Preorders for TALES OF A TALKING DOG to be shipped Tuesday

August 31st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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Friday, we got 200 copies of TALES OF A TALKING DOG via courier from our printer in Chesterfield (with 50 more on the way next week). 75 copies have been packaged and addressed and on Tuesday will be mailed out to all those who preordered. All additional pre-orders received by Monday afternoon will be mailed in the same batch.
All proceeds benefit the estate of Bob Reuter.

Or, you can wait til Bob’s memorial at Casa Loma next Sunday (September 8th) to pick up your copy, and make a check out directly to the Cowboy Angel Fund (temporary monetary designation of THE COWBOY ANGEL FOUNDATION). We will have a book table set up (probably cash or check only–working on credit) and will also be giving a brief presentation on Bob’s published writing and, as Bob’s sanctioned literary executor, our intentions for his unpublished works.


A five gallon tub of TALES OF A TALKING DOG mailers

Lastly, be on the lookout for several online auctions of rare handmade copies of Bob’s work.  The last 10 copies of Bob’s handmade poetry book WHERE THE DARK ONES RUN (total print run of around 100 – 103 copies), which will never be remade (the writings may appear in a future perfect-bound publication), will be put up for online auction, with 100% of proceeds going to the foundation.

Similarly, we will also auction 2 – 3 copies of the handmade hardcover edition of TALES OF A TALKING DOG. Originally conceived as a top prize level for the Kickstarter campaign to print the paperback book, only 12 of these hardbound, artisanal books were crafted. Each contains seven 4×6 black and white photos–shot, processed, and printed by Bob himself. Although the linen sheets inside were printed digitally, each folio was stitched by hand and pasted into a hand-glued hardcover with fine art paper on the outside and as endpaper. The title cards were typed via manual typewriter (1950s Royal), cut, and glued individually.

The first 6 were signed by Bob and mailed to the Kickstarter backers in March. We had just finished the other six in late July. I had scheduled a tentative meeting with Bob to bring over the few remaining needed photographs, sign all the remaining copies, and take his share (the press was to take 3, and Bob was to take 3). Bob never made it over. His executor gave me the remaining photos, and the books are finished, sans the looping signature that Bob would have added to the inside title page. The press is going to keep 2 copies. One went to his estate. One copy we had promised to sell to Bob’s friend back in November. The other 2 are up for grabs. I have high hopes that these items will give Bob’s foundation a strong foothold.

Thank you, as always, for supporting the work of an extraordinary artist.

A few of the last 6 handbound hardcover editions of TTD. A few will soon be up for auction benefiting the Cowboy Angel Foundation.


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All proceeds benefit the estate of Bob Reuter. All pre-orders will fund the printing of additional books. We have funds to print around 75 copies and would love to print more.

UPDATE: We did it! Currently at 56 preorders, we have enough to print 200 copies of Bob’s book. I’m making a few updates to the files and sending them to the printer tomorrow morning. Please continue to pre-order; all further proceeds will go to the estate. Some funds may be reserved for a future print run if there is apparent interest. 

The fund is also purchasing a handheld scanner to digitize Bob’s photo collection and handwritten journals and other writings. Plans are currently in the works to begin collecting and editing Bob’s unpublished works. Bob’s executor, Chris Baricevic, has already discovered a pile of these. Work may begin as early as this winter.  

We estimate 3 – 3.5 weeks for turnaround of books and an additional 5 – 7 days for packing and shipping. We will definitely have them in time for Bob’s memorial on September 8th.


For each $20 you donate, you can receive one mailed copy of  Tales of a Talking Dog (cover price $17.99)Please indicate in the notes to seller box how many books you expect to receive (for example, if you only want 1 book but want to donate an additional $20 towards a larger print run, please indicate that you only wish to receive one book). Please double-check your Paypal mailing address as that is where I’ll be sending your copy.



Reprint of Bob Reuter’s TALES OF A TALKING DOG

August 4th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

We are still digesting the news. The book is currently sold out, but we are going to do a reprint with all proceeds benefiting the estate of Bob Reuter. Watch this page for updates, coming soon.

RFT Music Blog Interview with Bob Reuter

November 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Bob Reuter | Books | Memoir - (Comments Off)

Cassie Kohler and Bob discuss Tales of a Talking Dog

A Bad Man in a Dirty Old Town: Bob Reuter’s Beautiful New Book

First look! TALES OF A TALKING DOG has arrived!

November 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Bob Reuter | Books | Events | Memoir | Prose - (Comments Off)
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Come get your copy tomorrow night!







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For those of you that missed out on our Kickstarter campaign, we are now excepting further pre-orders through our Paypal account. These are for shipped items only. If you’d to avoid paying shipping, join us at the release party on November 7th to pick up your copy.

You can pre-order your copy of Tales of a Talking Dog (only $15 when you order directly from us!):


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Or purchase Where the Dark Ones Run, a handcrafted book of poems and lyrics by Bob Reuter (only $10 direct):

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All orders should arrive by November 12th.

TALES OF A TALKING DOG cover and artwork preview!

October 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Bob Reuter | Books | Events | Memoir | Poetry - (Comments Off)

Images from Bob Reuter’s TALES OF A TALKING DOG memoir and new handmade poetry book WHERE THE DARK ONES RUN






TALES OF A TALKING DOG Release Party Advert

October 19th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Bob Reuter | Books | Events | Memoir - (Comments Off)

Join us on November 7th!


October 18th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Bob Reuter | Bookmaking | Books | Events | Memoir | Prose - (Comments Off)

Riding high from the tremendous success of its recent Kickstarter campaign, the Saint Louis Projects will release Bob Reuter’s TALES OF A TALKING DOG on Wednesday, November 7th with a blowout party at Off-Broadway (3509 Lemp Ave.). Four popular local bands will celebrate the long-awaited release of Reuter’s memoir: Bob Reuter’s own band Alley Ghost, along with The Trio Project, Rat Heart, and The Griddle Kids.


Reuter’s memoir—a devastating, grittily beautiful manuscript—will be available for purchase by the public for the first time. A folk history of urban St. Louis as much as autobiography of the man himself, TALES OF A TALKING DOG speaks the decay of North City and reveals the struggling renaissance of its South, all while tracing personal dichotomies of addiction and recovery, depression and manic elation, destruction and rebirth.


The release party will also serve as an opportunity for Kickstarter contributors to celebrate the success of the campaign, meet Reuter and the publisher, and pick up their backer prizes. For more information about the Kickstarter campaign, visit:


Doors will open at 7, during which time attendees are welcome to purchase the paperback memoir ($15) or a handmade chapbook of Reuter’s poetry and lyrics ($12). The music starts at 8; a $5 cover charge will be split among the bands.


Discover more about the Saint Louis Projects, its other publishing ventures, and the story behind the creation and completion of this incredible project:



Talking Dog Kickstarter Ad

Yesterday, SLP launched a Kickstarter Campaign to sell pre-orders and raise funds for the first print run of Bob Reuter‘s TALES OF A TALKING DOG, to be industrially-printed as a perfect bound paperback. We are offering prize levels from a simple pre-order of the paperback ($15), to a package that includes a handbound version of the memoir ($150), and even a deluxe level that includes a private photo session with Bob and 10 of his signature grainy, black and white prints ($300).

Our good friends John Reskusich and Bowls Maclean helped us produce a short film to describe Bob and his impact on St. Louis culture. It  offers excerpts from the memoir and explains our need to crowdsource funds for the project.



We invite you to watch the video, read the campaign, and contribute to the production of a lasting, powerful artifact of St. Louis literature, music, and culture.