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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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  • Square book has every book you could want. The store even has an upstairs section filled with books. All current best sellers and hundreds of older books all in sections and easy to find. They even ha...  more »
  • You can find a little bit of everything in this book store. The staff often greets customers by name. Awesome place to go visit. Lots of signed books to choose from. Great place.  more »
  • Walking the Square in Oxford with my sweetie and stopped in the Square bookstore at the recommendation of family from the area. Outstanding independent bookstore with multiple levels and many signed b...  more »
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  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.

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