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"I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them--with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself."

Eudora Welty

25th Oxford Conference for the Book
March 21-23

Quick Links


Main Store  
M-Sat 9 am-9pm; 
Sun 9am-6pm
Off Square Books 
M-Sat 9am-8pm;   
Sun Noon-5pm
  Square Books, Jr.:  
M-Sat 9am-7pm; 
Sun Noon-5pm


Unless otherwise indicated, author events begin with an informal reception at 5pm, followed by the author's presentation at 5:30, with a book signing both before and after the reading/talk.

Wednesday, February 14th at 5pm

Storytime at Square Books, Jr.
with Tammi Sauer
(Doubleday, $16.99)


Tammi Sauer reads her book  Wordy Birdy  at Wednesday storytime. Kids and parents will be in stitches with this funny, fast-paced, lovable caper about the importance of paying attention-and the importance of standing by your friends through thick and thin.

Thacker Mountain Radio
Thursday, February 15th at 6pm

Bryan Mealer
(Flatiron, $27.99)

Bryan Mealer's family history tells the story of the oil industry in West Texas. The heartaches, the triumphs, the pain and the pleasure that accompanies the booms and subsequent busts is keenly felt and endlessly repeated.

Bryan Mealer is the author of  Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town, and the  New York Times bestseller  The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, which he wrote with William Kamkwamba. He is also the author of  All Things Must Fight to Live, which chronicled his years covering the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a reporter for the  Associated Press and  Harper's.

Radney Foster
For You to See the Stars
(River's Edge, $18.00)

Legendary singer/songwriter Radney Foster found commercial success and critical acclaim due in large part to his literary approach to country music. Known for penning dozens of Top Forty, Top Twenty, Top Ten hits for both himself and Nashville's elite, he felt driven to tell stories longer than the three minutes allowed for radio. For You to See the Stars is a testament to his talent, showing the diversity of his voice, bringing lyrical prose to the page, and presenting Radney Foster to a whole new audience. The CD of the same title, includes the ten songs that inspired these stories.


Saturday, February 17th at 2pm
at Chicory Market
274 County Road 101
(old Highway 7)

Mark Stevens
(Rockridge, $19.99)

Join us at Chicory Market for a lesson in spices from Mark Stevens and his new cookbook  Cooking with Spices. Set salt and pepper aside and throw some variety into the mix with the savory flavors from  Cooking with Spices. Includes over 100 recipes and background information about various spices.

Tuesday, February 27th at noon

Luncheon with Donna Everhart
The Road to Bittersweet
(Kensington, $15.95)

  Place your order for lunch with Donna Everhart by February 22nd.

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for upcoming events:

Thursday 2/22
Tuesday 2/27

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   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.