Friends of Left Bank Books Literary Society


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Left Bank Books is Saint Louis’ full-service independent bookstore. We offer friendly, experienced service and value our customers as part of our family.

In May 1996, we launched the Friends of Left Bank Books Literary Society, a membership organization to which patrons subscribed.  In 2010, we established the Left Bank Books Foundation, a non-profit organization which promotes literacy in St. Louis by providing books and literary programming to public school children, disadvantaged populations and all of St. Louis.

We’ve now structured the Friends program so that the money from each paid membership is donated to the Left Bank Books Foundation – which means that your membership is tax deductible AND will go directly to the programming that supports those in need.

Here’s how it works:

Membership in the Friends of Left Bank Books has many rewards. Two private sales per year more than cover the cost of the annual membership for most. Private receptions with authors like Calvin Trillin, Anthony Bourdain, Amy Goodman, Rick Bayless and David Sedaris, to name a few, have been memorable experiences for many.

Money from each paid membership is donated to the Left Bank Books Foundation – which means that your membership is tax deductible AND will go directly to the programming that supports those in need.

Reader – Free – Earn a $10 credit for every $200 you spend in the store or online.

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Editor – $100  per year- Reader level plus access to twice yearly members only storewide sales 25% off! Invitations to members-only Author Receptions * Left Bank Books souvenir magnet.

Recurring Payment: $100.00

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Publisher – $175 per year- Editor level plus

Exclusive “Jump to the Front of the Line” tickets at select events and reserved seating at select events **

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Recurring Payment: $175.00
* Our members-only receptions usually take place in the hour before an author’s public event and give our friends members a chance to meet their favorite authors in a private setting.

** Members at the Publisher level will get exclusive priority line tickets that will allow them to “Jump to the Front of the Line” AND reserved vip seating at select events.

Would you rather pay offline?

Download and print the Friends Membership Form, then return it to:

Left Bank Books
Attn. Shane Mullen
399 North Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63108

Fax 314-367-3256