Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.

—Louisa May Alcott

Even more so in our fast-paced, FoMO, digital age, it’s nice to grab a book, sit back, and enjoy (and/or learn). It’s especially satisfying when you actually know the author.

And while this certainly isn’t a complete list of books by our talented friends and acquaintances, it’s plenty enough to keep your nose in a book (or a tablet) for a while.

 


Business

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The Connected Company
Dave Gray

Crowdsourcing
Jeff Howe

Customers Included
Mark Hurst

Social Business by Design
Dion Hinchcliffe & Peter Kim

 


Creativity

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Steal Like an Artist
Austin Kleon

Show Your Work
Austin Kleon

How to Fly a Horse
Kevin Ashton

Gamestorming
Dave Gray, James Macanufo, & Sunni Brown

Drawing Is Magic
John Hendrix


Comics

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Birdseye Bristoe
Dan Zettwoch

Curses
Kevin Huizenga

The Story of the First 100 Years of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Weatherbird
Dan Martin


Design

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Beyond Bullet Points
Cliff Atkinson

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Nancy Duarte

The Back of the Napkin
Dan Roam

Visual Language
Robert Horn

 


Non-fiction

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Mission at Nuremberg
Tim Townsend

A Drive Into the Gap
Kevin Guilfoile

The Muny: Songs of St. Louis Summers
Judith Newmark

Gaslight Square—An Oral History
Thomas Crone


Other

50 SAD CHAIRS
Bill Keaggy

Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost & Found
Bill Keaggy

Lochfoot (iPad book)
W. Scott Matthews

100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die
Amanda Doyle


Disclaimers: Yes, two of my books are listed here (ha!), as well as one by Tremendousness co-founder Scott Matthews 🙂 …and I actually designed The Connected Company and Customers Included and was the photo editor for The Muny.