Off Square Summer Sale

We are reducing inventory by offering hundreds of books for $5, $2, $1, and even 50 cents -- AND we are displaying new shipments of remainders, quality books at bargain prices.

Texas Trial Lawyer To Make Case at Off Square Books

Run, Brother, Run: A Memoir of a Murder in My Family
(Scribner, 26.00) is the newly published book by David Berg that will bring the prominent Houston attorney to Oxford and Off Square Books June 19 at 5 p.m. The author of numerous legal articles, essays, and a previous book, The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes to Win, Berg's memoir unravels the 1968 murder of his older brother by Charles Harrelson, a notorious hit man and father of actor Woody Harrelson, and the miscarriage of justice the surviving family found itself served.  

Written in punches of grief and humor, Run, Brother, Run is "extraordinary," according to Christopher Kelley, writing in the New York Times on June 8. "What is remarkable about the book, though, is Mr. Berg's writing. He elegantly brings to life the rough-and-tumble boomtown that was 1960s-era Houston, and conveys with unflinching force the emotional damage his brother's death did to his family."    

Please join us for this event or order signed copies from Square Books.  -- RH

Oxford Artist's Retrospective Catalog at Square Books

We recently received copies of the beautiful catalog, John Hathorn: A Retrospective ($25), that showcases a representative life work of the artist, who was born and raised in here in Oxford, a town known more for its literary art than its visual art. This may explain why much of John's work contains script or is created in homage to Rilke and Baudelaire. The retrospective comes from an exhibition organized by the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana, where John has been an art professor for 31 years at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette and a recipient of the University's 2008 Distinguished Professor Award. A graduate of Oxford High School and the University of Mississippi, many here will be happy and proud to see John Hathorn's work in this fine publication, with introductory commentary by Mary Beyt, Darrell Bourque, and Virginia Billeaud Anderson.  RH

Featured Collectibles for Father's Day

A MAN IN FULL by Tom Wolfe
#206 of 250 copies signed in a limited edition in a red cloth slipcase.
Beautiful copy in original shrinkwrap and unoped box. 400

1st edition, 1st printing -- Signed on the title page. As new condition. 75

Near fine in fine dust jacket.
First edition, first printing
signed "With thanks and best wishes, June 9, 1996" Walker Percy -- uncommon 1400

First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket as new.
Signed by author on the title page. 350

Dandy Dozen for Dad from Square Books -- at half the price of a necktie....

1. The Broken Places by Ace Atkins (signed, 26.95), his new third Quinn Colson novel, and the first two were both Edgar finalists.

2. The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer (36.00), things both familiar and obscure that were worn, written, carried, painted, sculpted or collected during this historic period. Color illustrations.

3. Pappadaddy's Book for New Fathers by humorist Clyde Edgerton (signed, 25.00). Advice for dads of all ages.

4. A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara (signed, 28.00). A novel of the Siege of Vicksburg.

5. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die by Willie Nelson (22.99). Musings from the road, with a forward by Kinky Friedman.

6. Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson (24.99). The life and legacy of the Duck Commander.

7. A Higher Call by Adam Makos (26.95). An incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of WWII.

8. Southern League by Larry Colton (signed, 28.00). A true story of baseball, civil rights, and the Deep South's most compelling pennant race.

9. Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller (26.00). The hero of this terrific novel set in Norway is a veteran 80 year-old Marine sniper trying to save a young boy from Balkan war criminals.

10. The Son by Philipp Meyer (27.00). A multi-generational, relentlessly compelling Western epic whose author will be here June 27.

11. Inferno by Dan Brown (29.95). By the author of The Da Vinci Code and the current #1 national bestseller. 

12. From Midnight to Guntown by John Hailman (signed, 35.00). True crime stories from a North Mississippi federal prosecutor and Oxford writer, and currently Square Books' #1 bestseller.


Medgar Evers

Most of us recently have seen on television stories about or events commemorating Medgar Evers, as it is now fifty years since his assassination in Jackson, Mississippi. Here in Oxford many had the opportunity last month to hear Myrlie Evers Williams' moving and inspirational commencement address at the University of Mississippi.

At Off Square Books on Friday, June 14, beginning at 5 p.m., we will honor Medgar Evers' life with the appearance of two authors, Minrose Gwin, whose recent book is Remembering Medgar Evers, and poet Frank X Walker, with Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers.

Please join us for this special occasion as we continue both to grieve the loss and to celebrate the life of this great man. RH