Let the Gift Giving Begin!

BooksGiftsFriday’s  signing event for my books in the St. Louis City Hall rotunda was amazing. I signed books for all kind of people, both city hall employees and people with business at city hall. Meeting people at signing who want to read one of my books is one of my favorite parts of writing.  Especially when so many choose to buy one of my books to give to someone for Christmas.

But Friday’s event was just the start of what promises to be an amazing Christmas. It continues with another signing from 9 to noon Saturday at the winter edition of the Creve Coeur Farmers Market at the Creve Coeur Ice Arena, 11400 Olde Cabin Road, Creve Coeur.

Because of the tremendous success of Friday’s signing at the St. Louis City Hall rotunda, I’ll return to the city hall rotunda to sign from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday,  December 11. It’ll be hard to beat Friday’s success, but we’ll try.

Then from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, I’ll sign with four other Reedy Press authors. They are Elizabeth Terry, Ethnic St. Louis; Carol Shepley, St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline; Greg Marecek,  The Cardinals of Cooperstown; and Bill Hart, Historic Missouri Roadsides. It’s an opportunity to meet authors of a variety of books.

bookgift1For now, I’m scheduled to do a final signing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 at STL-Style, 3159 Cherokee Street. I may add other locations. Stay tuned.

But you don’t need to attend a signing to get one of my autographed books.  I’ll mail you a book with my signature if you write a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel and send it to JCM Press, 4216 Osceola Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63116. Specify which book you want and how you want me to autograph it.

Are you sure you don’t want a book for Christmas?






Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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