Welcome to Dunaway Books!

Celebrate Black History Every Day.  


We continue to get  new arrivals! Not only do we now have over 10,000 scholarly works on Judaica, Linguistics, Ancient Civilization and Classical Studies but have recently bought collections on Mathematics, Physics and Presidential History along with some marvelous Little Golden Books and other Children's Books.

Art by Tim Bolt


Dunaway Books is one of the premier independent bookstores in St. Louis.


An absolutely necessary stop for all bibliophiles, located on the South Grand strip. Housed within a spacious former gallery, we carry an unparalleled selection of fine used, out-of-print, and rare volumes. Upon stepping into our store, you'll find aisle after aisle of scrupulously collected books treating a broad variety of subjects.


We keep new small-press titles by local authors at the front of our store. The mezzanine is home to our collection of modern first editions. Shelves of CDs and vinyls are at the foot of the stairs for our music lovers. In the basement you'll find a broad range of non-fiction works, as well as science fiction and mysteries. The piano on our main floor is available for our (skilled) customers to play. There is something here for everyone. Whether you have a few hours or just a few minutes to browse, Dunaway Books is designed to be an intellectually and creatively stimulating place for the scholar, the collector, and the good old-fashioned voracious reader.



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Our Location