Monthly Archives: April 2019

Find Your New Favorite Book at a St. Louis Indie Bookstore

There is just something relaxing about visiting a local, small-town bookshop. St. Louis, Missouri, is home to many quaint bookshops that are worth checking out. 
AIA St. Louis Bookstore
Located in downtown St. Louis in the landmark Lammert Building is the AIA (American Institute of Architects) St. Louis Bookstore. Both architectural enthusiasts and locals of St. Louis are sure to find the AIA bookstore interesting. The bookstore has a large collection of architectural information about many of the local neighborhoods and attractions including the Forest Park Highlands amusement park and the Gateway Arch.
In fact, many St. Louis locals use the AIA as a resource for learning about the city. Former president Bill Clinton was once enticed by the bookshop’s interesting front window and requested that his driver pull over. He visited the shop, walking away with an assortment of St. Louis items.
The Book House
Whether you are looking for a particular book or you are just in the mood to browse, the Book House has something for you. With over 350,000 books in their inventory, you will never grow tired of browsing their ever-changing collection of books. You will find children’s, non-fiction, out-of-print publications, and even first editions.
Books are available at all price points and some of their inventory can be shopped online. One of its oldest books currently in inventory dates back to 1590. Need help choosing a book? Just ask one of the staff members for a recommendation.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

The Land Cruiser has been a popular choice for over 60 years. Toyota is celebrating this vehicle’s long-standing reputation with the release of the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition. Check out a few features that you can expect from this highly-anticipated cruiser vehicle.
Exterior Design
Land Cruiser loyalists will enjoy the traditional cues of the Land Cruiser Heritage Edition. Drivers who are new to the Land Cruiser lineup will enjoy the modern accents. With 18-inch wheels, a distinctive front grille, and the recognizable Toyota Land Cruiser logo on the D-pillars, its design is as appealing as its performance. Toyota proudly displays its name on many of the exterior accents including the tire caps and front grille.
The blackened accents and fog lights with chrome surrounding help to give the 2020 Land Cruiser a unique appeal, setting it apart from other SUVs on the road. Even the exterior side mirrors are outlined in a chrome color. If you put the 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition next to the traditional Land Cruiser, you will also notice the lack of running boards and side molding. This gives it a sleeker and more enigmatic look. The Heritage Edition will come in two color patterns which include the Midnight Black Metallic or the Blizzard Pearl.

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Comparison: 2019 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 4Runner

The 2019 Toyota Highlander and 4Runner are both great options for the more adventurous driver. Consider a few of the biggest differences between the two when determining which SUV is right for your driving needs. 
Exterior Design
The first difference that you are likely to notice between the 2019 Highlander and the 4Runner is the exterior design. The Highlander is slightly longer with projector beam LED headlamps and 18-inch standard wheels. The 2019 4Runner, built for off-roading, features a boxier stance with standard roof rails and an optional TRD logo. The 4Runner also comes with standard 17-inch wheels. Both have an optional power-tilted moonroof with power sunshade.
The 2019 Highlander is equipped standard with a 2.7-liter six-speed engine. Drivers can also upgrade to the available 3.5-liter V-6 eight-speed engine. The 2019 4Runner comes with one engine option which is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine with a dual independent variable valve timing system. The 2019 Highlander is rated as an ultra-low emission vehicle compared to the 4Runner which is a level two low-emission vehicle.
There are a few differences in capability that are also worth noting. The Highlander is only available in a front-wheel-drive powertrain while the 4Runner comes standard with a part-time four-wheel-drive system with active traction control and an optional upgrade to full-time four-wheel drive. The 4Runner also comes with additional off-roading features including higher ground clearance, hill start assist control, and a reinforced body-on-frame construction design.

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