About Us

Square Books is a general independent bookstore in three separate buildings (about 100 feet apart) on the historic town square of Oxford, Mississippi, home of the University of Mississippi and many great writers, including William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, Larry Brown, and, for a time, both Willie Morris and John Grisham.  The main store, Square Books, is in a two-story building with a cafe and balcony on the second floor; Off Square Books is a few doors down from the main store and has lifestyle sections such as gardening and cookbooks; and Square Books Jr, the children's bookstore, is in a building on the east side of the square.  Square Books is known for its strong selection of literary fiction, books on the American South and by Southern writers, a large inventory of reduced-price remainders, and its emphasis on books for children.  The store hosts the popular Thacker Mountain radio show and over 150 author events a year.

For visitor information on Oxford, please visit the city website.

Square Books Square Books
160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Monday - Saturday 9am  to  9pm
Sunday 9am  to  6pm
Off Square Books Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Monday -Saturday 9am  to  8pm
Sunday NOON  to  5pm


Square Books, Jr. Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Monday - Saturday 9am  to  7pm
Sunday NOON  to  5pm

Square Books is open 363 days a year.


Labor Day - All stores open during regular hours
New Year's Eve -- All stores open 9 A.M. - 6 P.M. 

New Year's Day -- Main store open 10 A.M. - 5 P.M., other stores closed.

July 4th Independence Day -- special hours to be announced

Thanksgiving Day -- Closed
Christmas Eve -- 9am to Dusk
Christmas Day -- Closed


Square Books, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Square Books complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Square Books, LLC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Square Books' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.