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April 2019

Author Event @ TNN: Ali Benjamin “The Next Great Paulie Fink”

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Join us in welcoming Ali Benjamin, NY Times bestselling author and National Book Award Finalist (The Thing About Jellyfish) to The Novel Neighbor! In this highly anticipated second novel by the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn’t easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a classroom prankster like Paulie Fink. Author presentation followed by book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event or through pre-order.…

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Launch and Reading with Poets Laureate: “Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice”

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening celebrating the recent release of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, a poetry collection featuring Aliki Barnstone, Carson Borbely, and Andrea Scarpino. Discussion and reading followed by book signing and reception. Books will be available for purchase at event or may be purchased beforehand at novelneighbor.com/books or in store. Doors open at 6pm Wine and light refreshments will be served. About the poets: Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and visual…

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Independent Bookstore Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us as we take part in this national celebration of everything that makes an independent bookstore a vital part of our community! We will also be taking part in a new passport program encouraging people to visit all of our local independent bookstores! Each participating store will feature special swag! More details coming soon! Over 450 independent bookstores across the country will be featuring special events and exclusive items only available on this special day!!! We will announce these…

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April Local Author Showcase: Argentina Parra and Brenda Maly

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This month’s Local Author Showcase features two women with incredible personal stories and books to share! Brenda Maly – “Was She Even Dead in October” Unbeknownst to Brenda Maly when she was recruited as Director of Operations at Small World Adoption Foundation of Missouri, that 15 years later she would be thrust into the sites of an underworld she never imagined or thought possible. With the go ahead from the Attorney General’s office, Brenda tells an astonishing story of how…

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Journalist Kirk Wallace Johnson – “The Feather Thief” @ St. Louis County Library Hdqtrs

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Acclaimed journalist Kirk Wallace Johnson presents a rollicking true-crime adventure about the theft of nearly 300 bird skins from a natural history museum in England. It’s a story that leads readers through 19th century scientific expeditions into the jungles of Malaysia, the “feather fever” of the turn-of-the century fashion world and the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying and its fanatic, often underground modern-day practitioners. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice,…

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May 2019

OMG Bookfest: Author Meet & Mingle with Educators

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westin St. Louis, 811 Spruce St.
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States

Librarians, teachers, and school administrators, please join the OMG BookFest authors for a fun educator-only evening to kick off OMGMO! The authors are excited to meet the people who are so essential in the mission of connecting the children to books in St. Louis. OMG BookFest is a celebration of books aimed at the early to middle grade reader (ages 7-12), bringing popular and award-winning authors and their fans together for an exciting interactive experience of games, activities, and book…

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OMG Bookfest: A Middle Grade Book Festival!

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ladue 5th Grade Center, 10900 Ladue Rd
Creve Coeur, MO 63141 United States

The Novel Neighbor is thrilled to announce that the OMG (Oh, Middle Grade!) Book Festival is headed to St Louis! OMG BookFest is a celebration of books aimed at the early to middle grade reader (ages 7-12), bringing popular and award-winning authors together for an exciting interactive experience of games, activities, and reading. OMG is a traveling circus of books and authors that moves from city to city offering kids a chance to meet new and favorite authors in an…

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May Novel Neighbor Book Club

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This month’s book club title is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.               Summary • TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Slate • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Boston Globe, NPR, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Economist, Bustle • WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE, THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE, THE ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST PRIZE “Enthralling” —Boston Globe  “Extraordinary” —Seattle Times  “A rip-roaring tale” —Washington Post A dazzling…

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Author and Speaker Gary John Bishop – “Stop Doing That SH*T” @ St. Charles City-County Library

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spencer Road Branch | St. Charles City-County Library, 427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States

This is going to be one motivating night! Join us in welcoming New York Times bestselling author and noted motivational speaker, Gary John Bishop, as he shares his newest book, “Stop Doing That SH*T: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back.”   Event will be held at St. Charles City-County Library’s Spencer Road Branch. Doors open at 6:30pm.   Author presentation followed by book signing.   Books for signing will be available for purchase at the event or through pre-order.…

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An Evening with Dan Abrams @ The Missouri History Museum

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112

An Evening with bestselling author and ABC chief legal correspondent Dan Abrams. Abrams is the NY Times bestselling co-author of Lincoln’s Last Trial, ABC chief legal correspondent, and host of Live PD on A&E Network. His newest book with co-author David Fisher, “Theodore Roosevelt For The Defense,” highlights a nearly forgotten libel trial described in 1915 by the Syracuse Herald as “No more dramatic courtroom scene has ever been enacted.” The spectacle of Roosevelt defending himself in a lawsuit captured…

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