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The Young Literati of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation are growing a vibrant, literary St. Louis.

Please join us!


The Young Literati believe that great cities need great libraries. The Library is a critical force for growing an educated, connected, and thriving city, and the Young Literati are committed to the Library’s continued success.

We are young St. Louis professionals who strive to build relationships with others who share a passion for the Library’s work. We invite you to become a member and learn more about the St. Louis Public Library and all it offers our community.


Join the Young Literati Today! 

emily-emma-kyle-cropped2Young Literati Benefits:

  • The knowledge that you are helping us build a thriving, educated St. Louis
  • Friends Premium
  • 10-15% off all purchases at Left Bank Books
  • Invitations and reserved seating at author events at the St. Louis Public Library
  • Library and Foundation e-newsletters
  • Invitations to Young Literati and SLPLFoundation events, including our monthly Young Literati Book Swap!

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Young Literati Book Swap:

Looking for a great book to read?  Want to talk books and grab a beer or appetizers?  The Young Literati Book Swap occurs the second Tuesday of every month at Schlafly Tap Room’s North Bar.  Bring a book you’re finished with and then get ready to swap books, chat with other young professionals, and enjoy great food and drinks in a relaxed environment.


Where: Schlafly Tap Room, North Bar, 2100 Locust Street

When: Second Tuesday of Each Month, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Upcoming Book Swap Themes:

March 11: Food Writing

April 8: Mystery

May 13: Sci-Fi/Fantasy


Young Literati Book Swaps are free and open to the public - you do not need to be a member of the Young Literati to attend.  Bring a book from this month’s theme, or just any book you’d like to trade. 

 Wondering what a typical Book Swap is like? Check out this article by Walrus Publishing for a run-down of a typical evening.