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Reedy Press is a book publisher that specializes in local interest titles for the trade market AND custom and commemorative titles for schools, communities, and cultural institutions.

  • Finally A Locally Produced Guidebook to St Louis
  • Downtown St Louis
  • 100 Things for Every Gearhead to Do Before They Die
  • Ethnic St Louis
  • Finally A Locally Produced Guidebook to St Charles by and for Locals Neighborhood by Neighborhood
  • Historic Missouri Roadsides
  • McKendree Recollections
  • Dizzy Dean and the Gashouse Gang
  • Menlo School Celebrating 100 Years 1915 2015
  • Moonlight Serenade to City Lights
  • St Louis An Illustrated Timeline
  • St Louis Brews Second Edition The History of Brewing in the Gateway City

New Releases

New Release 1

Finally! A Locally Produced Guidebook to St. Louis brings an entirely updated edition of the city’s must-have book straight to you, with more recommendations than ever before for under-the-radar attractions and absolute classics-from bars and restaurants to museums and churches, from festivals to fun facts. Organized by neighborhoods throughout the city, county, outer suburbs, and Metro East region, you’ll find everything from the best family-owned doughnut shops to the oldest local pet cemetery. Special spotlights touch on neighborhood history, pop-culture trivia, and kid-friendly destinations. Think you know the best of your neighborhood? Pick up the third edition of the Finally! guidebook, and we guarantee you’ll find the best of all the others too.

Author Bio:
Amanda E. Doyle is the author of two authoritative, St. Louis-centric guidebooks (the first two editions of Finally! guidebook and 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die), as well as a children's book, To the Top: A Gateway Arch Story. She has been the associate editor of Where magazine in St. Louis for more than a decade, and enjoys eating, drinking, playing, and exploring her way through the region with her family.

New Release 2

In this rich photographic history, author NiNi Harris follows the evolution of downtown St. Louis from colonial days when French traders and craftsmen planted maize on the prairies that stretched from Fourth Street west to Jefferson Avenue, to millennials and empty nesters living in castle-like warehouses converted into twentyfirst- century lofts.

Downtown St. Louis recalls when Native Americans arrived by canoe to attend a grand council and when the sounds of Italian street vendors filled the air in the 1870s. It describes the street celebration that erupted at Eighth and Olive Streets at the news that the Japanese had surrendered, ending World War II. All the while, generations of St. Louisans were building and rebuilding a spectacular downtown with ornate Victorian architecture reflected in the sheer glass walls of International Style skyscrapers, lavish art deco civic buildings, and a train station modeled after a walled medieval city. Filled with myriad images—historical and contemporary—this book chronicles the building of the old riverfront, the Wainwright Building, Busch Stadium II, and the Gateway Arch, among other major moments.

Author Bio:
Author NiNi Harris, a lifelong St. Louisan, has researched and written about St. Louis’s architecture, ethnic heritage, neighborhood history, and the Civil War in St. Louis. For thirty years she has been giving tours of downtown St. Louis that explore the frontier history of St. Louis, the evolution of the skyscraper as represented in the architecture of downtown, and downtown’s dramatic art deco buildings. Harris is delighted that today the activity and traffic on Washington Avenue has forced her tour groups onto the sidewalks. Downtown St. Louis is her twelfth book about St. Louis.

After working for twenty-plus years at a major biotech/pharmaceutical company, photo editor Don Korte started at Reedy Press in 2009. He co-authored Victory Through Valor: A Collection of World War II Memoirs and contributed to the second edition of Finally, A Locally Produced Guidebook to St. Louis. He also helped photo edit St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline. His interest in photography dates back to the 1970s.

Events & Updates

St. Charles Library Speaker Series

Elizabeth Terry, Dr. John Wright, Patrick McCarthy (authors: Ethnic St. Louis)

7pm, Author Talk/Book Signing, "Ethnic St. Louis"

Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376

— February 8, 2016

St. Charles Library Speaker Series

Elizabeth Terry, Dr. John Wright, Patrick McCarthy (authors: Ethnic St. Louis)

7pm, Author Talk/Book Signing, "Ethnic St. Louis"

Kathryn Linnemann Branch, 2323 Elm St., St. Charles, MO 63301

— February 15, 2016

OASIS

Carol Shepley, author of “St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline”, will be speaking at OASIS on February 16 from 1 - 2:30 at the Center of Clayton. Her topic will be St. Louis: Recovering from Adversity.

— February 16, 2016

Barnes and Noble Costa Verde

Maria Desiderata Montana, author of “100 Things to Do in San Diego Before You Die”, will have a book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Costa Verde on 2/20.

— February 20, 2016

100 Things . . . Santa Barbara Book Release Party

The book release party for 100 Things to Do in Santa Barbara Before You Die will be held at the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company on February 25th from 5-7pm. Says author Tara Jones, "I'll be giving away 50 mini beers and cupcakes to the first 50 people and doing a co-book signing that night with Alison Reide, author of a popular cupcake cookbook."

— February 25, 2016

Author event at The Candle Lab, Columbus, OH

Jackie Mantey, author of 100 Things to Do in Columbus Before You Die, is having a book signing and author meet and greet during the arts district's popular Gallery Hop. She will be at The Candle Lab, 751 North High Street in Columbus from 6-11pm on Saturday March 5.

— March 5, 2016

"Ethnic St. Louis" event in Jefferson City, MO

The event at the Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City (originally scheduled for January 19) has been rescheduled for March 6 at 2:00. The library is located at 214 Adams St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

— March 6, 2016

Webster University Panel Discussion of "Ethnic St. Louis"

There will be an author/faculty panel discussion of Ethnic St. Louis at Webster University at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 15th. The event will be held in the Webster University Library conference room, 101 Edgar Road, St. Louis, Missouri, 63119.

— March 15, 2016

San Jose Fact and Fiction at Dr. Martin Luther King Library

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose will be hosting the talk "San Jose Fact and Fiction" on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Says author Susannah Greenwood, "Join this casual talk as I explore a few of the gems in 100 Things to do in San Jose Before You Die, and some of the places NOT in the book. Slide presentation, some history, some personal stories, and Q and A."

— April 6, 2016

Book Signing at Chaucer's Book Store, Santa Barbara

Author Tara Jones will be signing copies of her new book, 100 Things to Do in Santa Barbara Before You Die, at Chaucer's Book Store in Santa Barbara on April 7th at 7pm.

— April 7, 2016

OASIS

Elizabeth Terry, Dr. John Wright, Patrick McCarthy
(authors: Ethnic St. Louis)

10am, Author Talk/Book Signing "Ethnic St. Louis"

OASIS, 50 Gay Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105

 

— April 13, 2016

Wildwood Historical Society

Elizabeth Terry, Dr. John Wright, Patrick McCarthy (authors: Ethnic St. Louis)

7pm, Author Talk/Book Signing, "Ethnic St. Louis"

Wildwood Historical Society, 18750 Hwy 100, Wildwood MO 63069

— April 19, 2016

Author Talk / Book Signing for “Ethnic St. Louis”

There will be an author talk and book signing for Ethnic St. Louis at the Webster Groves Public Library, 301 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119. Please join authors Elizabeth Terry, John Wright, and Patrick McCarthy at 2 pm on Saturday, April 23rd.

— April 23, 2016

Affton Historical Society

Elizabeth Terry, Dr. John Wright, Patrick McCarthy (authors: Ethnic St. Louis)

1:30pm, Author Talk/Book Signing, "Ethnic St. Louis"

TBD

— April 24, 2016

St. Charles County German Heritage Club

Elizabeth Terry, Dr. John Wright, Patrick McCarthy
(authors: Ethnic St. Louis)

7pm, Author Talk/Book Signing "Ethnic St. Louis"

Stegton's Banquet Center, 1450 Wall Street, St. Charles, MO 63303

 

 

— June 1, 2016

Waynesboro AARP

Marijean Jaggers (author: 100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die)

— August 17, 2016