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Did you know we have the biggest, number one author event series in the country? Each month the St. Louis County Library Foundation brings bestselling and award-winning authors from a variety of genres to the library, offering readers exclusive opportunities to meet and engage with their favorite writers.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended. Books for signing will be available for purchase at the events. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

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Daniel Silva - "A Death in Cornwall" book cover and color author photo

Ticketed Event: Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. With “A Death in Cornwall,” Silva presents the year’s most anticipated thriller. In this latest fast-paced international thriller starring art restorer and secret agent Gabriel Allon, a brutal murder and a missing masterpiece lead to a dangerous hunt across Europe.

Friday, July 19, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Rainbow Rowell - "Slow Dance" book cover and color author photo

Ticketed Event: Rainbow Rowell

From the #1 bestselling author of “Eleanor & Park” and the Simon Snow trilogy, Rainbow Rowell presents a bright, beaming power ballad of a novel. “Slow Dance” tells the humorous and heartbreaking love story of best friends Shiloh and Cary from their inseparable teen years to their far-flung adulthoods as they try to figure out what their relationship is, where it went wrong, and how to finally make it right.

Friday, August 2, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Jodi Picoult - "By Any Other Name" book cover and color author photo

Ticketed Event: Jodi Picoult

#1 bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult presents a sweeping tale of ambition, courage, and desire that centers two women who are determined to create something beautiful despite the prejudices they face. Young playwright Melina Green has written a new work inspired by the life of her Elizabethan ancestor Emilia Bassano. But seeing it performed is unlikely, in a theater world where the playing field isn’t level for women. In 1581, young Emilia Bassano is a ward of English aristocrats. Endowed with a sharp wit and a gift for storytelling, she is allowed no voice of her own. She begins to form a plan to secretly bring a play of her own to the stage—by paying an actor named William Shakespeare to front her work.

Wednesday, September 4, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
Author T.J. Klune “Somewhere Beyond the Sea”

Ticketed Event: TJ Klune

T.J. Klune presents the hugely anticipated sequel to “The House in theCerulean Sea,” one of the best-loved fantasy novels of the past decade. A magical house. A secret past. A summons that could change everything. Arthur Parnassus lives a good life built on the ashes of a bad one. He’s the headmaster of a strange orphanage on a distant and peculiar island, and he hopes to soon be the adoptive father to the six dangerous and magical children who live there. But when Arthur is summoned to make a public statement about his dark past, he finds himself at the helm of a fight for the future that his family, and all magical people, deserve.

Saturday, September 14, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Clark Family Branch
Nicholas Sparks - "Counting Miracles" book cover and color author photo

SOLD OUT - Ticketed Event: Nicholas Sparks

From the acclaimed author of “The Notebook” comes a powerful novel about making our peace with the path we’ve taken. Tanner Hughes followed in his grandfather’s military footsteps to become an Army Ranger. His whole life has been spent abroad, and he is the proverbial rolling stone. But when his grandmother passes away, her last words to him are “find where you belong.” Before his next posting, Tanner’s life will cross paths with a single mother and a reclusive 83-year-old haunted by his past. As these characters’ fates orbit closer together, none of them is expecting a miracle . . . but that may be exactly what is about to alter their futures forever.

Friday, September 27, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.