Our atmosphere is warm and friendly with oak/cherry bookcases labeled with the historical era or subject matter of the books on the shelves, and comfortable seating, inviting you to browse your chosen subject.   If you're unsure where to start, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to act as your guide through fact or fiction, history or mystery, adult's or children's books.

 

 

Often, you can discuss your opinion about a book with the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, & maybe anger, because C&S has frequent  signings for authors of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children.

 


 

Authors Under the Awning Returns!

Yes, your favorite authors return this summer,on Thursday evenings from June through August,to socialize and sign the books you buy at C&S in an informal atmosphere!

Some will also be here Forest Park events like the Music Fest and Cruise Nights.In addition, there's a street full of dining and other shopping opportunities.

We adjust for the weather too, so if it's rainy,we hold it inside.Come join the fun! 

June 16; authors TBA 

C & S at Printers Row

It's a win / win! On June 11-12 you can visit us at Printers Row Lit Fest, in the Mystery Writers of America tent or at our bookstore in Forest Park!

We'll be selling books for many of your favorite mystery authors, while Augie minds the store. You can't lose!

Author Signing and Discussion with David Krugler

Author Signing & Discussion with David Krugler

Title: The Dead Don't Bleed (Washington, D.C. 1945)

The Dead Don't Bleed Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781681771397
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pegasus Books - June 14th, 2016

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Quarterly Bestsellers for Fourth Quarter 2015:

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's bestsellers for the Fourth Quarter of 2015. These Bestsellers are determined by a variety of factors (e.g. Author Signings, Mystery & History Discussion Groups' choices, Special Programs, Newspaper & Magazine listings, etc,) in addition to customer & staff recommendations. 

 

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The Big Chili Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425275900
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - October 6th, 2015

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Peerless Detective Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626817807
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Diversion Publishing - August 4th, 2015

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Broken Grace Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781503946187
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas & Mercer - August 25th, 2015

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For You Were Strangers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780989053594
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Allium Press - December 15th, 2015

The Mystery at Sag Bridge Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937484309
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amika Press - April 4th, 2015

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781451673296
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - October 6th, 2015

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The Ghosts of Chicago: The Windy City's Most Famous Haunts Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780738736112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2013

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Billy Boyle Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616953553
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - August 13th, 2013

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Ordinary Grace Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451645859
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - March 4th, 2014

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Devil of Delphi: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781464204326
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 6th, 2015

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