***PUBLIC VOTE WINNER***
399 N. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63108 / Cake artist: Peat Wolleager
Left Bank Books is the oldest (since 1969) and largest independently-owned book store in St. Louis. Located in the Central West End area, it specializes in several books, some hard-to-find, as well as a large selection of publications. Authors, national and local, often make appearances and lecture, then sign autographs or pose for photos. It also partners with several area nonprofits to encourage children to read.
Cake placement date: February 21
Where is the cake now?: The cake still sits outside the store. (May 2018)