The city of Oxford welcomes Tony La Russa as he will have a book signing tonight at 7 p.m. at Square Books. La Russa managed the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team from 1996 to 2011 and won two World Series. “One Last Strike” is a memoir in which La Russa gives the inside story behind his comeback and his career, explaining how a team with so much against it was able...

When reading a recent article in the New York Times about Amazon and its apparent goal of monopolizing the bookselling industry, one sentence in the story stood out as an epiphany to me. A sentence from the article “Booksellers Resisting Amazon’s Disruption” reads: “Amazon can do many things, but it still cannot let readers examine a book before...