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"The charge now is to move from understanding that we are bound together to choosing to be united."

- Jennifer Palmieri in 

Walter Isaacson 
signed copies 


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

Curtis Sittenfeld
signed copies  

Quick Links
Rick Bragg 
signed copies 
Charles Frazier 
signed copies 
Audiobooks  here 


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.

Thacker Mountain Radio
on the Graduate Hotel rooftop

Thursday, May 17th at 6 p.m.

Edward Lee
(Artisan Publishers, $27.50)

Join us at The Graduate rooftop for a special Thacker Mountain Radio pop-up when James Beard Award-nominated chef Edward Lee, author of the highly praised  Smoke & Pickles, tells the story of a new American culinary landscape in 16 personal and thought-provoking narratives and 40 recipes. Connie Simpson will also make an appearance on the show for her new book  The Nanny Connie Way

In Buttermilk Graffiti, Edward Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. There's a Cambodian couple in Lowell, Massachusetts, and their efforts to re-create the flavors of their lost country. A Uyghur café in New York's Brighton Beach serves a noodle soup that seems so very familiar and yet so very exotic -- one unexpected ingredient opens a window onto an entirely unique culture. A beignet from Café du Monde in New Orleans, as potent as Proust's madeleine, inspires a narrative that tunnels through time, back to the first Creole cooks, then forward to a Korean rice-flour hoedduck and a beignet dusted with matcha.

Sixteen adventures, sixteen vibrant new chapters in the great evolving story of American cuisine. And forty recipes, created by Lee, that bring these new dishes into our own kitchens.

From the beloved nanny to stars like Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and Cash Warren and Jessica Alba comes a loving yet no-nonsense guide to the first four months of parenthood so you can raise a happy baby-and be happy parents.

Connie, "quite simply one of the greatest humans on this planet" (Emily Blunt) and a mother herself, comes from many generations of strong women with loads of experience in mothering, midwifery, and Southern values. Broken into three easy-to-follow sections (pre-baby arrangements, that immediate post-birth glow, and the first four months of the rest of your life),  The Nanny Connie Way is your go-to, first-time-parent-proof baby manual that will give you not only the guidance you crave, but also the confidence to be the best parent you can be.

Connie tackles everything from:
- Breastfeeding Do and Don'ts
- The Power of the Pacifier
- Bath Time With Baby
- The Nighttime Sleep Ritual
- Managing New Mommy Stress

Connie won't just get you through the sleepless nights and the explosive diapers -- she's going to make you thrive.

Friday, May 18th at 5 p.m.

That's right. Connie Simpson will have a separate event after her appearance on Thacker Mountain Radio. If you can't make it to the Thacker pop-up, we hope you'll attend this event at Off Square Books on Friday.

Saturday, May 19th
at Square Books, Jr.

On May 19th, we're transforming Square Books, Jr. into a Toy Testing Lab, where kids ages 3+ become official Melissa & Doug Toy Testers for the day, using the power of their imaginations to test out four Melissa & Doug toys, share their feedback, and discover the joy of coming up with new ways to play! Plus, they will go home with Inspiration Kits full of ideas and activities to keep the fun going!

A Proud Supporter 
of Renewable Energy
As a  Green Power Switch program participant, in the month of March, approximately 20% of Square Books' electricity use came from renewable sources -- a combination solar, wind, or biomass. In my home, this figure was closer to 40%, and, if the amount of power from hydroelectric sources is included, it approaches 50%.

Renewable sources here presently cost more than other sources, and volunteering for this program adds a bit to one's utility bill. However, as the cost of renewable energy continues to decrease, then the amount of renewable energy one purchases, for the same amount of money, will increase.

In Oxford-Lafayette County, Green Power Switch is implemented through  Northeast Mississippi Power and Oxford Electric Department (662-232-2373). 

Square Books is proud to support renewable energy -- at no extra cost to our customers -- and we thank you for your support of Square Books. - RH


for upcoming events:


Click here for a full listing of scheduled events.

   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.