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Finding Aid for the Square Books Collection
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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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Resources at the University of Mississippi
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.