Time to Launch the Book


The Launch Party for

Walking South City: 

A Journey Through Historic St. Louis Neighborhoods

 In his book about a 45-mile walk around St. Louis’s South Side, Jim Merkel crafts a thorough depiction of the quirks and gems of the area. Grab your walking shoes, follow along, and get ready to look at South City in a way you never have before.

1-3 p.m. May 21 Shaw’s Coffee 5147 Shaw Avenue St. Louis MO 63110


Reserve a seat by emailing



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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