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    March 2020

    Novel Neighbor Book Club selection "My Lovely Wife" by Samantha Downing

    March Novel Neighbor Book Club – “My Lovely Wife” by Samantha Downing

    March 9 @ 7:00 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    The Novel Neighbor Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm – and everyone is welcome! This month’s title is “My Lovely Wife” by Samantha Downing. This month’s book club features special guest author Samantha Downing. Stop in the shop to pick up a copy of the current month’s selection or order it online Hardcover or Paperback (available 3/3/20). Book Summary Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage…

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    Shelf Stuff Tour 2020

    Shelf Stuff Tour with Janae Marks, Peter Lerangis, and Lisa Greenwald

    March 12 @ 6:30 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    Join us for a night of fun (and pizza!) with three fantastic middle-grade authors – Janae Marks (From the Desk of Zoe Washington); Peter Lerangis (Throwback; Max Tilt; Seven Wonders); and Lisa Greenwald (TBH, I Feel the Same; 11 Before 12). This unique event will feature themed activities and games with our authors; event passports (with prizes at the end); and pizza and beverages for all. The evening will conclude with a book signing. The purchase of any one of…

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    James Ponti author of City Spies

    Author Event – James Ponti – “City Spies” – St. Louis County Library

    March 12 @ 6:30 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
    Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

    In this thrilling new series that Stuart Gibbs called “a must-read,” Edgar Award winner James Ponti brings together five kids from all over the world and transforms them into real-life spies—perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Pre-order “City Spies” HERE (Available 3/10/20) About the Book Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents…

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    The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

    Author Event Erik Larson – “The Splendid and the Vile” – St. Louis County Library

    March 13 @ 7:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    #1 bestselling author of “The Devil in the White City” and “Dead Wake,” Erik Larson delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. In “The Splendid and the Vile,” Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family.…

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    Bad Kitty author Nick Bruel

    Author Event – Nick Bruel – “Bad Kitty Joins the Team” – St. Louis County Library

    March 24 @ 6:30 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
    Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

    See Kitty as you’ve never seen her before: EXERCISING (reluctantly.) Kitty is terribly out of shape—she can barely torment Puppy without needing a break to huff and puff! Will our favorite feline friend learn what it means to be a good sport? Presented by the Reading Garden Series for Young Audiences. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Order “Bad Kitty Joins the Team” now HERE. Novel Neighbor book purchase required for entrance…

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    Victoria James Wine Girl Event at the Novel Neighbor

    An Evening with Sommelier and Author Victoria James

    March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    Working in the restaurant industry since she was thirteen, Victoria James overcame great hardships to become the country’s youngest sommelier at age twenty-one. James is now the beverage director and partner of Michelin-starred Cote Korean Steakhouse.  She continues to revolutionize the restaurant industry through her emphasis on old-school hospitality. James will discuss her new memoir Wine Girl with St. Louis sommelier STLwinegirl Angela Ortmann. When doors open at 6:00pm, you may enjoy a wine-tasting list approved by Victoria James, paired…

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    April 2020

    Anne Bogel & Grant Snider author event

    Book Lover Appreciation Night with Grant Snider and Anne Bogel

    April 29 @ 7:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Celebrate all things literary at this special night with writer/illustrator Grant Snider and book reviewer Anne Bogel. Grant Snider’s literary themed comics and illustrations have been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and “The Best American Comics.” His new book, “I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf,” is a lighthearted exploration of bookishness in all its forms, and the love of writing and reading, Anne Bogel is the creator of the sensationally popular book review website Modern Mrs.…

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    The Novel Neighbor presents An Evening with Madeleine Albright: Hell and Other Destinations

    An Evening with Madeleine Albright: Hell and Other Destinations

    April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, St Louis, MO 63131 United States

    The Novel Neighbor proudly presents six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as she reflects on working productively into her later decades in her funny and revealing new memoir Hell and Other Destinations. Each ticket includes a copy of Hell and Other Destinations. Books will be pre-signed but Secretary Albright will be available to personalize books after the presentation. About Hell and Other Destinations In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America’s first…

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