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M-Sat 9 am-9pm; 
Sun 9am-6pm
Off Square Books 
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Sun Noon-5pm
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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, August 14th at 5pm

Billy Reed
(Createspace, $15.00)

A book of haiku and other poems based on Memphis, Tennessee, where Billy Reed lives. His poetry springs from a wide-ranging experience connected with his family history and with local Southern cultures in Mississippi and West Tennessee.  Billy has spent his entire life living in Western Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta. He began writing stories and poems as a boy and continues that practice in the present. He'll be introduced by local writer Curtis Wilkie.

Tuesday, August 15th at 5pm

Darden North
(Wordcrafts, $32.99)

After a construction worker unearths a human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi dating to the 1960s, an older woman's desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five ways to die in the thriller The Five Manners of Death. The woman is the niece of Dr. Diana Bratton, a surgeon surrounded by bodies after the discovery of her Aunt Phoebe's 50-year-old note detailing the manners of death. Suicide, accident, natural causes, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed off this list-leaving Diana to believe that only homicide remains. Yet the police prove her wrong. Murder is Diana's family secret. 

Darden North is Chairman of the Board of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Foundation and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Mississippi Medical Association. He lives in Flowood, Mississippi.

Thursday, August 17th at 5pm

Mark Bowden
(in conversation with Beckett Howorth)
(Atlantic Monthly Press, $30.00)

The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 
New York Times bestseller  Black Hawk Down
Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. 
With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment.

First Amendment 
Sales Tax Holiday
August 25th-27th

In celebration of the vital importance of the First Amendment of the  United States Constitution, which prohibits, among other things, "the making of any law abridging the freedom of speech" or "infringing upon the freedom of the press," Square Books will offer our customers a 7% discount on book purchases all weekend, starting on August 25th through August 27th.

The discount effectively nullifies the amount of sales tax for customers, as Square Books is still required to collect and pay that tax.

This promotion celebrates the great traditions of free expression and free press in our nation and the rich tradition of Mississippi's literature.

It occurs on the same weekend that the State Legislature grants a sales tax holiday to anyone in Mississippi purchasing guns, a Second Amendment tax holiday initiated in Governor Phil Bryant's first term.

We encourage the Mississippi legislature to one day initiate a similar holiday for the sale of books.

for upcoming events:

Tuesday, 8/22

Wednesday, 8/30
Thursday, 8/31

Tuesday, 9/5

Wednesday, 9/6
Tuesday, 9/12
Wednesday, 9/13
Thursday, 9/14
Tuesday, 9/19

Click  here for a full listing of scheduled events.

   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.