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New Releases

Forest Park: A Walk through History
Perched just inside the city, Forest Park has functioned as a proverbial playground for generations of St. Louisans and tourists alike. While you could explore this green expanse of trees and pathways by many modes of transportation, the best way to know its paths and treasures is on foot. With Forest Park: A Walk through History as your guide, you’ll be able to take the time to appreciate the park’s historical markers and natural wonders.

Discover the hills, fields, and winding ribbons of water traversing the park. Find the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. From the monuments to the memorials and the waterfowl to the wildflowers, Kennedy Forest, the Bridge to Picnic Island, and the Saint Louis Zoo.

Local author Carolyn Mueller brings an insider’s perspective after spending a decade living near the park and countless hours exploring its bike paths and running trails. Check out her favorite spots like Kennedy Forest, the Bridge to Picnic Island, and the Saint Louis Zoo, or discover your own as you venture into this crown jewel of St. Louis.
Missouri: An Illustrated Timeline

Missouri has always seemed to be in the middle of everything: the twenty-fourth of fifty states admitted to the Union, Missouri’s role in keeping the balance of power between North and South proved an important tipping point in the lead-up to the Civil War as a state literally and figuratively divided in the country’s battle over slavery. Geographically, Missouri is, again, right in the middle. From the wide open expanses and farmland in the north to the cotton fields in the south, and from the Gateway to the West to the refined sensibilities of the east, the state calls to mind all parts of the nation. Politically, all presidential candidates know the phrase “As Missouri goes, so goes the nation.” The state has voted for the presidential winner in all but three elections from 1904 to 2016.

As Missouri recognizes its two-hundredth anniversary as a state, it’s important to look back at our amazing history that has had an impact far beyond the boundaries of the Show Me State. Successes in business, sports, and culture contrast with failures in civil rights and struggles with Mother Nature. Missouri: An Illustrated Timeline takes a look at the important moments in Missouri’s history that have defined us as a state. As osteopathic medicine was being founded in Missouri, a grasshopper plague was destroying other parts of the state. Not long after the first skyscraper was built in Missouri, Laura Ingalls Wilder moved to southern Missouri, where she wrote about life on the prairie. And at the same time the Lake of the Ozarks was filling up, Prohibition was ending, Bonnie and Clyde were having shootouts, and a golfer from Springfield was winning the first Masters Tournament.

This book allows readers to see our defining moments and gives us a new understanding of how it all lines up historically. Missouri is the Show Me State and Missouri: An Illustrated Timeline shows you our two hundred-year history in an entertaining and educational historical context as we look ahead to a fabulous future situated perfectly in the middle.

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Join Audra Meighan, author of 100 Things to Do in Lexington Before You Die, for a book signing at West Sixth Brewing from noon to 6 p.m.

— April 11, 2020

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Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for his book launch at Central Library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

— April 11, 2020

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— April 11, 2020

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— April 11, 2020

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Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for a presentation and book signing at Alpha Brewing Company from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

— April 12, 2020

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— April 17, 2020

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Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for a presentation and book signing at Buder Library from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

— April 18, 2020

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Join Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of 100 Things to Do in Nebraska Before You Die, for a book signing at Bookworm (2501 S 90th St., Ste. 111, Omaha NE) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— April 18, 2020

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Join Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of 100 Things to Do in Nebraska Before You Die, for a book signing at Bakers Candles (831 S Baker St., Greenwood, NE) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

— April 18, 2020

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Join Christine Hopkins and Heidi Lutz, authors of 100 Things to Do in Galveston Before You Die, for a book signing at the Grand 1894 Opera House (2020 Postoffice St., Galveston) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

— April 18, 2020

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— April 19, 2020

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Join Bob Hines, author of Amazing Ashville: The Most Colorful Community in America, for a presentation and book signing at Pickaway County Historical Society from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

— April 20, 2020

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— April 21, 2020

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— April 24, 2020

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— April 25, 2020

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— April 27, 2020

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Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for a presentation at Jefferson County Library Northwest Branch from 6 to 7 p.m.

— April 28, 2020

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— April 29, 2020

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Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for a book signing at Main Street Books from 1 to 3 p.m.

— May 2, 2020

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Join Robin Rockey, author of 100 Things to Do in Orange County Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Katie Wheeler Library (13109 Old Myford Rd., Irvine) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

— May 2, 2020

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Join R. C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Neptune City Library (106 W. Sylvaine, Neptune City) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

— May 2, 2020

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Join Christine Hopkins and Heidi Lutz, authors of 100 Things to Do in Galveston Before You Die, for a book signing at Bishop's Palace Gift Shop (1402 Broadway, Galveston) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

— May 2, 2020

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Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for a presentation and book signing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

— May 4, 2020

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Join Bob Hines, author of Amazing Ashville: The Most Colorful Community in America, for a book signing at Ashville Community Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

— May 5, 2020

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Join R. C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Middletown Public Library (55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown) from 7 to 8 p.m.

— May 7, 2020

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Join R. C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Barnes and Noble - Holmdel (21345 Highway 35, Holmdel) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— May 9, 2020

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Join R. C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Belmar Public Library (517 10th Ave., Belmar) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

— May 9, 2020

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Join Bob Hines, author of Amazing Ashville: The Most Colorful Community in America, for a presentation and book signing at Younkin Branch Library from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— May 11, 2020

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Join Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of 100 Things to Do in Nebraska Before You Die, for a book signing at Indigo Books (701 P St., Ste. 102, Lincoln, NE) from 3 to 4 p.m.

— May 16, 2020

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— May 19, 2020

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Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of the second edition 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die and the all-new 100 Things to Do in Savannah Before You Die, for a book signing at Rose Hill from noon to 2:30 p.m.

— May 19, 2020

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— May 19, 2020

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Join R. C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Sea Bright Public Library (1097 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright) from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

— May 19, 2020

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Join Lynn and Cele Seldon, authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die, for a book signing at Rose Hill (1 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton) from noon to 2:30 p.m.

— May 19, 2020

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Join Christine Hopkins and Heidi Lutz, authors of 100 Things to Do in Galveston Before You Die, for a book signing at Galveston Women's Conference at Moody Gardens Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— May 21, 2020

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Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for a presentation and book signing at Central Library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

— May 23, 2020

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Join Christine Hopkins and Heidi Lutz, authors of 100 Things to Do in Galveston Before You Die, for a book signing at Tina's on the Strand (2326 Strand) from noon to 3 p.m.

— May 23, 2020

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Join Audra Meighan, author of 100 Things to Do in Lexington Before You Die, for an event at Paul Miller Ford from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— May 28, 2020

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— May 28, 2020

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Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for a presentation and book signing from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.

— May 30, 2020

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Join Tim and Lisa Trudell, authors of 100 Things to Do in Nebraska Before You Die, for a book signing at Baker's Candies (831 S Baker St., Greenwood, NE) from 1 to 4 p.m.

— May 30, 2020

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Join R. C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Barnes and Noble (44 Brick Plaza, Brick) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— June 6, 2020

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Join Christine Hopkins and Heidi Lutz, authors of 100 Things to Do in Galveston Before You Die, for a book signing at Galveston Bookshop (317 23rd St.) from 2 p.m. from 4 p.m.

— June 6, 2020

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Join Rick Pender, author of the second edition of 100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Kenton County Public Library (401 Kenton Lands Rd., Erlanger) from 7 to 8 p.m.

— June 8, 2020

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Join Amanda Hunyar, author of St. Louis State Hospital: A 150-Year Journey Toward Hope, for a presentation and book signing at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 S Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131) from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

— June 13, 2020

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Join R. C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Words Book Store (623 Cookman, Asbury Park) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

— June 18, 2020

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— June 27, 2020

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— July 7, 2020

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Join Larry Burns, author of Secret Inland Empire, for a presentation and book signing at San Bernardino County Museum from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

— July 16, 2020

Author Event

Join Bob Hines, author of Amazing Ashville: The Most Colorful Community in America, for a presentation and book signing at Ashville Community Park from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

— July 18, 2020

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Jim Merkel, author of Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, for a presentation and book signing in the Fellowship Hall at Webster Groves Christian Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— July 31, 2020

Special Event

Join R. C. Staab, author of 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die, for a two-day festival themed around his book from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum (120 W. Main St., Tuckerton).

— August 15, 2020

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of Secret Inland Empire, for a writing workshop at Anaheim Public Library from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

— October 17, 2020