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October 2017

Literary Pumpkin Contest

October 15 - October 30
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Looking for a way to celebrate Fall, get creative, and share your love of books? The Novel Neighbor invites you to decorate a pumpkin (or gourd!) as your favorite literary character and bring in to show us! Your pumpkins will be displayed throughout our store and all customers are invited to vote on their favorites! Decorated* pumpkins will be accepted October 15th through October 21st and voting will last until October 30th. Pumpkins will be on display in our store…

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Maggie Stiefvater – “All The Crooked Saints”

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

#1 New York Times bestselling teen author Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with “All the Crooked Saints,” she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness and redemption. At the heart of the otherworldly town of Bicho Raro, Colorado you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles for everyone but themselves. But…

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Pages & Stages – “Hamlet”

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

THE CLUB: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The Novel Neighbor bookstore have teamed up to offer the Pages & Stages Book Club, bringing together lovers of literature and theatre! For each of The Rep’s first three Mainstage productions in our 2017-2018 season, The Novel Neighbor and The Rep will offer special member discounts for featured books and plays. You’ll also be invited to a series of highly engaging book/play discussions. THE EVENT: Don’t fear Shakespeare! We have chosen a book version of…

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BestCellars LITER-scary Night

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Join BestCellars for their second literary inspired event! LITER-scary night celebrates classic horror literature. The night will feature Sauce Magazine’s Dee Ryan and her cocktail creations, flavorful bites by Subterranean Homemade Foods, costume contest, fortune telling, dancing, and BestCellars ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ performances. Advanced Tickets are REQUIRED and can be purchased HERE. $50- food, drinks, fortune telling, and entertainment included.

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November 2017

#StrongWomenWrite Workshop: How To Make $ix Figures As An Indie Writer

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

#StrongWomenWrite, advocate of strong female characters & the women who write them, welcomes New York Times bestselling author, Angie Fox, who has walked both the traditional and self-published paths. She is conducting this three-hour (3) workshop to show female writers how they too can earn a six-figure income. Come to this working session with notebooks ready to delve deeper into industry insight and walk away with actionnable steps. The last of three workshops. Only 20 seats. Visit www.StrongWomenWrite.net to register. Discount Code: NVLNBR for Novel…

$35
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Hammered Grammar: A BYOB Writing Workshop

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Hammered Grammar It’s a pedagogical party, and you’re invited! Do you feel a bit rusty in terms of your grammar skills? Are you looking to improve your writing for professional and/or personal gain? As a student, did you ever think, “Gee, school would be a lot more fun if I could drink during class”? Then Hammered Grammar is the class for you! Bring a beverage, some snacks, and a desire to strengthen your writing chops. Jenny is a high school…

$15
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Author Event: Gregory Maguire “Hiddensee”

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Join us in welcoming beloved author Gregory Maguire (Wicked) to St. Louis! He will be speaking at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters about his newest title, “Hiddensee.” Book description: From the author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Wicked, the magical story of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and a legend remade . . . Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy…

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Author Event: Lee Child – “Jack Reacher – The Midnight Line

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes” (The Washington Post). The event will be an onstage interview moderated by award-winning suspense writer Reed Farrel Coleman. Ticket packages: Individual Ticket–$32 (Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Midnight Line”) OR Package Ticket–$38 (Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Midnight Line”) * There will not be a…

$35.00
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November Book Club

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

Full details of this month’s book club selection here

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Author Event – Ed Wheatley “St. Louis Browns: The Story of A Beloved Team”

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Calling all St. Louis sports fans!!!  This phenomenal collection of stories, photographs, and histories of St. Louis’s OTHER baseball team is a must-have for any fan of St. Louis sports and St. Louis history! We will have plenty of books on hand for purchase/signing, and Ed will be giving a fascinating presentation on St. Louis Browns. We are partnering this event with a second talk, for author Joe Castellano’s new book about the inspirational 1970 SLU High School Football team…

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