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"Maybe that's enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom...is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.

Anthony Bourdain

Lauren Groff 
signed copies 


Square Books  
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

Tommy Orange 
signed copies 

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David Sedaris 
signed copies 
Anthony Horowitz
signed copies 
Audiobooks  here 
Walter Isaacson 
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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.

Tuesday, June 12th at 5 p.m.

Hannah Pittard
(Houghton Mifflin, $25.00)

"A horrific plane crash in 1962 took the lives of most of Atlanta's cultural elite, presaging the vast changes that were to occur in the city and society. Hannah Pittard artfully weaves together the stories of a diverse group of people who not only must adjust to the void in their lives but also confront a rising social change that will alter the entire fabric of the city. Once again Pittard demonstrates her ability to use language succinctly yet exquisitely." --  BC

On a humid summer day, the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of Atlanta's most prominent citizens from a European jaunt, crashed in Paris shortly after takeoff. It is the second-deadliest disaster in the history of aviation. Overnight, the city of Atlanta changes.

Left behind are children, spouses, lovers, and friends faced with renegotiating their lives. Robert, a newspaper editor, must decide if he can reconnect with his beloved but estranged wife, whose swindler parents have left her penniless. Nineteen-year-old Piedmont Dobbs, recently denied admission to an integrated school, senses a moment of uncertain opportunity. And Mayor Ivan Allen is tasked with the job of moving Atlanta forward -- the hedonism of the 60s and the urgency of the Civil Rights movement at his city's doorstep.

Hannah Pittard was born in Atlanta. She is the author of four novels, including  Listen to Me and  The Fates Will Find Their Way . Her work has appeared in the  Sewanee Review , the
New York Times, and other publications. She is a professor of English at the University of Kentucky, where she directs the MFA program in creative writing.

Wednesday, June 13th at 5 p.m.

(Random House, $30.00)

With clarity and purpose, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham explores contentious periods and how presidents and citizens came together to defeat the forces of anger, intolerance, and extremism. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day. 

Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history.

Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian. A contributing writer for  The New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor of  Time magazine, he is the author of the  New York Times bestsellers  Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of Geroge Herbert Walker Bush Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House American Gospel , and  Franklin and Winston . Meacham lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Friday, June 15th at 5 p.m.

Caleb Johnson
(in conversation with Melissa Booth Hall)
(Picador USA, $26.00)

Wedged between the bluffs and the river for which it's named, there's a small and all-but-forgotten town. Janie Treeborne lives on an orchard at the edge of Elberta, Alabama, and in time, she has become its keeper. A place where conquistadors once walked, and where the peaches they left behind now grow, Elberta has seen fierce battles, violent storms, and frantic change-and when the town is once again threatened from without, Janie realizes it won't withstand much more. So she tells the story of its people: of Hugh, her granddaddy, determined to preserve Elberta's legacy through his art; of his wife Maybelle, who shook the town when she became its first female postmaster, then again when she died a sudden and mysterious death; of her lover Lee Malone, a black orchardist and musician harvesting from a land where he is less than welcome; of the local legend Ricky Birdsong, who scored touchdown after touchdown, only to run headlong into tragedy; of the time Janie herself kidnapped her own Hollywood-obsessed aunt and tore the wrong people apart.

"Caleb Johnson is as much a prophet of his place and time as was Larry Brown of north Mississippi, as Cormac McCarthy of his native Knoxville, Tennessee, Marquez of his homegrown fictional Macondo. He is 'Treeborne.' This is a novel born of a deep, affectionate, and wise knowledge of a place and its people, its history, and its rich and complicated wildness. And its innate tendency to recognize and heighten the mysterious and strange in the ordinary, everyday. He manipulates and maneuvers narrative masterfully." -- Brad Watson, author of Miss Jane
Introducing our Teen's First Subscription

Square Books, Jr. hosts scores of writers every year who sign wonderful, fun, or important books here, and often those who wish to get the book -- for whatever reason -- miss the opportunity. With a Teen's First Subscription, you -- or, if you are purchasing this as a gift, your teen -- will be guaranteed signed books and you will be forming the foundation for a life of reading and a lovely, valuable personal library, too!

Starting in June 2018, a subscription gets you three signed books for this year. The first pick is Claire Legrand's Furyborn. Provide us your name, mailing address, and preferred method of billing, and we will you send you a book in June, September,  and November. There is no additional charge for the signing -- all books are billed at list price, plus postage. For more information, please contact Sami Thomason  sami@squarebooks.com.

by Claire Legrand
(Sourcebooks Fire, $18.99)

Furyborn is an epic fantasy of otherworldly beings, antiheroes, and intricate world-building. As Rielle strives to control her elemental magic to fulfull a prophecy and win the prince she secretly loves, we also follow Elianna, an assassin known as Dread, as she struggles to protect her family and maintain her morality amidst the growing darkness in her soul. Rielle and Elianna are separated by thousands of years, but both are forces to be reckoned with as they shape the futures of the kingdoms they hold dear. -- Sami
Pre-order a signed first edition of the next John Grisham novel

by John Grisham
(Doubleday, $29.95)

John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it--to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton--was "I have nothing to say." And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known. 

The book releases on October 23rd. Pre-order your  signed first edition here or give us a call at 662-236-2262.

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Thursday 6/28

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   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.