Organization Overview

Women-owned and operated, The Novel Neighbor is an independent bookstore and community space in the Webster Groves neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Opened in 2014 by owner Holland Saltsman, The Novel Neighbor sells new books of all genres, locally made art, and carefully curated gifts for avid readers of all ages. The Novel Neighbor is charming, unique and welcoming to all. In addition to offering books and merchandise, they facilitate in-store book clubs, host book-themed birthday parties, summer camps, cocktail classes and offer two distinctive spaces for event rental. They are known for their personalized Mystery Boxes, as well as their subscription service, and recommended reading on social media. In line with their values, The Novel Neighbor, in addition to its non-profit The Noble Neighbor, seeks to amplify historically marginalized voices and engage with equity and inclusion work in the St. Louis area and beyond.

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