Established in 1993 by Ann Abadie, the then-associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and Richard Howorth, the owner of Square Books, the Oxford Conference for the Book has become an integral part of the thriving literary scene in Oxford. Drawing a literary crowd of both established and up-and-coming writers, poets, novelists, bookmakers, book...

When Chris Offutt, author of six books and writer for TV shows like “True Blood” and “Weeds,” achieves yet another major accomplishment with his...

Winner of the Killer Nashville 2014 Claymore Award, Dana Chamblee Carpenter will be back in Oxford with her debut novel “Bohemian Gospel” at 5 p.m. Tuesday. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Carpenter said she couldn’t wait to show off her latest accomplishment in the town where everything started. “It’s awesome. I can’t even imagine getting to celebrate...

Monday 5 p.m. – Roberta Kaplan signs “Then Comes Marriage” – Off Square Books 8:30 p.m. – Trivia Night – The Blind Pig 9:30 p.m. – DJ Night – Rooster’s Blues House Tuesday 10 a.m. – RebelTHON Yoga –  Grove 9 a.m. – The Biggest, Baddest Art Show – The Powerhouse 3 p.m. – Oxford City Market –...

In anticipation for best-selling novelist Pat Conroy to read at Fulton Chapel on Friday, Nov. 1, Square Books has been working to spread the word about...

Square Books, located on the Historic Courthouse Square in the center of downtown Oxford is an independent bookstore that opened in September of 1979....

Excitement filled the literary world of Oxford as author Denis Johnson made a much anticipated appearance. “I’ve never been to Oxford and it’s possible...

Square Books is one of many locations across the country that will participate in World Book Night US, a nonprofit event aiming to distribute half a million free books to promote reading. Square Books is participating in the second annual World Book Night in an effort to encourage reading by those who do not regularly read or do not have access to books. Partnering with...

The famed Square Books was named the country’s “Bookstore of the Year” on Monday, April 1 by Publisher’s Weekly in its 20th year of giving the...

The Overby Center hosted a panel discussion Friday for the documentary “An Ordinary Hero” and the book “We Shall Not Be Moved” concerning the 1960 Woolworth sit-in in Jackson. The Overby Center held a panel discussion for the documentary “An Ordinary Hero” and Michael J. O’Brien’s book, “We Shall Not Be Moved,” on Friday. The film tells the story of...