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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

42nd Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Beginning November 1, 2020
Plus bookend author events throughout the year

June Bookend Events

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The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during early November, with additional bookend events year-round. The range of author topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more.

Now in its 42nd year, the Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest in the country with more than 10,000 audience members annually. People from all backgrounds and religions come to Festival events to hear premier speakers, share their thoughts, and ask questions.

The esteemed group of previous Festival speakers include:

  • Alan Arkin
  • Saul Bellow
  • Ben Bernanke
  • Theodore Bikel
  • Wolf Blitzer
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Alan Dershowitz
  • Anita Diamant
  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • Susie Essman
  • Betty Friedan
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Carl Reiner
  • Cokie Roberts
  • Ambassador Dennis Ross
  • Peter Sagal
  • William Shatner
  • Neil Simon
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • R.L. Stine
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Henry Winkler
  • and many others

The Jewish Book Festival thanks Main Street Books for providing books by our presenting authors. The festival receives a percentage of sales for every book sold. Please support the St. Louis Book Festival and Main Street Books by purchasing your books through the festival.

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Contact

Diane Maier*, Program Associate
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
314-442-3190

*We’re so excited for our JBF Director, Amy Bornstein, who is currently on maternity leave

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Instagram: @thejstl_arts