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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!

“Books unite us. Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers.”

 

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story Cover Image
Call Us What We Carry: Poems Cover Image
The Lincoln Highway: A Novel Cover Image
Station Eleven Cover Image
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin 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 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

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

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 Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
The Chosen Cover Image
The Council of Animals: A Novel Cover Image
Dune Cover Image
Appleseed: A Novel Cover Image

Dave

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

 

The Return Of The Shadow (History of Middle-earth #6) Cover Image
Papillon Cover Image
Revelation Space (The Inhibitor Trilogy #1) Cover Image
A Canticle for Leibowitz Cover Image
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century Cover Image