Subterranean Books, an independent, woman owned book store AND is my Tuesday Morning Hang Out.
we don’t mind the temporary mess in the street – we are all excited about the New Trolley –
It is in the Delmar Loop area, one of the best walking-around-and-be-delighted neighborhoods you’ll find.
walking on Delmar, this is “The Place” to visit, Subterranean Books.
Absolute rockin’ best children’s section.
In the corner, by the stairs, you’ll find the absolute BEST books for children . . look to the left, Middle Readers and Young Adult books are waiting to be discovered . . this place ROCKS!
We “test drive” Picture Books on Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 AM. We have Story Time for tiny people and their guardians.
You Always want to venture upstairs – art on the walls, special sections of books to discover, events to attend, including story time
We read three books from the shelves, sing songs, laugh, snort and enjoy silly fun together.
Here’s our “story corner” – a quilt on the floor, happy people gather for a half hour of fun.
Look on the shelves just left of “Picture Books” to discover middle and young adult books
If you arrive early, you can look through the windows and dream about your next reading adventure.
They host countless events, you might make new friends, learn stuff, have fun,
AND, if you want, you can purchase a nifty t-shirt to wear, with graphics reminding you of a favorite read.
It’s the people that truly make it special. I’m a little prejudiced, i suppose, BUT, “Book People” seem to have a lot to offer. They tend to be open minded, well read, can “conversate” with ease on most subjects.
You MIGHT want to take time to learn about the people who work here – they are genuine, interesting and a JOY to be around.
I have been told people prefer Reviews from outside sources, so I’m going to include a few quotes for you here:
“Every time i come to this wonderful place I never fail to leave satisfied. They have a great selection of books, of every genre. The workers are so helpful and nice as well and always have great recommendations. Their prices are like every other book store, not lower or higher. Great location too!” (7/28/2015 – a reader from St. Peters, MO)
Great book store on the Delmar loop!
This is the type of book store I love, a nice eclectic selection, not huge, and a very nice staff member who would order anything you need that you could not find in the store! Super clean, and very in order!
They even sell RAYGUN t-shirts as a Des Moines boy I dug that! (from Des Moines, IA)
My husband and I wandered into this shop while we were in town for a wedding and I fell completely in love. Very cute and very well curated. There were tons of books that I wanted to buy right then and there. It was hard for both of us to leave. Hope to get back someday. (from Silver Lake, CA)
Some may not realize, supporting independent stores, especially book stores, is one way to keep our culture vibrant. Here is a story that makes me happy.
Did you know James Patterson also writes for kids? Just sayin’.
Subterranean Books, 6275 Delmar, University City, St. Louis, MO 63130