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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.

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New Releases

Lost Treasures of St. Louis

A kaleidoscope of bygone places, events, and items once identified with the Gateway City, Lost Treasures of Saint Louis captures the essence of cherished times that still resonate with St. Louisans. Lost Treasures celebrates dancing to Ike and Tina at the Club Imperial, Bowling for Dollars at the Arena, taking in movies at Ronnie’s Drive-In, and myriad other pastimes enjoyed through the years. Rarely seen photos and artifacts revive eateries like Miss Hulling’s Cafeteria and the Crystal Palace, entertainment and sports attractions like the Goldenrod Showboat and Sportsman’s Park, retail stores like Famous-Barr and Scruggs, Vandervoot and Barney, community establishments like Cleveland High School and St. Bridget of Erin Church, and locally manufactured products like Mavrakos Candy and Falstaff Beer. Gone but not forgotten, all of the subjects featured elicit nostalgia and also reveal how the past has shaped our city.

Author Bio:
Cameron Collins is the author of Distilled History, a St. Louis history and drinking blog that was named the Riverfront Times’ Best Personal Blog in 2013. A native of upstate New York, he earned a degree in American History from the University of Dayton and has called St. Louis home since 1995. His unique twist on the history of St. Louis has been featured in presentations at PechaKucha St. Louis, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, and at the Missouri History Museum. A volunteer at the Campbell House Museum, he was awarded the President’s Award from the museum’s Board of Directors in 2015.

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die is a fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people that call it home. This book isn't simply a listing of places to visit but a catalogue of uniquely American experiences.  From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first "flying machine", each experience makes up an important piece of our American story. You'll find an enlightening mix of history, entertainment, art, food, sports, and even places to cross off your "selfie" bucket list.  As an added bonus, you'll also find amusing trivia questions on every page. Most important of all, 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die was written to inspire road trips across the country. Mountains, museums, fried chicken, small towns, and yes, even the world's tallest mailbox—they all await you. Buckle up. It's going to be a fun ride.

Author Bio
Bill Clevlen is a broadcaster and national travel writer based in St. Louis, Missouri. He hosts a weekly radio show and podcast called Bill On The Road that features road trip ideas and uplifting American stories. While not on the road searching for positive stories, you can likely find him somewhere in St. Louis eating thin crust pizza or playing pickleball. (Yes, pickleball.) For more travel stories and videos, you can visit Bill's website: billontheroad.com.

Events & Updates

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Kevin Gibson, author of Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for a presentation at Filson Historical Society (1310 S Third St., Louisville) at 6PM. A Q&A and a book signing will follow the presentation. 

— June 29, 2017

Book Signing

Join Jo Ann Kargus, author of Route 66 Splendor, for a book signing and coloring event at Spencer Road Branch Library (427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, MO) at 6:30PM. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

— July 6, 2017

Author Event

Join Sarah Parisi, author of the Ultimate Kids' Guide to Chicago, and other local authors for Beachside Authorfest at Lake Geneva Public Library (918 W Main St.) from 10AM to 4PM. 

— July 8, 2017

Book Signing

Join Jo Ann Kargus, author of Route 66 Splendor, for a book signing at the 19th Annual Catsup Bottle Festival in Woodland Park (Collinsville, IL) from 9AM-4PM. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

— July 9, 2017

Book Signing

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a book signing at Christopher's Gifts (127 E Argonne Dr.) at noon. 

— July 10, 2017

Author Event

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, as she hosts the first night of the Newark Black Film Festival—one of the bucket list items in her book—at the Newark Museum (49 Washington St.) at 6PM. 

— July 12, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at the Iowa Theater (Winterset, Iowa) at 7PM.

— July 13, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at Central Library (1301 Olive St.) at 6:30PM. 

— July 13, 2017

Book Signing

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters home from Stanford, for a book signing at Chaucer's Books (3321 State St., Santa Barbara, CA) at 7PM. 

— July 13, 2017

Radio Interview

Tune into the John Carney Show (550 AM) at 2:10PM for a radio interview with Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis.

— July 14, 2017

Book Signing

Join Sarah Parisi, author of the Ultimate Kids' Guide to Chicago, for a book signing at Pheasant Run Resort (4051 E Main St.) from 11AM to 1PM. The signing will take place in the Bourbon Street area, by the Sunday breakfast buffet.

— July 16, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Engadine Library (W13920 Melville St., Engadine, MI) at 7PM. 

— July 20, 2017

Presentation

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, for a presentation at the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor's Bureau meeting at Robert Treat Hotel (50 Park Pl.) at 5PM.

— July 20, 2017

Author Event

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, for her virtual book launch on Facebook Live and BrickCityLive.com at 2PM.

— August 1, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at St. Charles Library, Corporate Parkway Branch (1200 Corporate Pkwy., Wentzville, MO) at 7PM.  

— August 2, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum (Forest Park, 5700 Lindell Blvd.) at 10:30AM or 7PM.

— August 8, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at St. Charles Library, Spencer Road Branch (427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, MO) at 7PM.

— August 8, 2017

Author Event

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, for an event at the Newark Museum (49 Washington St.) at 6:30PM.

— August 11, 2017

Author Book Sigining at Engadine Tractor Show

Join Author Kath Usitalo (100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die) for a book signing at Engadine Tractor Show in Engadine MI, beginning at 10am.

— August 12, 2017

Author Event

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, for an interview on Time2Grind Radio (Time2Grind.com) at 8PM.

— August 13, 2017

Author Event

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, for a book launch at the Newark Museum (49 Washington St.) at 6PM. 

— August 15, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at the Landmarks Association of St. Louis (911 Washington, Suite 170) at noon. 

— August 17, 2017

Book Signing

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, for a book signing at Riverfront Park (1 Somme St.) at 7PM. 

— August 18, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Grace UMC, 6199 Waterman Blvd., at 1PM. 

— September 12, 2017

Presentation

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, for a presentation at Central Connecticut State University Bookstore (1615 S Stanley St.) at 12:15PM. 

— September 13, 2017

Presentation

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, for a presentation at the CCSU Bookstore (1615 Stanley St., New Britain) at 12:15. This event is apart of a series called Central Authors, where the Central Connecticut State University brings in alumni who have published books to answer questions. 

— September 13, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at Wildwood Historical Society (18750 HWY 100, Wildwood, MO) at 7PM. 

— September 19, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., at 11:45AM. This event is for the St. Louis Rotary Club. 

— September 21, 2017

Presentation

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation at Friendship Village Retirement Community (12503 Village Circle Dr., St. Louis) at 2:30PM. 

— September 21, 2017

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers—authors of St. Louis Browns—for a presentation and book signing at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 S Lindbergh Blvd.) from 7PM to 9PM. 

— September 21, 2017

Author Event

Join Clark Norton, author of 100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die, for a book launch at Borderlands Brewery (119 E Toole Ave.) at 5PM.

— September 26, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at the Oakland House Museum, 7801 Genesta St., from 1-3:30PM. This event is held in conjunction with the Affton Historical Society's and Ladies of Oakland's annual tea. 

— September 28, 2017

Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers—authors of St. Louis Browns—for a book signing at the St. Louis Sports Collectors Show (Orlando Gardens, South County: 4300 Hoffmeister Ave.) at 11AM. 

— October 1, 2017

Presentation and Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers—authors of St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team—for a presentation and book signing at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd.) at 10:30AM. 

— October 10, 2017

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, for an event with the Working Women's group at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., at 5PM.

— October 11, 2017

Presentation

Join Clark Norton, author of 100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die, for a presentation at PWR Gym (140 W Ft. Lowell Rd.) at 3:30PM.

— October 12, 2017

Book Signing

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, for a book signing at Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center (326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA) at 8:15AM. This signing will be a part of the 14th Annual Alumni Authors Meet & Greet.

— October 15, 2017

Presentation

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside, CA Before You Die, for a presentation at the Mission Inn Museum (3696 Main St., Riverside) at 1PM. 

— October 21, 2017

Presentation

Join Clark Norton, author of 100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die, for a presentation at National Parks Store (12880 N Vistoso Village Dr.) at noon.

— October 21, 2017

Author Event

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at Oakland House (Affton Historical Society), 7801 Genesta St., at 1PM. 

— October 22, 2017

Author Event

Join Lauren Craig, author of 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die, for an event at Crystal Plaza (307 W Northfield Rd.) at 6PM.

— October 26, 2017

Book Signing

Join Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst, and Bill Rogers—authors of St. Louis Browns—for a book signing at the St. Louis Sports Collector Show (Orlando Gardens, South County: 4300 Hoffmeister Ave.) at 11AM. 

— December 3, 2017

Author Event

Join Sarah Parisi, author of the Ultimate Kids' Adventure Guide to Chicago, for a presentation and book signing at the Schaumburg Township District Library (130 S Roselle Rd.) at 7PM. This event is a part of the Chicagoland: Read All About It author series. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

— May 9, 2018