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Staff Picks

Michelle

The Book House founder and owner since 1986, mother of three, rare book specialist and appraiser. Need a book? She can find it!

 

Appetites: A Cookbook Cover Image
The Sparrow: A Novel (The Sparrow Series #1) Cover Image
Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy #1) Cover Image
The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States Cover Image

Dave

Our British ex-patriate, unreasonably and willfully tall. Lives and breathes Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Magical Realism. And cat fur.

 

Guards! Guards!: A Novel of Discworld Cover Image
The Player of Games (Culture #2) Cover Image
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century Cover Image
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
Notes from a Small Island Cover Image

Robby

Arrived in St. Louis in 2015; loves it all except for that weird stuff you call cheese. Will read almost anything, especially if it has nice typesetting.

 

The Children of Green Knowe Cover Image
Middlemarch: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle) Cover Image
Here at Last is Love Cover Image
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Cover Image

Willie

Almost as tall as Dave; likes giving treats to dogs.

 

Red Rising (Red Rising Series #1) Cover Image
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1) Cover Image
Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel Cover Image
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image

Janelle

Our full-time journalist works here three days a week, and sometimes more, if Mapleweird has a cool event going on. She loves reading pretty much any memoir, or books by other journalists, and is trying to read lots of the classic literary works she missed out on earlier in life. She's a cat person, to put it lightly.

 

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Cover Image
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution Cover Image
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity Cover Image

Theo

Political science major and junior at Harris Stowe State University. Seeker of knowledge and enlightenment overall and within all things where knowledge may be found.

 

The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy (Dover Occult) Cover Image
An Encyclopaedia of Occultism (Dover Occult) Cover Image
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson Cover Image
The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir Cover Image
Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race From 4500 B.C. To 2000 A.D. Cover Image