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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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  • Stopped in with a friend after touring Rowan Oak. Immediately sat in a big, comfortable chair while my friend went upstairs to find Faulkner reads. I spied the poster for Good Dog on the wall and Perc...  more »
  • Cute bookstore in the square. Great selection of books for region and nationally. The staff is very helpful. I also visited their other store for children. Lots of games, toys, crafts and books to cho...  more »
  • It's so rare to see bookstores anymore especially a small local bookstore. My husband and thoroughly enjoyed browsing the shelves and enjoying the great atmosphere.  more »
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  • Love the atmosphere, the courteous and helpful staff and the great variety of selections.
  • 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.
  • Really cool book store in a really cool location. If you are in the square and need coffee they have some upstairs.
  • I used to spend long afternoons reading or doing crossword puzzles on the balcony of this bookstore. Great store and great coffee.
  • Awesome real book store!