Independent Bookstore Day!

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with us!

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  We have tons of fun activities and giveaways planned!

  • Draw for your discount when you spend $25 or more
  • Enter-to-win Subterranean shirts & coffee mugs
  • Photo ops with staff dressed up like book characters
  • Great giveaways – Subterranean postcards, Teddy bookmarks, and advance reader copies of upcoming books to be published
  • Jan Jacobi, local author of Young Lincoln signing books from 12-3pm
  • The Great Bookstore Bake Off  - staff members will create a signature bake inspired by a literary reference
  • Urban Chestnut Beer Happy Hour 6-8pm
  • Proudly wear an "I Shopped Indie" sticker


Make a day of it!  Get a passport stamped by visiting all 6 St. Louis independent bookstores

1) Visit each of the stores featured in this passport on Independent Bookstore Day, April 27 2019.

2) While you’re there, request a sticker from a bookseller. Place your stickers on pages 12 & 13 of the booklet.

3) Collect all 6 stickers and this passport becomes a coupon for 20% off any purchase at each of the participating stores.

4) Come back and redeem your coupon! Good for onetime use at each store. Must be redeemed by 10/1/2019.

Some restrictions may apply.


Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 10:00pm
Event address: 
Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130

Gena Brady, Photography in the Gallery


New Landscapes  

Please join us as we celebrate Subterranean Books' own, Gena Brady.

The show will be up through April 30.


ABOUT GENA: Like so many before me, I discovered my calling to this medium with a need to feel a connection to people and explore the world. When I began shooting in 2000, I shot solely in 35 mm black and white film, equipped with an old Nikon camera, processing my own prints in a darkroom. After about ten years, my work began to shift into the world of color and I now mainly utilize digital mediums in both camera and printing processes.

My practice has always been firmly rooted as a way for me to explore, connect and understand communities and the world. I take a walk or drive around and then stop to get out and explore, allowing a slower pace that encourages conversations with people and the time to contemplate and frame moments and scenes. Most recently I have been more attracted to landscapes, soaking in the healing properties of nature.

​I have also been involved in collaborations with artists who practice poetry, music and other forms of visual art and look forward to more of these projects.


Opening reception beer generously provided by: 

Event date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130