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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

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 Council of Animals: A Novel Cover Image
Dune Cover Image
Appleseed: A Novel Cover Image
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Cover Image
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel 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

Dave

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

 

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms Cover Image
The Silmarillion (Pre-Lord of the Rings) Cover Image
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #1) Cover Image
AHistory: An Unauthorized History of the Doctor Who Universe (Fourth Edition Vol. 2) Cover Image
Look to Windward 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 Prophet Cover Image
The Rose That Grew From Concrete Cover Image
Island Cover Image
Behold a Pale Horse Cover Image
Native Son (Perennial Classics) Cover Image