Spine is open 8am-4pm, daily
and 6pm-10pm for events
Serving the finest locally roasted coffee in St. Louis: Blueprint Coffee 
and the finest locally baked pastries:
DeLish Emporium
Our sandwiches, soups, and chili
are provided by southside legends:
Gooseberries and Elaine's 

Enjoy literature & libations with us

Indie Authors and Publishers, go to the Indie Bookstore page to see how you can be a part of Spine!

If you're interested in participating in any of our live events, please send us an email.

Spine Indie Bookstore & Cafe is a unique consignment bookstore stocked exclusively with indie authors and publishers, a cafe, and a small literary event space designed to foster conversations in a safe environment.

We will host the St. Louis Indie Book Fair in the spring of 2022, a podcast called Lit-Up (coming soon), and various live events, meetings, discussion groups, performances, and lectures.

Our Live-streamed events will be seen on several social media channels and archived on our YouTube channel.

Join our open mic nights, our Moth-inspired spoken word performances, or book our space for meetings, gatherings, and discussions. Meet authors, publishers, poets, and performers who share your passion.


Sunday Night Poetry 6-10pm
with Featured Poets and Open Mic
Hosted by Daniel Wright
Visit our YouTube channel to see the featured poets

                      Featured Poets:
March 6
: John Dorsey
                   Victor Clevenger
March 13: Erin Wiles
March 20: Jason Ryberg
March 27: RC Patterson
April 3: Jim McGowin
April 10: Sara Elizabeth Cook
-- w/special guest poets Sujash Purna & Gemma Campanini
April 17: Easter: no show
April 24: Jessie Eikmann
May 1: Hal Pascale
May 8:
Daniel Wright
(his birthday show!)
May 15: Mack Thorn
May 22: Agnes Vojta
May 29: Rick Christiansen
June 5: Jared Lewis
June 12: Hart L'Ecuyer
June 19: Zaire Imani
June 26: Denmark Laine
July 3:
Special Holiday Edition: Open Mic (all disciplines) Protest Night.
21st century Americans having a hard time celebrating living in a 20th century America. 
July 10: Tim Heerdink, Jonathan S. Baker, Ian Bush
July 17: James Minnis
July 24: Traydon Rogers
July 31: Katelyn Delvaux
Aug 7: Nathalie Flindertje
Aug 14: Molly Simms
Aug 21: Lesley Day
Aug 28: Justin Hamm
Sept 4: tba


Spine is available for private events
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday
Please email us for details

Thursday Night The Moth-inspired Storytelling
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 6-10pm (for July: the 14 & 28)

open mic 7-9
Hosted by Elena Sampson

Everyone has a story, and we want to hear yours! Spine Indie Bookstore & Café presents The Moth-inspired storytelling night every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Our host Elena Sampson offers an open mic to welcome and encourage the art and craft of storytelling. Come and tell us your true and first-person story in monologue. Inspire, engage, educate, make us laugh, cry, think, all in a safe, nonjudgmental space. Your story can be a one-off or you can workshop and develop it between 9pm-10pm the evening of the event for possible audition and inclusion to the acclaimed live, radio, and podcast series presented by The Moth, or for the nationally recognized LTYM (Listen to Your Mother), or for Spine’s very own live performance of a Spine Storytelling Night to be developed. Children are welcome.

Friday Night Author Showcase 6-10pm
readings and discussions 7-9
Hosted by Mark Pannebecker with a Lit-Up podcast interview before reading

Feb 4: Cathy L. Brown
Feb 25: Levi A. Lancaster

March 25: Debbie Manber Kupfer
April 8: Steve Wiegenstein
April 15: Elizabeth Donald
April 22: Ned Randle
May 6: Ryan Freeman
June 3: J. Drew Brumbaugh
June 17: Lesley Day - Poetry
June 24: Kim Duerr - Children's
July 8: Jim Merkel - Local History
August 5: George Sirois - SciFi
August 19: Ellen Parker - Romance
Oct 14: John McFarland - Horror


Saturday Night Singer/Songwriter Showcase 6-10pm
Showtime 7:30-9:30
$5 at the door

March 5: Ross Christopher
March 12: Amber Skies
March 19: Jon Bonham & Lotus Lunabelle
March 26: Julian Ruck (Paducah)
April 2:
Bob Camp

April 9: Six String Roger & tba
April 16: Shanna in a Dress (Nashville)
April 23: Patrick Tuller
April 30: no show - private party
May 7: Gary Schoenberger
May 14: Bren O'Connor and Oddsoul & The Sound
May 21: Suzie Cue and Half Gallon & The Milk Jugs
May 28: SGL and Tawaine Himself
June 4: August Blue
June 11: Rachel Is Kozi

June 18: Vince Puzzo
June 25: Andre Cataldo
July 2: Catching the Westbound
July 9: Po Mia
July 16: Dare Bionic
July 23: Julie Hardwick
July 30: Daniel C. Roth
Aug 20: Patrick Tuller
Sept 3: Oddsoul & The Sound