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Square Books, Oxford

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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.

Off Square Books is open 9 am-8 pm, Monday-Saturday, and noon-5 pm on Sunday.
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  • My family always goes out of our way to stop at Square Books when we are in the SE. We visited in June, and it was another great experience. Square Books is doing a wonderful job of ensuring all.....  more »
  • What can be better than a well-stocked, cozy, warm bookstore that's a little on the funky side? Square Books is a little treasure that will make you want to buy and read every book in sight.  more »
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  • Been to nearly every state, and this is one of the best bookstores in the nation. I visit around once a year, and when I think they can’t get any better, each visit is better than the last. Katherine was an incredible bookseller, knowing basically everything about the second floor, and unbelievably friendly. Great job, Square Books. This place will always be a second home to me.
  • Square books is the best book store in Oxford and possibly all of Mississippi! They have signings regularly where many authors sign exclusively! Also, the cafe and ice cream upstairs is much better than you'd expect.

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