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

Monday, December 4th at 5pm

Liza Mundy
(Hachette, $28.00)

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

Tuesday, December 5th at 5pm

Laura Lee Smith
The Ice House
(Grove, $25.00)

From a writer who's been praised for her "intelligence, heart, wit" (Richard Russo), The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord.

The Ice House is a vibrant portrait of multifaceted, exquisitely human characters that readers will not soon forget. It firmly establishes Laura Lee Smith as a gifted voice in American fiction.

December 3, 2017

Dear Readers,

Season's Greetings from your Oxford booksellers! 

Posted here are a dozen gift ideas from the Square Books family of stores. Each day, up until shortly before the 25th of December, we will send twelve new selection s. 

Please feel free to unsubscribe from these emails by clicking on the link at the bottom. It will not affect other emails you receive from Square Books.

From Square Books.

ed. by Ted Ownby, Charles Reagan Wilson, & Ann Abadie
(Univ. Press of MS, $70.00) 
Signed first edition

Incredibly fun and informative, all 1,451 pages and 9 lbs.

ed. by John Marszalek, David  Nolen , & Louie Gallo
(Belknap Press, $39.95)
Signed first edition

The complete annotated edition from Harvard's Belknap Press. Signed by editors John Marszalek, David Nolen, and Louie Gallo of Mississippi State University.

  by Louise Erdrich
(Harper, $28.99) 
Signed first edition

The new novel signed by prize-winning author Louise Erdrich.

by Masha Gessen
(Riverhead, $28.00)

How totalitarianism reclaimed Russia. Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

ed. by Ben Katchor & Bill Kartalopoulos
(Houghton Mifflin, $25.00) 

Ask about other Best American titles.

by Mary Oliver
(Penguin, $30.00)

Selected poems of Mary Oliver from over five decades of her splendid work.


Diaries, journals, and 2018 weekly/monthly planners from our complete Moleskine selection.

ed. by Sara Camp Milam 
& Jerry Slater
(University of Georgia Press, $29.95) 
Signed first edition

Sara Camp Milam, Jerry Slater, and their cocktail cabinet of contributors bridge the gaps between the culture, history, and practice of drinking in the South.


Classic brain teasers in a small tin box.



Changes from a unicorn into a u-shaped pillow.


From Square Books, Jr.

by Simon Philip, illus. by Kate Hindley
(Sterling Children's Books, $16.95)
Ages 4-8

A hat is just the beginning of this party's requirements.

by Ann Martin & Laura Godwin
(Hyperion, $7.99)
Ages 8-11

Annabelle Doll is eight years old -- she has been for more than one hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, until the Funcrafts move in.


The manger scene from Melissa & Doug.

Signed First Subscriptions

Dear Reader,

There is now a new signed first edition non-fiction book subscription available from Square Books.

Since late 1991 Square Books has offered first edition books signed by the author on a monthly subscription basis. With only a few exceptions, all the books have been fiction, usually novels and occasionally a short story collection. For many years a number of customers have asked us to provide the same service for non-fiction titles. We have resisted doing so mainly because publishers simply did not promote non-fiction books in the same way, but in recent years this has changed.

We now have two fiction groups (a 12-books and an 18-books option), the new nonfiction group, and what we're calling "the big mix," which is a combination of fiction and non-fiction books, making a total of the four following options.

1. Signed fiction -- 12 books a year, chiefly novels and the occasional book of short stories. This is our legacy program. (Note: terms and conditions for any current subscriber will not change unless requested.)

2. Signed fiction "18" -- 17 books over the year, and a bonus book from us -- to make it 18 -- at the end of the year. We have always offered this option for an additional six books.

3. Signed non-fiction -- 10 non-fiction books a year, mainly history works with an occasional book of essays, science, nature, or memoir or biography.

4. The Big Mix -- a combination of fiction and non-fiction works, 17 in all, with a bonus book from us at the end of the year.

To join, make a gift of a subscription, or if you have any questions, call 662-236-2262 
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