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"The April winds are magical, and thrill our tuneful frames; The garden-walks are passional to bachelors & dames."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aimee Nezhukumatathi l  
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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

Chris Offutt
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Madeline Miller
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Dustin Parsons
 signed copies

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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, April 16th at 5 p.m.

Jennifer Palmieri
(Grand Central Publishing, $20.00)

Dear Madam President is an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards--to name a few--through each chapter  Palmieri creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere--from boardrooms to living rooms--who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country.  Dear Madam President will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere.

Rick Outzen
(Select Books, $16.95)

When publisher of a struggling independent weekly newspaper in Florida's Panhandle writes that his friend and beloved Pensacola philanthropist is an embezzler, he finds he's gone too far in his habitual uncovering of secrets of the town's feuding members and their corruption, racism, and injustice. This time someone is found dead, and his enemies blame him. 

Rick Outzen, author of City of Grudges, is the publisher and owner of Pensacola Inweekly, an alt-weekly newspaper. Rick grew up in the Mississippi Delta and graduated from the University of Mississippi. He and his family have lived in the Pensacola, Fla. area since 1982.
(Melville House, $28.99)

Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the civil rights movement-from the rare photo of Martin Luther King Jr. in repose to the haunting photo of Emmett Till's great-uncle pointing an accusing finger at Till's killers. He was trusted and beloved by King's inner circle, and had a front row seat to history. But what most people don't know is that Withers was an informant for the FBI--and his photos helped the bureau identify and surveil the era's greatest figures. This book explores the life, complex motivations, and legacy of this fascinating figure.

Marc Perrusquia is a journalist for  The Commercial Appeal, the daily newspaper in Memphis, where he has worked the past 29 years. He has won numerous national awards for both feature writing and investigative reporting.

Wednesday, April 18th at noon

Eddie Hernandez & Susan Puckett
(Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin, $30.00)

USA Today called Taqueria del Sol "a runaway success."  Bon Appétit wrote: "Move over, Chipotle!" The fast-casual food of Eddie Hernandez, the James Beard-nominated chef/co-owner of the restaurant, lands on the commonalities of Southern and Mexican food, with dishes like Memphis barbecue pork tacos, chicken pot pie served in a "bowl" of a puffed tortilla, turnip greens in "pot likker" spiked with chiles, or the "Eddie Palmer," sweet tea with a jab of tequila.

Eddie Hernandez is the executive chef of Taqueria del Sol. His recipes have appeared in  Bon AppétitFood & WineSouthern Living, and  Garden & Gun. Susan Puckett, the former food editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, writes for  Saveur, National Geographical Traveler, and  Atlanta Magazine.

Wednesday, April 18th at 5 p.m.

Ellen Meacham
(University Press of Mississippi, $28.00)

In 1967, Senator Robert Kennedy's visited the Mississippi Delta to investigate reports of extreme poverty and starvation. This consequential visit changed him and his political trajectory. Delta Epiphany, written by University of Mississippi journalism professor Ellen Meacham, not only outlines the events of his visit, but also examines the forces of history, economics, and politics that shaped the lives of the children he met in Mississippi for decades that followed.

"Ellen Meacham uses her superb talents as a historian and writer to record a transcendent but often overlooked (and sometimes forgotten) event, in our state's conflicted history. It was the visit of Senator Robert Kennedy to Mississippi in the spring of 1967 to confront the grim face of hunger in the Mississippi Delta. It represented an epiphany for him but, even more compellingly, for so many of us white Mississippians who were around at the time." - William Winter, former governor of Mississippi

Thacker Mountain Radio
Thursday, April 19th at 6 p.m.

Eric Barnes
(Arcade Publishing, $24.99)

The City Where We Once Lived is a haunting novel of the near future that combines a prescient look at how climate change and industrial flight will shape our world with a deeply personal story of one man running from his past. With glowing prose, Eric Barnes brings into sharp focus questions of how we come to call a place home and what is our capacity for violence when that home becomes threatened.

Eric Barnes is the author of the novels  Shimmer, an IndieNext Pick, and  Something Pretty, Something Beautiful. He has also published more than forty short stories in  Prairie Schooner, North American Review, The Literary Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and other venues. By day, he is publisher of newspapers in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. He graduated from the MFA writing program at Columbia University. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

(Christian Faith Publishing, $15.95)

Jimmy Reed was raised on a cotton farm in a region that is often referred to as the most Southern place on earth: the Mississippi Delta. During his boyhood years, he was mentored by an African American man known affectionately as Jaybird. Man and boy were inseparable, and during their many years together, Jaybird not only imbued in his young charge many of the Christian values that still guide his life, but also passed on to him his inimitable storytelling ability. Many of the stories in this book illustrate the loving bond between a wise old black man and a young white boy whom he loved like his own son. Reed retired from a two-decade farming career and completed a second career as a college teacher in Oxford, Mississippi.


Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 28th

Independent Bookstore Day marks its fifth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide.

Square Books and Square Books, Jr. will offer cool giveaway items and exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Square Books, Jr. will also host a special Llama Llama
 storytime at 10 a.m.

Visit our website for a list of our limited edition merchandise.

for upcoming events:


Click here for a full listing of scheduled events.

   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.