Jarek Steele

independent bookseller, writer and occasional activist

I co-own Left Bank Books with my partner, Kris Kleindienst and serve as the president of the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance. I am also a board member of the Left Bank Books Foundation, which was formed in 2010 to promote literacy in St. Louis.

I write a blog about my experiences as a transgender man, bookseller, parent and fumbling home owner at

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