This space has been for reading and celebrating black female literary works either by character or author. This year, that will expand to include works by some of the AfroLatina, Asian, Native American/Indigeneous, and of course, African, Caribbean, and BlackAmerican writers. We will stay true to the focus on voices that reach into stories that celebrate what it means to be a fully actualized woman with real lives and challenges.
In selecting the starting list for 2016, we focused on some prize groupings and decided that even in trying to make a list, that there will be some surprises that tickle our fancy, some selections for my salon and some works that demand attention.
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When I am not shopping my own shelves, I turn to independent booksellers to find selections. I also count on the annual St. Louis County Book Fair to help me find treasures burried in the rows and rows of books on wood tables in the Macy's parking lot. This will happen again in May 2016 and for under $5 per book, is a great way to build a home library.
St. Louis has valued spaces like Left Bank Books and Eyeseeme Bookstore, as well as lots of used booksellers that are waiting to be discovered. The behometh, Barnes and Nobles, is still on the scene and Half-Price Books is cropping up in location throughout the metro area. St. Louis also has plenty of free spaces in the Metropolitian Library Consortium, the St. Louis County Libraries, and the St. Louis Public Libraries.
2016 promises to be a year of great reading, literary discovery, and storytelling appreciation.
What will you read?
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