Big Weekend for (Square) Books



Beginning tonight, Thursday August 20th and continuting through Sunday, Square Books and Mississippi in general will be celebrating the book. Thursday evening at 5 p.m., we welcome back Sandra Beasley, a former Summer Poet in Residence at Ole Miss with her new book of poetry Count the WavesAll day Saturday at the State Capitol in Jackson, the first inaugural Mississippi Book Festival will be happening, featuring some of the most outstanding writers from the Magnolia State. To wrap up the weekend, former Governor Haley Barbour will be at Off Square Books on Sunday at 2 p.m. to discuss his new book America's Great Storm - the story of Barbour's leadership in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. We hope you will be able to attend one (or all) of these fantastic events happening in our great state this weekend.