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New Bookstore Opens In Creve Coeur

City resident hopes to support local authors.

After months of online posts sharing her journey toward opening a bookstore in Creve Coeur, reality started to hit Robin Tidwell in recent days.

"Oh my god, we're really opening a bookstore," she recalled Saturday, a few minutes after she had officially done just that, at , 11052 Olive Blvd.

The small, independent shop will sell new and used titles, and customers can earn store credit by bringing in their own books.

Tidwell hopes to highlight local authors, and on Saturday, one of them was helping her. Tom Mee, Jr. a technical director on St. Louis Cardinals baseball telecasts on Fox Sports Midwest signed copies of his 2009 book, Cutting the Game: Inside Television Baseball from the Director's Chair.

Tidwell said Mee heard about the store online, and asked if he could be part of the opening, and a few weeks ago, asked if a friend could come along. That friend turned out to be broadcaster Al Hrabosky, who handed out autographed bobblehead dolls with the purchase of Mee's book.

Mee and Hrabosky are fresh off being part of what many people are calling the best night of televised baseball drama in the sport's history, as the Cardinals defeated Houston and then waited to see Philadelphia edge out Atlanta, making St. Louis the National League Wild Card. Mee blogged about that night_ and on Saturday called it a hair on the back of your head kind of experience as the drama unfolded and the team's celebration ensued.

It sounds like a tense thriller worthy of a book someday.

Rob McLean October 04, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Looks like a neat place to grab a book. I wonder how large their biography section is.
Robin Tidwell October 04, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Hi, Rob! I believe we have around 6-7 shelves of biographies...but more might be hiding in some other sections! Come by and take a look sometime....
Jim Gilbert November 05, 2011 at 10:47 PM
I had the pleasure of shopping there today, and happened on a book signing event! Robin and everyone there is very nice, and they have books of all genres. Stop in some time!
Robin Tidwell November 06, 2011 at 12:18 AM
Great meeting you, Jim, hope to see you again soon!
Dianne Groves November 07, 2011 at 03:44 PM
Great move! I am moving and have so many kinds of books that I was just going to leave at the house and then have a sale. If you are intrested in them I would love to bring them to your store to help you grow. Please let me know if you want them. I will be going out of town on Wed. (9th) and back on Sunday(13th). Then out of town on the next Wed.(16th) and back on the following Sunday(20th). Will be hom to stay from then on. Thank You Dianne, Good Luck On You Store
Robin Tidwell November 30, 2011 at 11:08 PM
Hi, Dianne! Sorry I haven't been around here much, but yes, we'd be happy to take a look whenever you have time.

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