They’ve never seen anything like it in the universe

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Of course they haven’t. On the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek, nobody’s yet seen anything like The Colorful Characters of St. Louis. That’ll soon change. My book about eighty bigger-than-life St. Louisans comes to the Reedy Press warehouse on Sept. 15 and to stores shortly thereafter. Your best chance to get an autographed copy will be at my fun-filled release party from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, October 2 at the Royale, 3132 South Kingshighway. Buy it there, have me sign it, and boldly read what no one has read before.

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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