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St. Louis County Library and The Novel Neighbor bookstore are thrilled to announce the second annual St. Louis area book festival celebrating teen readers!

The St. Louis Teen Book Festival will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 1:00-5:30 p.m. at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, 1201 S. Warson Road, St. Louis MO 63124. The event is free and open to all readers.

The festival will feature book talks, author signings, and meet-and-greet opportunities with 19 amazing young adult authors. The festival line-up includes a diverse group of fan-favorite, bestselling YA authors from all genres, as well as the hottest debut voices and local authors. A complete event schedule is available at

Teachers and librarians are invited to attend an Educator’s Happy Hour with the authors on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. at The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119. Light refreshments and complimentary drinks will be provided.

KEYNOTE AUTHOR - Neal Shusterman: Bestselling author of over 30 science fiction and fantasy novels for young readers and winner of the National Book Award. Shusterman will discuss “Gleanings,”a new story collection inspired by his Arc of the Scythe series, and “Courage to Dream,” a graphic novel exploring the Holocaust. 

Alexandra Bracken: From the critically acclaimed author of “Lore,” Alexandra Bracken presents a stunning contemporary fantasy inspired by Celtic legends.

Kendare Blake: #1 bestselling author Kendare Blake presents the first installment in an epic fantasy duology about an order of mythical female warriors.

Justin A. Reynolds: Bestselling author of “Opposite of Always,” Justin Reynolds presents “House Party,” a novel about friends saying goodbye to high school and hello to life’s next chapter. 

Rachael Lippincott: From the bestselling coauthor of “Five Feet Apart” comes a fresh and inventive romantic comedy. 

Soman Chainani: The basis for the #1 Netflix movie, Soman Chainani’s dazzling fantasy series is about a magical school where ordinary teens train to be fairy tale heroes and villains. 

The full author line-up and festival schedule is available at

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks’ notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit
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