It's official: Central West End's Left Bank Books is the best bookstore in Missouri, according to Real Simple.
The national lifestyle magazine recently enlisted the help of Yelp to research the best bookstores in every state. An algorithm sorted out the businesses by the number of reviews and their star rating to find the state's top bookseller — and when in Missouri, Left Bank Books came out as king.The magazine tells readers that St. Louis' largest and oldest independent bookstore has become a cultural institution since it was started by Washington University grad students in 1969.
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