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"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." 

Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

Signed copies 
now available 

25th Oxford Conference for the Book
March 21-23

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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.

Monday, March 19th at 5pm

Tiffany Quay Tyson
(Skyhorse, $24.99)

A sibling and father go missing in a cursed Mississippi Delta rock quarry and the bodies are never found. Years pass with no hope of ever finding them alive. When clues surface drawing them to the remote tip of Florida, they drop everything and drive south. A gripping new novel from Jackson, Mississippi native Tiffany Quay Tyson.

Tuesday, March 20th at 5pm

Michael Farris Smith
(in conversation with Mary Miller)
(Little, Brown, $26.00)

"Michael Farris Smith has moved to Oxford with his family while also inheriting the rough south of Larry Brown and created his own rugged terrain. It is a world populated by people with few choices in life, not many of them good. Violence--physical, mental and social--is prevalent and the response to the violence shapes lives. Jack Boucher is immersed in this world and has to enter it one final time to have his last chance at redemption. This is another spare, powerful, beautifully composed work by a writer who can probe the dark side of the American dream like no other." - BC

Wednesday, March 21st at 4pm

Mockingbird Early Music Quartet

Every year for Bach's birthday a spontaneous, global community of musicians unites to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers and share their joy and inspiration for their artform. This year, we're hosting a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's music by Oxford's own Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble. 

The 25th Oxford Conference 
for the Book
Read more about the 25th Oxford Conference for the Book  on our website.

Wednesday, March 21st at 5pm

Jonathan Miles
(Hogarth, $27.00)

"This is a wild and winning work of literature presented as a blend of fiction and reportage that tells the story of Cameron Harris, a twenty six year old army vet rendered a paraplegic who after four years in a wheelchair suddenly walks again. As the news spreads of his immaculate recovery while waiting outside of a convenience store in Biloxi, Harris must grapple with the ideas of faith, identity, celebrity, and ultimately the secrets each of us harbor deep within ourselves. Miles has deftly crafted a madcap novel skewering our contemporary culture which is perfect for this hyper social age 
in which we live." - CM

Thursday, March 22nd at 3pm
at Square Books, Jr.

A signing with Matt de la Peña
(G.P. Putnam's Sons, $17.99)

From Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long comes a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all.

Thacker Mountain Radio
Thursday, March 22nd at 6pm
*at the Lyric*

Martin Amis
(Knopf, $28.95)

The definitive collection of essays and reportage written during the past thirty years from one of the most provocative and widely read writers--with new commentary by the author.

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics-politics, sports, celebrity, America, and, of course, literature. Now, at last, these incomparable essays have been gathered together. Here is Amis at the 2011 GOP Iowa Caucus, where, squeezed between "windbreakers and woolly hats," he pores over The Ron Paul Family Cookbook and laments the absence of "our Banquo," Herman Cain. He writes about finally confronting the effects of aging on his athletic prowess. He revisits, time and time again, the worlds of Bellow and Nabokov, his "twin peaks," masters who have obsessed and inspired him. Brilliant, incisive, and savagely funny,  The Rub of Time is a vital addition to any Amis fan's bookshelf, and the perfect primer for readers discovering his fierce and tremendous journalistic talents for the first time.

Saturday, March 24th at 5pm
at Square Books, Jr.

A special storytime with the Oxford Mounted Police Unit

Square Books, Jr. will be hosting the Oxford Police Department's Mounted Unit on Saturday, March 24th. Come for a story and a chance to meet the horses.

for upcoming events:


Click here for a full listing of scheduled events.

   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.