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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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  • October 2, 2017
    No trip to the Oxford Square is complete without stopping at Square Books. If you can't find what you're looking for there you can't find it. Love looking at all the signed books and my favorite secti...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This bookstore is a must for fans of Southern literature. It has a fantastic scholarly selection of Mississippian as well as regional writers, with extra-beefy sections dedicated to Oxford superstars ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    While strolling around and near the Square in downtown Oxford, my wife and I happened upon two Square Books stores and a Square, Jr. bookstore. We toured all three and were very pleasantly surprised. ...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    The first time I entered this intoxicating place was in 1984 (!) when it was located in its first quaint home next to Neilsen's. It has become more intoxicating and I have become a Square Books addict. There is no anecdote to this charming addiction. Hi, Richard!!
  • June 21, 2017
    Sells new and used books, and the location is on the Square. The store is charming and inviting, with available seating. To the prolific or casual reader, the selections are superb.
  • July 10, 2017
    The original Oxford bookstore. IF they don't have it, odds are they can and will get it for you. Amazing staff and amazing selection!
  • June 16, 2017
    Love the atmosphere, the courteous and helpful staff and the great variety of selections.
  • February 2, 2017
    This is a nationally recognized local bookstore. It is curated and has many signed volumes and collectable books. Plus they have a couple of spin off stores on the square.

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