2nd Annual World Book Night

In partnership with the Lafayette County Literacy Council, Square Books celebrated the second annual U.S. World Book Night on Tuesday. World Book Night provides an opportunity to give books to those who have limited access or exposure to literature.  Over 25 local volunteers went out into the community to share the experience of reading with others by giving away approximately 600 books. Some of the recipients were the Boys and Girls Club of Batesville, Oxford’s More Than a Meal program, members of the Oxford-Lafayette and Pontotoc libraries, residents of Hermitage and Azalea Gardens, women at the Lafayette County Detention Center, and high school students in Oxford, Como, and Marks, MS.

A reception was held at Off Square Books on Friday for the volunteers to meet one another and share their plans for giving away their books. A big thank you to everyone who participated and to all the authors who waived royalties as well as the many companies who paid for printing costs to make World Book Night a success. We look forward to an even bigger WBN next year!