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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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  • I first visited this bookstore during my interview for a job at the University of Mississippi years ago, and it instantly became one of the reasons why deciding to move to Oxford felt like the right t...  more »
  • I've been to hundreds (perhaps thousands) of bookstores all around the world and this is, hands down, one of the best! They have so many titles, genres, authors, etc. Any book you could ever want is h...  more »
  • Square books is exactly the type of bookstore I have always enjoy. Its part bookstore, part whimsical gifts, part history and part fun. I found an inexpensive pair of reading glasses with polka dots, ...  more »
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  • This is such a fun book store! It's the largest privately owned book store in the United States. It has such an amazing, cozy, eclectic type of vibe. They have a great selection and excellent customer service. It's located in the heart of "The Square". Definitely put this on your list of places to visit in Oxford, Mississippi!
  • I was visiting here from Columbus, Ohio. I love this book store. The staff was very friendly. I love all the chairs. I truly look forward to coming back
  • Favorite book store EVER. Recently moved from Oxford before the Christmas holiday and they ran out of a book I wanted to purchase before my departure. Allowed me to order it in store and shipped it right to my new out-of-state address! Great customer service and love the local flair and selection. Can't wait to be back and visit my favorite bookstore in the future!
  • Great local bookstore. Prefectly integrated to the local community. Competitive prices. Great service. Please consider it.
  • I feel as if Square books jr has a problem with people of color. My family and I walked in and everyone just looked and stared at us. We walked around looking and I could hear them speak to other people that walked in that was the same race. When we found the books we wanted it was kinda the awkward moment when they had to get the money from me and they drop the change in my hand and not even hand me my books but they did say have a nice day
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