In 2018, Missouri is set to host its fifth book-themed event: the “Missouri Book Expo.”
This year’s event is the culmination of a three-year partnership between the Missouri State Book Fair and Uncp Books, and the event is aimed at providing visitors with an opportunity to browse, sample, and purchase books from across the state.
The Big Book Festival, which begins on October 4, is a chance to find new titles, sample and purchase items that are out of print or hard to find.
The event features a full-fledged bookshop that will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and vendors will be offering the same assortment of books that have been selling at the Missouri Book Fair for years.
The Big Books are located at The Missouri State Fairgrounds, located at 1675 N. Missouri St. The Missouri Book Expo will run from October 4 to October 15.
Here are some highlights of what’s on sale at the event:Book 1: The Girl on the Train: A New York Times best-selling novel by author Sarah Polley (Bloomsbury, 2014)Book 2: The Story of a Girl: An autobiography by author Anna Nicole Smith (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)Book 3: The Life of the Queen: A new biography by author Emily Brontë (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).
Book 4: The Great Gatsby: A book about the life of author Charles Dickens (William Collins, 2016)Book 5: The Diary of Anne Frank: A story by Anne Frank (Gotham Books, 2016).
Book 6: The Sun Also Rises: A biography of Anne Sexton by author Susan Sontag (Doubleday, 2017), illustrated by artist Sara Folsom (Farnsworth House, 2017.)
Book 7: A Place at the Table: A novel by Robert Bloch (Bantam Books, 2017); illustrated by Laura Tingle (Hachette, 2018).
Book 8: The Last Days of Sodom: A memoir by journalist Charles Kuralt (HarperCollins, 2017; published by Little, Brown, 2018)Book 9: The New Republic: A collection of essays by journalist David Remnick (Little, Brown and Company, 2018); illustrated and published by Michael Ondaatje (Harvard University Press, 2018; published in 2017 by Random House, 2018.)
Book 10: The Woman Who Sold the World: A life of American poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning by author Ruth Benedict (Random House, 2016; published 2017 by Knopf, 2018.
Book 11: The Color Purple: A portrait of the author Lillian Hellman (Faber & Faber, 2018), illustrated and written by Laura Taylor (Federico Vargas, 2017.
Book 12: The Long Goodbye: A love story about a mother and her son by Lillian Houghton Miller (Random, 2016), illustrated, written by Sarah McBride (Little Brown & Co., 2017)book 13: The Way Things Were: A literary biography of American writer William Butler Yeats (Simon & Schuster, 2018)(Faber and Faber Publishers, 2018, 2019).
Book 14: The Secret Garden: A mystery novel about the death of a wealthy New Yorker who was hiding in a secret garden and was never found (Hodder &.
Harcourt)Book 15: The Black Dahlia: A true story of how the CIA recruited the son of an alleged Communist and used his position to gain control of the US government (Harley, 2018): book 16: A Woman of Action: A gripping tale of love, betrayal, and revenge in a man and his family by Elizabeth Bishop Smith (Doubling Books, 2018)”Book 17: The Book of Love: A historical novel by H.G. Wells (Harlequin Books, 2005).
Book 18: The Blue-Eyed Man: A thriller by Charles Dickens starring James Stewart as a serial killer (Simon and Schuster) book 19: A Journey to the North Pole: A tale of the Antarctic expedition of Sir Edmund Hillary and his son George (Simon House, 2005)Book 20: A Song of Ice and Fire: A fictionalized account of the War of the Roses by George MacDonald Rogers (Macmillan, 1974).
Book 21: A Farewell to Arms: A short story by William Blake (Double Book, 2006)Book 22: A Thousand Days: A novella by James Joyce (Harvest, 2018).”
Book 23: The Year of the Flood: A series of novellas by James A. Michener, adapted by Richard K. Morgan (MacMillan, 2017)(Harper Collins, 2018.
“Book 24: The Moonstone: A fantasy novel by Brandon Sanderson (Simon, 2017).”Book 25