June 27, 2013

Mississippi: Square Books

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Square Books is an indie bookstore founded in 1979 located in the main square of historic Oxford, Mississippi. Actually it's three stores including Off Square Books and Square Books Jr. which are also located in the main square. Oxford, Mississippi is the home of Ole Miss, but much more importantly, it is the hometown of many famous writers. Remember how I said you're going to get tired of me telling you how awesome a bookstore is? Well, you're just going to have to deal with it because this store is fantastic. It has wood floors, signed books everywhere, and a very cool porch on the second level where you can sit outside and read. (When it's not over 100 degrees outside that is.)  For this store, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Tourists from all over the world come to visit the store and learn about the literary history of the area.

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And you know  that porch I mentioned? They recently re-did it and are currently selling pieces of wood from the old porch so that loyal fans and customers can own a bit of the store's history. They've been cut down to the size of...wait for it...books! And if you want to buy a piece for yourself even if you don't live nearby, you should check out their website and blog for more information.


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