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Square Books, Oxford

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Square Books is a general independent bookstore in three separate historic buildings (about 100 feet apart) on the town square of Oxford, Mississippi, widely known among readers as the hub of William Faulkner's "postage stamp of native soil," Yoknapatawpha. 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 adjacent to the historic Neilson's Department Store, which has continuously operated since 1839. Square Books is known for its strong selection of literary fiction, books on the American South and by Southern writers, a large inventory of bargain books, and its emphasis on books for children. The store hosts the popular Thacker Mountain radio show and over 150 author events a year, and is a founding co-sponsor of the Oxford Conference for the Book.
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  • My wife and I love to visit bookstores. Over the years, we have established some favorites, including any Barnes & Noble, Nelson's in Lexington, Virginia, Main Street Rare Books & Manuscripts in... 
    My wife and I love to visit bookstores. Over the years, we have established some favorites, including any Barnes & Noble, Nelson's in Lexington, Virginia, Main Street Rare Books & Manuscripts in...  more »
  • This is a gem of a bookstore that are hard to find these days with all the big box stores. It is so cute and charming! The employees were very friendly and helpful. 
    This is a gem of a bookstore that are hard to find these days with all the big box stores. It is so cute and charming! The employees were very friendly and helpful.  more »
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  • Love this book store! Evey time we're in Oxford, MS we visit and love spending way too much on unique awesome books. My hubby, daughter and I could spend all day there. The owner and his staff are fantastic - very helpful and friendly. I can't wait until we visit again ... or go to their website 💜👍
  • Always an amazing experience going here. The feel of walking through a bookstore not knowing what gems you'll find is one that cannot be replicated by online shopping or even a large chain bookstore. This one even has a coffee counter upstairs if you're up for a cup. A haven from the world on even the dimmest of days.

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