Thoughts on books, reading and publishing from the staff and friends of the Tattered Cover Book Store.
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.