Buy ‘Em Before They’re Gone


Here’s your chance to buy one of the last copies I have of The Colorful Characters of St. Louis following the fire at the Reedy Press warehouse. Reedy will reprint them, but I don’t know when.  So if you want to get a copy for Christmas,  you should buy one of the 16 remaining collectors’ copies, shown above. Fortunately, you’ll have your chance on Sunday, Nov. 26.

I’m scheduled to sign books from 1-5 p.m. that day at Circa STL Restaurant & Tavern,  1090 Old Des Peres Road, Des Peres. But if you want to make sure you’re buy one, you really should get there closer to 1 than 5. You know what they say about the way people buy hot cakes.

Speaking of hot cakes, they’re on sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., when you should get in line to have me sign one of your copies.  After that, you can feast on such fare as STL BBQ Pork Steak Dinner,  toasted ravioli (of course) and a variety of beverages. You also can peruse the thousands of bits of St. Louis memorabilia on display, but only after you buy one of my books.














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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