JANUARY 07, 2018
Due to expected poor weather conditions today, we are closing early at 3 p.m. Be Safe.
JANUARY 06, 2018
Well it didn't take long to get events going here again in the early part of the year. We're always going to be on the hunt for new talent we want to give a platform to. Just get in contact with our Head of Events and in-house poet, Dan Wright! So far, we have the following:
01/14/18 - Dunaway Acoustic Sessions Presents Bobby Stevens (3pm to 6pm)
02/10/18 - A Reading by Justin Kennon (12pm to 2pm)
02/11/18 - Dunaway Acoustic Sessions Presents The Edgefield C. Johnston Duo (3pm to 6pm)
02/11/18 - An Evening of Wine and Poetry featuring Kelli Allen, Emily Kothe, Robert "Rocco" Hogan, Elise Giammanco, Dave Anson, and Mack Thorn (7pm to 10pm)
04/15/18 - An Evening of Wine and Poetry featuring Amanda Wells, Emily Rosen, Jessie Kehle, and more
JANUARY 02, 2018
Happy New Year from all of us at Dunaway Books! We hope you all had a wonderful a safe holiday season! Things are getting back to normal for us as well. We have just finalized the first poetry reading for the year which will be on February 11th. Keep an eye out on Facebook for the event page in the next day or so. In addition, we have some new arrivals of old classics and underground favorites on the shelves by the likes of Charles Bukowski, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Chuck Klosterman, Larry McMurtry, Gertrude Stein, and more. Come on in out of the cold and stop by Dunaway Books. We look forward to seeing you in the coming year!
DECEMBER 17, 2017
Happy holidays from all of us at Dunaway Books! With Christmas a week away we will be open regular hours throughout the week but for the next two Sundays, Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve, we will only be open from 12:00 to 4:00 and closed on Christmas Day and New Years' Day. Happy Holidays to everyone and we hope to see you all in 2018!
DECEMBER 08, 2017
Another amazing year has come and gone! We've had a lot of changes this year and this Sunday we will be hosting two events to round out the year! This Sunday we will have our final Dunaway Acoustic Sessions from 3:00 to 6:00 featuring Aiko Tsuchida and our final Evening of Wine and Poetry for the year. Though since it's the holidays, we'll be making it An Evening of Wine, Eggnog, and Poetry. Doors at 7:00. Come on out and enjoy the arts in St. Louis and peruse the biggest collections of Literary Criticism, Judaica, Local Authors, Philosophy, Psychology, Modern First Editions, and sheet music in the city!
NOVEMBER 07, 2017
This weekend will be an exciting one at Dunaway Books. This Saturday we will be featuring local writers Suzanne Rhodenbaugh and Pam Garvey who will both be giving readings of their work and will participate in a signing afterwards. Then, on Sunday, local singer/songwriter Madison Price aka Sister Wizzard will be performing at the store from 3:00 to 6:00 for the latest edition of Dunaway Books Acoustic Sessions!
NOVEMBER 01, 2017
November is Local Writers' Month at Dunaway Books! To celebrate all of the great literature coming from this city,Dunaway Books will be hosting readings and signings all month long, including:
11/04 - Paul Gallant (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
11/11 - Suzanne Rhodenbaugh and Pam Garvey (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
11/18 - Denmark Laine (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
11/19 - Joe Schwartz (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
11/26 - Kelli Allen (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Be sure to check out the event pages on Facebook for more details and we hope to see you there! In the meantime, be sure to stop by Dunaway Books to pick up a book by any of these local writers and more, like individual works from Cosme R Cagas, Katryn Dierksen, April Floyd, Dan Killeen, Hart L'Ecuyer, Cierra Lowe, Bruce R. Olson, RC Patterson, Diane Rademacher, Andrea Scarpino, & Dan Wright and collected anthologies from Bad Jacket, Boulevard, Missouri Review, Moon Zine, Natural Bridge, & River Styx.
OCTOBER 24, 2017
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
New collection coming in the first week of October! More news to follow! Stay tuned!
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! We will be closed next week from Tuesday September 5th to Friday September 8th for inventory. We ave so many books here and we need to be sure all are accounted for. We will be open this weekend and next and we will resume normal business hours the following week.
AUGUST 27, 2017
Things continue to be as bright as ever a Dunaway Books. We have many wonderful events piling up in the coming months. Our calendar for the coming year currently looks like this:
08/27 - Local poet Hart L'Ecuyer will be reading poetry and local songwriter Drew Sheafor will be performing his songs (5:30pm - 7:00pm)
09/10 - Dunaway Acoustic Sessions featuring Neil C. Luke (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
10/08 - Dunaway Acoustic Sessions featuring Devon Cahill (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
10/08 - Bad Jacket and Dunaway Books presents An Evening of Wine and Poetry featuring Elise Giammanco, Nick Gusman, Hart L'Ecuyer, Cierra Lowe, RC Patterson, Alison Rollins, and Dan Wright (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
10/14 - A book signing by April Floyd, author of the book "Unique" (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
10/22 - A book signing by Dan Killeen, author of the "Tillie and Clementine" books and Diane Rademacher, author of "Still Shining: Discovering Lost Treasures of the 1904 World's Fair" (10:00am - 1:00pm)
11/04 - A book signing and reading by Paul Gallant, author of the book "The Grand Journey."
11/12 - Dunaway Acoustic Sessions featuring Madison Price aka Sister Wizzard (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
12/10 - Dunaway Acoustic Sessions featuring Aiko Tsuchida (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
12/10 - Bad Jacket and Dunaway Books present An Evening of Wine, Eggnog, and Poetry featuring Katryn Dierksin, Denmark Laine, Hart L'Ecuyer, Cierra Lowe, Bridget McDonald, RC Patterson, and Dan Wright (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Keep an eye out for these events and so much more at Dunaway Books!
AUGUST 10, 2017
Well, things have certainly been busy for us here the past few months. Starting in April we had a reboot of sorts with new owners Kevin Twellman and Claudia Brodie. Since then, the store has had a bit of a face lift and looks better than ever. Our biography section has been moved to the basement and our Sci-Fi/Horror section has gotten a nice cozy spot in the basement with a carpet, a few chairs and a table, perfect for relaxing while reading the works of Asimov or Tolkien. On the weekends you can be sure to be greeted by Kevin and Claudia's dog, Blue, who is the sweetest dog ever and never gets enough attention.
Thursdays have been hopping on South Grand with Shop Late Til 8 and we've been hosting a bi-monthly event called An Evening of Wine and Poetry with successful events in June and just this past Sunday, August 6th with a next one lined up for October 8th. Starting Sunday, August 20th, we will be looking to host live music for a few hours in the afternoon on weekends. On October 14th we will be have a signing by local writer April Floyd, author of "Unique." To quote the movie Almost Famous, "it's all happening."