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St. Louis: Dunaway Books

Jerry Stratton, December 22, 2015

I travel through St. Louis a lot now as I have good friends there and it is reasonably between Texas and Michigan, where I grew up. Since my friends in St. Louis are also book lovers, I have been discovering some great bookstores there. Dunaway Books is the most recent, and it’s worth visiting if you’re traveling through.

I visited them just before Thanksgiving; I didn’t buy much, but what I did buy was very satisfying. All three of the books I purchased on this inaugural visit have been on my want list for quite some time now. I’ve been looking for the second book in Allen Drury’s Advise & Consent series ever since I discovered it was a series. The first book was amazing. The other two books have been on my list based on recommendations, but I expect them to make good reading, too.

The upstairs area is where the more mainstream books are (though what that means today, I couldn’t say, so I probably shouldn’t use the term), and the science fiction and specialized topics such as the sciences are in the basement. The basement is a bit unorganized, but there are a lot of good books down there. I found Advise & Consent upstairs, and The Best of C.L. Moore and The Mainspring of Human Progress in the basement.

There are also some nice places to eat in the neighborhood, making it a good place to stop if you’re on a road trip.

Dunaway Books
3111 South Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO

Nov. 24, 2015

The Mainspring of Human Progress Henry Grady Weaver $4.00 mass market paperback
A Shade of Difference Allen Drury $5.00 hardcover
The Best of C.L. Moore C.L. Moore $6.00 mass market paperback

In response to The bookstores less traveled: These aren’t the bookstores people travel across the country to visit. But if you’re already traveling across the country, you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity to visit them.

  1. <- Twice Sold Tales
  2. Mary Ann’s Mostly Books ->