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About centerforthereader

St. Louis Central Library, Center for the Reader, is where you can find fiction, reading suggestions, author information, and much more!

Penguin Books

Penguin Books, and the Importance of Accessible Literature Over seventy years ago, a man named Allen Lane, who often took the train from Exeter train station, had found the reading material to be limited. He had asked the same question, … Continue reading

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Check us out on our new site!!!

Our Library is rolling out a beautiful new website! So after Monday, October 17th, you may find this blog at We look forward to seeing you there!!!

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Writers, Get Ready for WriMo!

Come Write In This November in Celebration of National Novel Writing Month 2016! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by … Continue reading

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American Gods at Alumni

Central Book Club Too will catch the tail end of Alumni’s happy hour this Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m., for our discussion of Neil Gaiman’s great American Gods. Place a hold here, or pick up a copy anytime in Center for the Reader. (In case … Continue reading

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The Pros (and Potential Pitfalls) of Self-Publishing

SLPL is excited to join over 200 other libraries across North America in celebration of Indie Author Day, an event designed to bring local writing communities together to participate in author panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations, and more! … Continue reading

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Eagerly Anticipated Movie Out Soon: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has consistently been a popular book, whether for individual readers or for book groups. Many of us who enjoyed the book have been waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the movie adaptation … Continue reading

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This Week’s #Q&Ink

Tattoos have unique meaning to each individual. A person chooses their ink based on a personal connection. Throughout the month of September, SLPL would like to provide patrons with inspiring readings related to their art. Send a photo of your … Continue reading

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80 Years in the Making: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s I’d Die for You

Gang, it’s Banned Books Week! Come on down to the library and pick yourself up a few banned/challenged titles and a “Stand Up for Your Right to Read” bookmark… Or, if you can’t make it in, add a Twibbon to your … Continue reading

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Staff Pick: Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Today’s staff pick comes from Dennis, who wrote about Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner: On New Years Day 1973, schoolteacher Roseann Quinn was stabbed to death in her New York City apartment by John Wayne Wilson, an unbalanced drifter … Continue reading

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When an Adaptation Is — Gasp! — Better Than the Book

I saw this article on Book Riot recently, and it made me think of instances where I really feel the movie is better than the book. I know . . . blasphemy, right?  But, the article makes some good points, … Continue reading

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