The Book House is a history and book lover's paradise, family owned since 1986 and located on Old Route 66 in the downtown historic district of Maplewood, Missouri, just outside the St. Louis City Limits. Bookshelves line the walls from floor to ceiling in two story historic Newberry's building. Antique elements from the original location (a pre-civil war Victorian gothic house) still decorate the walls as well as murals from local artists.
The Book House is a full service bookstore carrying over 300,000 New, old, rare, and unusual books in all categories. They are also partnered up with local non-profit Second Chapter Center and the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition to collect and sell used books to help kids in need. They also work closely with local schools and literacy groups.
The Book House hosts local musicians and Improv theater performances every week as well as book signings, discussion groups, story-time, and workshops. They also participate in the Green Pure Power Community Initiative for sustainable energy.