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Apr 12 2012

James Erwin Book Signing On April 26th

 Subterranean Books is very excited to welcome James W. Erwin to the University City Library for a signing of his book, Guerillas In Civil War Missouri  on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00PM. In his book Erwin has taken a forgotten chapter of Missouri’s difficult history during the Civil War and brought it to life in vivid detail. Beginning […]

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Mar 17 2012

Being Flynn Giveaway At Subterranean Books

Nick Flynn’s memoir, Another Bullsh**  Night In Suck City has been adapted into a film by Focus Features. The film stars Paul Dano as Nick Flynn and Robert DeNiro as his father John. It is directed by Paul Weitz and features music from Badly Drawn Boy.  Julianne Moore co-stars and Flynn himself has a brief cameo […]

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Mar 08 2012

Win “We Need To Talk About Kevin” Passes At Subterranean!

Published by under Bestsellers,Events,Lou Life,Misc.,News

Lionel Shriver’s bestseller We Need To Talk About Kevin has been made into a feature film. The book won the 2005 Orange Prize and has been critically acclaimed by book lovers everywhere. This captivating novel about motherhood gone crazy tests our perceptions of what is evil by centering the plot around the fractured relationship between a […]

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Jan 14 2012


It is a chilly and sunny Saturday in The Loop. Lots of people are coming in from the Ice Carnival who have never been in our store before. It’s always exciting to see the magical look on someone’s face when they realize they have a real, honest to goodness local bookstore that they can shop […]

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Jan 12 2012

What WE Can Do For YOU!

You know that we are an independent bookseller who works hard 24/7 to feed your literary habit. You know we always strive to stock new and interesting titles that are often popular but also under the mainstream radar. However you may not be aware of some of the great extra services we offer for our […]

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Mar 11 2011

Go McSweeney’s Go

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Winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards, honored last night, with comments from the NBCC: Fiction: Jennifer Egan for A Visit from the Goon Squad (Knopf). “A novel at once experimental in form and crystal clear in the overlapping stories it delivers, offering us a sense of youth and what gets lost along the […]

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Feb 25 2011

Omg, Omg, Omg

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The official trailer has been released for Norwegian Wood, which opens in the U.K. March 11. Word & Film observed that “this lyrical trailer makes it all the more mystifying that Anh Hung Tran’s adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood has yet to score U.S. distribution…. We’re doubly anxious to get a look at the […]

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Feb 23 2011

How Does this Even Happen?

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I don’t pretend to know even the slightest bit about how large university libraries work (surely some reader out there knows and will fill me in) but this just sounds amazing… The New York Timesreported that researchers from the Jefferson Library at Monticello discovered “a trove of books that were among the last ones that […]

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Feb 22 2011

SUCH a Good Book

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  And Borat, too. Paramount Pictures plans to release the 3D film Hugo Cabret, directed by Martin Scorsese, on November 23, the day before Thanksgiving. reported that the movie, adapted from Brian Selzick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law and […]

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Feb 21 2011

2011 Best of.. Series Editors Announced

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The Best American Short Stories: Geraldine Brooks The Best American Essays: Edwidge Danticat The Best American Comics: Alison Bechdel The Best American Nonrequired Reading: Dave Eggers, with an introduction by Guillermo del Toro The Best American Travel Writing: Sloane Crosley The Best American Science and Nature Writing: Mary Roach The Best American Sports Writing: Jane […]

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