MO 63104
Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She was born in St. Louis in 1926.
T.S. Eliot House | 4446 Westminster Pl, St. Louis, MO 63108
The Federal Revival Townhouse gains its historic significance because it was the home of the poet T.S. Eliot. The house was built by his father Henry.
Writer’s Corner | N Euclid Ave & McPherson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Writer's Corner, located at the intersection of Euclid and McPherson in St. Louis' Central West End, highlights that history with busts of renowned authors and one-time CWE residents Tennessee Williams, T. S. Eliot and Kate Chopin occupying three of the intersection's four corners.
The Field House Museum | 634 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102
The Eugene Field House is a historic house museum at 634 South Broadway in St. Louis, Missouri. Built in 1845, it was the home of Roswell Field, an attorney for Dred Scott in the landmark Dred Scott v. Sandford court case. Field's son, Eugene Field, was raised there and became a noted writer of children's stories.
St. Louis' Best Libraries:
St. Louis Public Library - Barr Library | 1701 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104
St. Louis Public Library - Central Express | 815 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63101
St. Louis Public Library - Central Library | 1301 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103
St. Louis Public Library Foundation | 1415 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103
St Louis Public Library - Schlafly Library | 225 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Lewis Annex | 3642 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Pius Xii Memorial Library | 3650 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
AT&T Library and Technology Resource Center | 3011 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
St. Louis Public Library - Carpenter Branch | 3309 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
Kingshighway Branch Library | 2260 S Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Bookish Places to Eat in St. Louis:
Polite Society | 1923 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104
Seasonal small plates, mains & cocktails are served in a warm, stylish setting. Decorated with books and an old card catalog.
Stone Spiral Coffee Shop | 2500 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143
This snug, homey coffee shop with local artists' work & live music offers light fare & baked goods. Includes a large bookshelf.
The Clover and the Bee | 100 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Light-filled, all-day locale serving fresh-baked pastries & New American plates in a casual setting. Housed in an old bookstore and named after a poem by Emily Dickens.
Frisco Barrom | 8110 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Order the Hemingway off their cocktail menu.
Winslow’s Home | 7213 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
The restaurant features a carefully curated collection of gifts, including books.
Living Room | 2808 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143
Hip shop serving Arthouse coffee, baked goods, breakfast, brunch & lunch eats in basic surrounds. Includes a shelf of books to peruse while you wait.
Pagan Wine Bar | 239 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Housed in a former bookstore, and near the back of this bar there is a collection of spy novels for sale.
Literary Events in St. Louis:
BestCellars is an event series in St. Louis that pairs cocktails, food, entertainment, and atmosphere with literary themes.
BookFest STL | Central West End
BookFest St. Louis is a celebration of the literary arts that will bring dozens of local, regional and national authors together for a one-day festival in the Central West End.
St. Louis Writers Guild, a nonprofit literary organization for all writers.
River Styx Reading Series | 3150 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
Readings start at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.
Literary Events at the Foundry Art Centre | 3150 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE'S MISSION IS TO CONNECT PEOPLE WITH THE ARTS THROUGH EXHIBITIONS, STUDIO ARTISTS, PERFORMANCES, & EDUCATION
Tennessee Williams Festival | 3224 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of St. Louis by producing an annual theater festival and other artistic and educational events that celebrate the art and influence of Tennessee Williams.
St. Louis' Independent Bookstores:
The Novel Neighbor | 7905 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119
A charming, independent bookstore housed in a unique community space filled with work from local artists
Left Bank Books | 399 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
The oldest, independently-operated bookstore in St. Louis
Subterranean Books | 6275 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Opened in October 2000 focusing on the independent book store best sellers, cult classics, small presses, timeless literature, and anything else that catches their fancy.
Main Street Books | 307 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301
Main Street Books was founded in May of 1993 by Mary Fran Rash, during the Great Flood.
The Book House | 7352 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143
The Book House was founded by Michelle Barron in 1986. Family owned and operated for over 30 years, they were once located in an historic Victorian house built in 1863.
Dunaway Books | 3111 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
With hard to find titles shelved within an impressive architectural space, Dunaway Books will oblige the antiquarian and indulge the book lover.
Hammond’s Antiques and Books | 1939 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118
Novel Idea Bookstore and More | 1400 Niedringhaus Ave, Granite City, IL 62040
Established in 1991, our store has an ever-changing collection of used, rare & out-of-print books on two floors.
The Book Rack | 14560 Manchester Rd #4, Ballwin, MO 63011
We have been serving the community for over 35 years and have become St Louis’ gold standard when it comes to secondhand and pre-loved books.
Eye See Me | 7827 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130
Discover the largest collection of great African American books for children in United States at Eye See Me. Browse top 10 African American books today!