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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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"Husbands & Lovers" by Beatriz Williams and "Same As It Ever Was" by Claire Lombardo bookcovers

Beatriz Williams and Claire Lombardo

Internationally bestselling author of contemporary and historical fiction, Beatriz William’s latest, “Husbands and Lovers,” is the sweeping story of two women—separated by decades and continents, and united by an exotic family heirloom—as they reclaim secrets and lost loves. Author of the bestseller “The Most Fun We Ever Had,” Claire Lombardo’s highly-anticipated second novel, “Same As It Ever Was,” is a brilliantly observed family drama in which the enduring, hard-won affection of a long marriage faces imminent derailment from events both past and present.

Monday, July 8, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
"just Some Stupid Love Story" by Katelyn Doyle bookcover

Katelyn Doyle

Wickedly funny and brimming with heart like the best romantic comedies, “Just Some Stupid Love Story” is for everyone who believes in soulmates—even if they would never admit it. Molly Marks writes Hollywood rom-coms for a living—which is how she knows “romance” is a racket. Seth Rubinstein believes in love despite his job as a successful divorce attorney. After too many martinis and a drunken hookup following their fifteenth high school reunion, Molly and Seth make a bet: whoever can predict the fate of five couples before the next reunion must declare that the other is right about true love. The catch? The fifth couple is the two of them.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
"The Burning" by Linda Castillo book cover

Linda Castillo

Bestselling suspense writer Linda Castillo presents the latest installment in her popular mystery series set in Amish country. In “The Burning,” Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is awakened by an urgent midnight call summoning her to a suspicious fire in the woods. When she arrives at the scene, she discovers a charred body. Kate knows all too well that the Amish prefer to handle their problems without interference from the outside world, and no one will speak about the murdered man. Kate’s investigation will lead to a secret legacy that shatters everything she thought she knew about the Amish community—and her own roots.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
"Breaking the Dark" by Lisa Jewell - book cover and color author photo

Lisa Jewell

Bestselling author of “The Family Upstairs” and “None of This is True,” Lisa Jewell launches the Marvel Crime series of thriller books for adults. Private investigator Jessica Jones tried her best to be a shiny spandex crimefighter, but that life only led to unspeakable trauma. But when a distraught mother comes into her office, her story strikes a chord with Jessica. The mother is adamant her teenage twins have been replaced by something horrible, something “perfect.” A mother’s intuition is never wrong–and Jessica knows all too clearly that behind every promise of perfection trails a dark, dangerous shadow.

Thursday, July 11, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
“Women in the Valley of the Kings: The Untold Story of Women Egyptologists in the Gilded Age” by Kathleen Sheppard - book cover

Kathleen Sheppard

The history of Egyptology is often told as yet one more grand narrative of powerful men striving to seize the day and the precious artifacts for their competing homelands. But that is only half of the story. In “Women in the Valley of the Kings,” historian Kathleen Sheppard shares the stories of some of the earliest European women who ventured to Egypt as travelers. Their travelogues, diaries and maps chronicled a new world for the curious. “Women in the Valley of the Kings” upends the grand male narrative of Egyptian exploration and shows how a group of courageous women charted unknown territory and changed the field of Egyptology forever.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
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.