Wednesday, April 17, 2013

TC Tidbit: Congratulations To Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, for being Publishers Weekly's Bookstore of the Year!

Square Books is a general independent bookstore in three separate buildings (about 100 feet apart) on the historic town square of Oxford, Mississippi, home of the University of Mississippi and many great writers, including William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, Larry Brown, and, for a time, both Willie Morris and John Grisham.  The main store, Square Books, is in a two-story building with a cafe and balcony on the second floor; Off Square Books is a few doors down from the main store and has lifestyle sections such as gardening and cookbooks; and Square Books Jr, the children's bookstore, is in a building on the east side of the square.  Square Books is known
for its strong selection of literary fiction, books on the American South and by Southern writers, a large inventory of reduced-price remainders, and its emphasis on books for children.  The store hosts the popular Thacker Mountain radio show and over 150 author events a year.

 All pictures came from Poets  and Writers article.  Check it out HERE.

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