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|Title:||Square Books Collection|
|Collector:||Square Books (Bookstore)|
|Physical Extent:||3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)|
|Repository:||University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA|
|Location:||General Special Collections|
|Language of Material:||English|
|Abstract:||The collection contains news articles about Square Books, an independent bookstore in Oxford, Miss., as well as promotional materials and newsletters issued by the store.|
Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, January 2012.
No further additions are expected to this collection.
Founded in 1979 by Richard and Lisa Howorth, "Square Books is a general independent bookstore in three separate buildings (about 100 feet apart) on the historic town square of Oxford, Mississippi, home of the University of Mississippi and many great writers, including William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, Larry Brown, and, for a time, both Willie Morris and John Grisham. The main store, Square Books, is in a two-story building with a cafe and balcony on the second floor; Off Square Books is a few doors down from the main store and has lifestyle sections such as gardening and cookbooks; and Square Books Jr, the children's bookstore, is in a building on the east side of the square. Square Books is known for its strong selection of literary fiction, books on the American South and by Southern writers, a large inventory of reduced-price remainders, and its emphasis on books for children. The store hosts the popular Thacker Mountain radio show and over 150 author events a year."
(Taken from the Square Books website)
The collection contains news articles about Square Books, an independent bookstore in Oxford, Miss., as well as promotional materials and newsletters issued by the store.
Square Books Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi
The Square Books Collection is open for research.
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Writer Comes to Town: a Serial Short Story by Oxford Writers. Call number: PS558.M7 W75 2009. Housed in Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library.
This collection is arranged by format and chronologically within each format.
|"Speed Reader" Email Newsletters|
|Folder 1.1||April 2003|
|Folder 1.2||May 2003|
|Folder 1.3||June 2003|
|Folder 1.4||July 2003|
|Folder 1.5||August 2003|
|Folder 1.6||September 2003|
|Folder 1.7||October 2003|
|Folder 1.8||November 2003|
|Folder 1.9||December 2003|
|Folder 1.10||January 2004|
|Folder 1.11||February 2004|
|Folder 1.12||March 2004|
|Folder 1.13||April 2004|
|Folder 1.14||May 2004|
|Folder 1.15||June 2004|
|Folder 1.16||July 2004|
|Folder 1.17||August 2004|
|Folder 1.18||September 2004|
|Folder 1.19||October 2004|
|Folder 1.20||November 2004|
|Folder 1.21||December 2004|
|Folder 1.22||January 2005|
|Folder 1.23||February 2005|
|Folder 1.24||March 2005|
|Folder 1.25||April 2005|
|Folder 1.26||May 2005|
|Folder 1.27||June 2005|
|Folder 1.28||September 2005|
|"Dear Reader" Newsletters|
|Scope: Each folder contains assorted issues from a given year.|
|Folder 2.15||2005; March-April 2007|
|Miscellaneous Promotional Materials|
|Folder 3.1||At Random, Spring 1993|
|Scope: News publication from Random House publishing company. Includes article on Square Books, titled "At the Heart of Oxford, Mississippi are Books, Books, Books" (page 76).|
|Folder 3.2||Photocopy of "Book Notes," a column by Richard Howorth, taken from Oxford Town, 23-29 September 1993|
|Scope: Column discusses publisher Seymour Lawrence|
|Folder 3.3||New Yorker article citing Square Books, July or August 1995|
|Folder 3.4||Program for event, "Arthur Miller, American Writer," 17 October 1995|
|Folder 3.5||Square Books holiday catalog, December 1999|
|Folder 3.6||USA Today feature on Square Books, 3 August 1999|
|Folder 3.7||Bookmark advertising book signing, 'Tis, by Frank McCourt, 12 January [2000?]|
|Folder 3.8||Square Books holiday catalog, 2001|
|Folder 3.9||Square Books holiday catalog, 2003|
|Folder 3.10||Off-Square Books fliers, February 2003|
|Folder 3.11||Square Books holiday catalog, 2004|