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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

39th Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Information about the 2017 November Festival and year-long author events coming soon

Events & Schedule

November 5-19, 2017
Plus year-round events featuring authors of all religions

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during the first two weeks of 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 39th 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
  • David Gregory
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Carl Reiner
  • Cokie Roberts
  • Ambassador Dennis Ross
  • William Shatner
  • Neil Simon
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • R.L. Stine
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Leon Uris
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Henry Winkler
  • and many others

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Contact

Scott Berzon, Festival Director
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
314-442-3152

Facebook: facebook.com/stljbf
Twitter: @stljbfestival