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Although many wonderful books have been written about individual icons and attractions, it seems that there are few that celebrate ALL the elements that make St. Louis unique, fun, delicious, exciting and home. There are books about the Arch, our city’s founders, explorers and rivers, and books about our sports teams. However, as we investigated, hunted, shopped, and searched, we just couldn’t find one that tied it all together. We believe that Goodnight St. Louis is that one book.

 

St. Louis truly has so much to share. A city of neighborhoods and neighbors, world class sports, accessible music and theater, historic landmarks, public art, and well-tended green spaces. It is a city and a region with a wealth of offerings and we felt it was high time to boast about our home town. We hope you think so too.

 

When creating Goodnight St. Louis we had a vision. We wanted whimsy, but at the same time, we wanted readers to easily recognize each landmark and attraction. We wanted the illustrations to spark fond memories of readers’ visits to the Arch, the Zoo or City Museum, for example. We also felt it was important to encourage readers to visit places they may not have been …the Old Courthouse, the cathedrals, or one of our city’s many festivals and parades. Get out there if you haven’t been and see what you are missing!

 

We thank you for exploring our website. It is our sincere hope that local or visitor, young or old, you cherish St. Louis and ALL the things that make our city home. Goodnight St. Louis!

 

Fondly,

 

Julie and June

 

Authors and Illustrator

 

 

Julie Desloge Dubray, Co-Author

A native St. Louisan, Julie Dubray is a graduate of Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, and the University of Dayton (OH). After spending several years living in Germany, she and her husband returned to St. Louis with their three sons, now teenagers. Dubray and her family delight in showcasing St. Louis to visitors from around the world. She notes that writing this book has given her the opportunity to share her enthusiasm for the city that she loves to call home.

June Arthur Herman, Co-Author

A New Jersey native, June Herman considers herself a “St. Louisan by choice.” Married with two teenagers, Herman has lived in St. Louis for more than 20 years. She and her husband, both East Coasters, have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know their adopted home town. They love exploring the city’s eclectic neighborhoods, listening to live music, and watching world class sports. Her favorite part about writing this book was researching the fascinating history behind some of St. Louis most treasured landmarks. She is a graduate of Loras College, Dubuque. IA.

Karen Wilke Heyse, Illustrator

Born and raised near Chicago, IL, Karen Heyse has enjoyed painting since the age of 7 when she received her first “official” art set. A muralist by trade, she has had a successful decade-plus career. Her whimsical, “out-of-the-box” work can be seen in businesses and private homes throughout St. Louis. Heyse’s favorite part about illustrating Goodnight St. Louis was creating a uniquely artistic vision of the city, its landmarks and attractions. She and her husband have three married daughters and one terrific grandson! They have lived in St. Louis for nearly 40 years. To see more of her work please visit Heyse’s website karenheysemurals.com

Photography by Leigh Harris

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Have you ever seen downtown St. Louis from the top of the Arch? Played in the fountains at Citygarden? Heard the lions roar at the Saint Louis Zoo? Get ready for a whimsical journey with Goodnight St. Louis! An exploration of the region’s most popular attractions, iconic landmarks, historical neighborhoods, and family-friendly locations.

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Goodnight St Louis Flat Cards

6 Fold-Over Cards with Envelopes – Series 1

Show your friends and family how much you love St. Louis! Scenes include: Arch and Riverfront, Old Courthouse, Statue of Saint Louis, Map of St. Louis Attractions, Whimsical Cardinals, and Colorful Homes of Lafayette Square. You will receive six fold-over cards (blank inside) with envelopes.

Price: $10.00 per set

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Goodnight St Louis Flat Cards

6 Fold-Over Cards with Envelopes – Series 2

Another perfect way to showcase our city! Cards include City Museum, The Magic House®, Old and New Cathedrals, Saint Louis Zoo, Grant’s Farm, and Union Station. You will receive six fold-over cards (blank inside) with envelopes.

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Goodnight St Louis Fold Cards

6 Flat Cards with Envelopes – Series 1

Show your friends and family how much you love St. Louis! Scenes include: Arch and Riverfront, Old Courthouse, Statue of Saint Louis, Map of St. Louis Attractions, Whimsical Cardinals, and Colorful Homes of Lafayette Square. You will receive six flat cards with envelopes.

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Goodnight St Louis Fold Cards

6 Flat Cards with Envelopes – Series 2

Show your friends and family how much you love St. Louis! Scenes include: City Museum, The Magic House®, Old and New Cathedrals, Saint Louis Zoo, Grant’s Farm, and Union Station. You will receive six flat cards with envelopes.

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Goodnight St Louis Post Cards

Arch View Postcards

Pack includes 8 single-scene cards. Perfect for save-the-date cards or party invitations!

Price: $8.00 per set

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AIA Bookstore (Washington Avenue)
Arch – Museum of Westward Expansion
Baumann’s Fine Meats
Bookhouse StL
Bright Idea Toys
Butterfly House
Campbell House Museum
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Gift Shop
Cathedral Gift Shop (New Cathedral)
Catholic Supply
CeCi  (Washington Avenue)
Christine’s Hallmark (Cottleville and Troy MO)
Christopher’s
City Museum
City Sprouts
Collective MX
Colleen’s Cookies
Crown Candy Kitchen
Designing Block
Fat Sassy’s (Union Station)
F.O.B. St. Louis
Garden Gate Shop (MO Botanical Garden)
Gifts N Things, Chesterfield Mall
Girasole Gifts and Imports (The Hill)
Goodnite Rooms
GrandPetite Market (Vin de Set/PW Pizza)
Grant’s Farm
Head’s Store, St. Albans MO
Imagination Toys
Imogene’s Tea Room and Home Designs
Initial Design
JA Whitney
Just Me Apparel
Ken Miesner’s
Ladue Pharmacy
Lambert-St Louis Airport Discover St. Louis Shop
Left Bank Books
Lillian Yahn Gallery (St. Charles County Art Council)
Looking Glass Designs
Louisiana Purchase Gift Shop (MO History Museum)
Lusso
Main Street Books
Mary Tuttle’s
Mercy Hospital Gift Shop (Main Campus)
Mercy Wellness Shoppe (Ballwin)
Miss Aimee B’s
Norton’s Fine Framing
Paperkeet
Paper Patch
SSM DePaul Health Center Gift Shop (Bridgeton)
SSMHC St. Joe West Gift Shop (Lake St. Louis)
STL Books (Kirkwood)
STL-Style House (Cherokee Street)
St. Anthony’s Medical Center Gift Shops
St. Luke’s Hospital Gift Shop
Sweet Boutique
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Zoo
Sandy’s Judaica Shop (Inside Congregation Shaare Emeth)
Sarah’s Cake Shop
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Schon Boutique (The Boulevard)
Serendipity Gifts (Kimmswick, MO)
Straub’s Markets
Subterranean Books
Sugar Creek Garden Center and Nursery
Terra
The Final Touch
The Great Frame Up
The Magic House
The Market at the Cheshire (Cheshire Hotel)
The Paper Warehouse
The Porch in Soulard
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Gift Shop
The St. Louis West KOA Gift Shop
The Service Bureau (Notecards & Postcards Only)
The Webster Groves Bookshop
The Woman’s Exchange
Tresses Salon (Granite City, IL)
TownHouse Books (St. Charles, IL)
Unique Ideas N More (Fenton, MO)
Verde Kids
World Chess Hall of Fame, Q Boutique

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News and Events

More Spring Signing Events!

Did we see flowers on the forsythia today? YES! That means Spring has Sprung and we’ve got a few NEW dates to spring on you… Imogene’s Tea Room and Boutique–What’s better than a fabulous lunch and terrific tea with your girlfriends? We don’t know either. Come see us at Imogene’s in Wildwood on Thursday, April 10, […]

Spring Book Signings

Spring Book Signings

It’s FINALLY Spring! Come see us at the following locations to have your copies of Goodnight St. Louis autographed! Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House during March Morpho Mania Sat., March 22 from 10am-1pm Christine’s Hallmark, 6069 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St. Charles, MO 63304, Sat. April 12 from 11am-1pm Fat Sassy’s, Union Station in celebration […]

Home & Away Magazine includes Goodnight St. Louis!

Wow! We could NOT be more excited! Check out the link below to read the article in Home & Away magazine about Goodnight St. Louis. The award-winning Home & Away is the official member publication for  AAA Motor Clubs in Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Miami County (OH), and Southern Pennsylvania. Goodnight St. Louis! http://www.homeandawaymagazine.com/content.cfm?a=4131&ignoredates=true […]

Out and About this Winter

Out and About this Winter

Hi All Yes, this was one big, bad winter! But Goodnight St. Louis kept warm by visiting LOTS and LOTS of students in quite a few school districts as well as some independent and parochial schools. Thanks to all those wonderful teachers and librarians who requested that we visit! In case you don’t know…Goodnight St […]

Goodnight St. Louis now available at Christine’s Hallmark Stores!

We are thrilled to announce that Christine’s Hallmark stores in Cottleville and Troy Mo have started carrying Goodnight St. Louis! Beautiful stores with many fine gifts, cards, and accessories. We love it! Watch this page for NEWS on an upcoming Book Signing this Spring at Christine’s. Can’t wait!! Best Always! June and Julie

Book Signing Event Thursday Feb 6!

Hi All We’ll be at the Junior League’s Centennial Luncheon and Boutique this Thursday, February 6 from 11am-2pm at the Frontenac Hilton. Hope to see you!!! Goodnight St Louis! June and Julie

Concord Elementary School 3rd Graders ROCK!

Concord Elementary School 3rd Graders ROCK!

What a great group of kids! We continue to learn many things from the students and are amazed at how many places they’ve been to in  STL. The Magic House and City Museum always draw cheers as do Ted Drewes and Crown Candy! We so appreciate the teachers, faculty, and staff making us feel welcome […]

Fun with NEW Fans

Fun with NEW Fans

Thanks to Colleen’s Cookies Caife for hosting a yummy book signing this morning! We read to our new friends and signed their copies of Goodnight St. Louis! We appreciate everybody coming out on this blustery and frosty morning! Looking forward to our next event, The Junior League of St. Louis‘ Centennial Luncheon and Boutique at […]

Goodnight St Louis Authors to Visit/Sign Copies at Colleen’s Cookies Caife

Looking forward to seeing friends old and new when we visit Colleen’s Cookies Caife on Tuesday, January 21 from 9am-10:30am.  The Sweetest Part…all who purchase at least one copy of Goodnight St. Louis will receive 2 complimentary gooey butter cookies, a St. Louis favorite. The event is free! Looking forward to seeing you at Colleen’s Cookies, […]

Happy New Year! Thanks for Making Us #1

Hi Friends and Fans! Want to quickly wish St. Louisans near and far a very Happy New Year! We are happy to report that for the 4th week in a row you guys have made Goodnight St. Louis the #1 selling STL Children’s Book! Since the holiday season began, we shipped 100′s of books to […]

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