Pop-up Music Event TONIGHT (Saturday 1/18/20):
DARK HORSE, Acoustic Guitarist with original blues and roots music. 5:30 to 6:30 P.M
Sunday, Jan 26th
Steph Plant Reading and Singing (and maybe some book signing as well)
2 - 4 p.m.
DECEMBER 8, 2019
Dunaway Acoustic Session featuring Jakob Baxter & Hunter Hamilton (2:00-4:30pm)
DECEMBER 7, 2019
Grinchmas on South Grand
Live music by local guitarist Javier Mendoza (12:00-2:00pm)
NOVEMBER 30, 2019
Small Business Saturday
NOVEMBER 21, 2019
Poetry reading with Ra Washington
AUGUST 31, 2019
Live music by local guitarist Javier Mendoza (5:30-7:30pm)
JULY 24, 2019
The Kiss of Complicity by Jessie Eikmann Book Release (6:00-9:00pm)
JULY 20, 2019
Join us for the World Naked Bike Ride! Live music in store. (4:00-9:00pm)
JUNE 21, 2019
An Evening with Kelli Allen featuring local poet Dan Wright (7:00p)
MAY 4, 2019
A Voyage in Visual Metaphors with Drew Bell (5:00p)
APRIL 7, 2019
Join us in celebrating Claudia and Kevin's two-year annniversary as store owners from 2-5pm! There will be light refreshments and live music. (2:00p)
APRIL 14, 2019
Dunaway Acoustic Sessions Presents: Tawaine Noah (3:00p)
MARCH 27, 2019
Spring is here and we have a lot of events lined-up for the coming year. In just 11 days we will host the two year anniversary party of owners Kevin and Claudia buying the store, featuring live music from jazz guitarist Dave Black. In addition we will also be featuring the return of our Dunaway Acoustic Sessions as we welcome Tawaine Noah to our store. Tawaine has been a part of the music scene in St. Louis for over ten years, being in such bands as Union Tree Review, Amen Lucy Amen, and, most recently; Vancouver, China. We shall be closed Sunday April 21st for Easter. We look forward to seeing everyone as the weather gets warmer and the people of St. Louis make this another year to remember. See you soon!
FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Our first Local Writer Meet and Greet was a great success! A special thanks to Denmark Laine, Laura Schmidt, Cierra Lowe, Joe Schwartz, and April Floyd! We shall be doing a second one on March 24th. We look forward to seeing you all as the year goes on and hopefully the weather will be getting warmer soon (a little over a month, we know, but one can hope!). Our warmest regards to all of you. Blue says hello!
JANUARY 2, 2019
Happy new year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season! A lot of exciting things are around the corner for us, including a private collection we recently purchased of about 10,000 books. Shipments will be coming in intermittently and we can't wait to put these books on our shelves! We look forward to seeing you all this year and hope 2019 is a good one for you!
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
Come join us this Thursday for Happy Hour with William Stage as he reads from his latest book, "No Big Thing"! Things will be kicking off around 5:30 with adult beverages for those of age and great literature to serve as libation for the heart and soul! See you Thursday!
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
This week is Banned Books Week at Dunaway Books. Be sure to stop by a pick up a copy of the works of D.H. Lawrence, Upton Sinclair, Djuna Barnes, Voltaire, Kate Chopin, and more!
SEPTEMBER 05, 2018
Received a great four volume collection collection of the poetic works of Fredrich Schiller!
AUGUST 14, 2018
Hello, everyone! The South Grand Fall Fest is about a month away and they are in need of volunteers. Please check out the link provided to help out and we hope to see you all at the Fall Fest! http://www.volunteersignup.org/3M9LY
JULY 18, 2018
August is shaping up to be a very busy month with no less than SIX readings (including three book releases) going on at our store! Be sure to check our list of events at the top to check out what's going on and we hope to see you soon!
JULY 01, 2018
With our nation's birthday coming up, we will be open from Noon to 4:00 on Wednesday, the 4th with regular store hours the rest of the week.
We just got in hundreds of books for our Young Adult section including Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Judy Bolton, Hardy Boys, Cherry Ames, etc. All just arrived and going on the shelves this week. Also hundreds of Spanish language books, literature and scholarly, also becoming available this week.
MAY 20, 2018
Today we welcome our friends at Bad Jacket for the release of Issue 08 of their much talked about literary zine. Things will kick off at 6:00 with an open mic starting around 6:30. Be sure to come by and meet the editors and pick up a copy of the current issue as well as any of the past issues. See you all tonight!
APRIL 29, 2018
Today is a beehive of activity here at Dunaway Books. From 1:00 to 5:00 we will be hosting the St. Louis Urban Debate League and Shawn Briscoe, who will be reading from his book "Why Debate". Then, from 5:15 to 7:00 we will be featuring the music of local musician Nick Kine. And finally, at 7:00, we will culminate National Poetry Month with the Nu Profit$ of P/O/E/T/I/C Dischord featuring Pittsburgh poet Jason Baldringer, Kansas City poet Victor Clevenger, with local poets John Dorsey and Chigger Matthews. Dunaway Books will be hopping and the weather will be beautiful today so be sure to stop by!
APRIL 15, 2018
Today is the big day! Not only do we have two amazing events but today is the last day for our anniversary sale! Be sure to come out around 3:00 for acoustic performances by Cory Perkins and Hal Pascale and stick around for the femmtastic lineup we have for our April edition of An Evening of Wine and Poetry later on with doors at 7:00 and the poetry at 8:00!
APRIL 01, 2018
Yesterday was such an amazing day! Thank you so much to everyone who stopped in and for making this past year amazing! Be sure to stop by today, we are open til 5:00. And here's to another year! Thanks again from everyone at Dunaway Books! Just a reminder, our anniversary deals will be going on until April 15th!
MARCH 25, 2018
We are very excited to announce the events we have upcoming at Dunaway Books! As April is National Poetry Month, we've booked four amazing events where three works of local writers will be coming out. Starting from now until the end of this month, be sure to stop by for any of these events:
March 25th - Poetry Class Struggle featuring Jessie Kehle and Jacob Stern (7:00p)
March 31st - Dunaway Books Anniversary Party (All Day!)
April 5th - Release Party for "Black Lives Splatter" by RC Patterson featuring Katryn Dierksen, Denmark Laine, Zoe Scala, Frances Garren, and others (7:00p)
April 15th - An Evening of Wine and Poetry featuring the release of "Black Eye, Reason to Die" by Frances Garren. Bad Jacket Press founder Katryn Dierksen will be taking over as host for a stellar all female line up including Amanda Wells, Dani Skye, Cierra Lowe, Jessie Kehle, Emily Rosen, and Sara Cook. (7:00p)
April 26th - Release Party for "The Gallows, Still" by Joseph Sulier featuring Stefene Russell and Raphael Maurice (7:00p)
April 28th - A reading and signing by Frank Muhm, author of Passage to 2838. April 28th will also be Independent Bookstore Day. Stay tuned for any special deals we may have for that day. (Reading at 12:00p)
April 29th - Nu Profit$ of P/O/E/T/I/C Dischord presents Jason Baldinger (Pittsburgh), Victor Clevenger (Kansas City), John Dorsey, and Chigger Matthews (7:00p)
MARCH 14, 2018
As you may know, Dunaway Books had new ownership as of March 31, 2017. So an anniversary is approaching and an anniversary calls for celebration!
First, a big sale! From now til April 15th, all books in the following catagories will be 40% off:
Art and Architecture
And all the books in the display cases (the cool collectible stuff) are discounted 20%
Secondly, there will be a party at the store on Saturday March 31st. We'll have food, wine, and live music. Nick Kime will treat us to music on his banjo starting at 2:00pm. From 4:00 to whenever we'll have guitarist/singer Steve Perrin. We'll have a great time all day!
So join us in the celebration. Get some great buys on some great books for a whole month. And visit us at the store on the 31st to help us kick off our second year!
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
We have an exciting weekend here at Dunaway Books! Tomorrow we will have The Writing Process with Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, Jane O. Wayne, and Peter Leach from 3:00 to 4:30 and on Sunday we will have Chris Portie, author of the book "You Should" giving a lecture, reading and signing of his book from 4:00 to 6:00. Be sure to come out for the events and be sure to say hi to the store dog Blue. He never gets enough attention!
FEBRUARY 06, 2018
We're excited to announce another event for the month of February! On Saturday February 17th, we shall have three local writers coming in to talk about The Writing Process. These three writers will include Peter Leach (a fiction writer whose historical novel Gone by Sundown received the Gival Press Award), Jane O. Wayne (who has won the Devins Award for Poetry, the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize, and the Society of Midland Authors Award), and Suzanne Rhodenbaugh (another winner of the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize). From 3:00 to 4:30, these three will discuss the process and field questions regarding to the art of writing and what works for the individual. So be sure to come out to Dunaway Books on February 17th for a unique event that is sure to inspire!
FEBRUARY 04, 2018
Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone! Its all quiet on the Dunaway Books front this weekend but that won't be the case next weekend. We have three great events coming up this next weekend! Be sure to pop by next Saturday for a reading and signing by local writer Justin Kennon, author of the book "Small Town" from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and Sunday for a performance by the Edgefield C. Johnston Duo that'll last from 3:00pm to 6:00 and we'll cap things off with another edition of An Evening of Wine and Poetry from 7:00pm to 10:00 featuring Kelli Allen, David Anson, Robert "Rocco" Hogan, Elise Giammanco, and Mack Thorn! No cover for any of these events! Be sure to check out the event pages for these and we hope to see you out and about next weekend!
FEBRUARY 01, 2018
Happy February to everyone! This month is going to be a fun one at Dunaway Books. We have a lot of great events this month. Some of them include:
February 10th - A reading and signing by Justin Kennon, author of the book "Small Town" (12p - 2p)
February 11th - The latest installment of the Dunaway Acoustic Sessions features the Edgefield C. Johnston Duo (3p - 6p)
February 11th - An Evening of Wine and Poetry featuring Kelli Allen, Dave Anson, Elise Giammanco, Robert "Rocco" Hogan, and Mack Thorn (7p - 10p)
February 17th - The Writing Process with Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, Peter Leach, and Jane O. Wayne (3p - 4:30p)
February 18th - A lecture, reading and signing by Chris Portie, author of the book "You Should" (4p - 6p)
Be sure to make it out to Dunaway Books for these wonderful events and don't forget to vote for Dunaway Books in St. Louis Magazine's A-List Readers' Poll! We'll see you around the store and Blue says "hi!"
JANUARY 28, 2018
Very proud to announce Dunaway Books is a finalist in St. Louis Magazine's A-List Readers' Poll! Be sure to go to their website and vote for Dunaway Books for Best Bookstore! Thank you so much to St. Louis Magazine and to all of the fantastic customers we see everyday!
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."