Literacy and the love of literature 

The Left Bank Books Foundation is dedicated to literacy and the love of literature for all St. Louisans.

River City Readers

Provides thousands of books to St. Louis Public School students.


St. Louis' annual literary arts and culture festival.

Not So Late Night

Spoken word poetry and musical performances by local and nationally-known performing artists and poets.

About our organization

Founded in 2010, the Left Bank Books Foundation is the 501c-3 arm of Left Bank Books. It receives he majority of its funding from small individual donations. Contributions to the Friends of Left Bank Books, a membership program to the bookstore, supports literary events and general expenses. Contributions to River City Readers supports our program that gives personalized copies of outstanding and culturally relevant books to St. Louis Public School Children for their personal libraries. RCR also arranges author visits to their under-resourced classrooms and contributes to the classrooms' libraries. ‚Äč

Inclusion Policy

The Left Bank Books Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status in any of its activities or operations.