Author Event

Robert Colby in conversation with Kathryn McKee for An Unholy Traffic

Please join Square Books in welcoming author Robert Colby for his new book An Unholy Traffic: Slave Trading in the Civil War South, Tuesday, May 7th at 5:30 PM at Off Square Books. Colby will be in conversation with Kathryn McKee, University of Mississippi professor and director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

An Unholy Traffic: Slave Trading in the Civil War South By Robert K. D. Colby Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780197578261
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 5th, 2024

John Giggie reads & signs Bloody Tuesday

The dramatic story of one of the most violent episodes of the civil rights movement and its role in the ongoing reckoning with racial injustice in the United States.

Bloody Tuesday: The Untold Story of the Struggle for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa By John M. Giggie Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780197766668
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 3rd, 2024

The dramatic story of one of the most violent episodes of the civil rights movement and its role in the ongoing reckoning with racial injustice in the United States.


Lisa Wingate reads and signs Shelterwood

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a sweeping novel inspired by the untold history of women pioneers who fought to protect children caught in the storm of land barons hungry for power and oil wealth.

Join Square Books in welcoming author Lisa Wingate for her new novel Shelterwood. The event will take place on Thursday, June 6th, at 5:30PM at Off Square Books.

Shelterwood: A Novel By Lisa Wingate Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593726501
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 4th, 2024

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a sweeping novel inspired by the untold history of women pioneers who fought to protect children caught in the storm of land barons hungry for power and oil wealth.


Pete Candler in conversation with John T. Edge for A Deeper South

The author's road trips through the American South lead to a personal confrontation with history

Join Square Books in welcoming author Pete Candler for his new book A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern RoadCandler will be in conversation with friend and local author John T. Edge for this event on Thursday, May 23, at 5:30PM at Off Square Books.

A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern Road By Pete Candler, Rosanne Cash (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Pete Candler, Rosanne Cash (Foreword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781643364797
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Published: University of South Carolina Press - May 21st, 2024

The author's road trips through the American South lead to a personal confrontation with history


Oxford Conference for the Book: Willie Morris Awards and Closing Reception

Oxford Conference for the Book is an open-to-the public annual gathering that brings together teachers, publishers, booksellers, writers, scholars, agents, editors, and booklovers. Click here to see the entire schedule.

Those We Thought We Knew By David Joy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525536918
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 1st, 2023

Winner of the 2023 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction

One of Vanity Fair’s Favorite Books of 2023

“A beautifully fearless contemplation.” –S. A. Cosby

From award-winning writer David Joy comes a searing new novel about the cracks that form in a small North Carolina community and the evils that unfurl from its center.


The Wreck: A Daughter's Memoir of Becoming a Mother By Cassandra Jackson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490020
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Published: Viking - May 16th, 2023

NPR's Books We Love 2023

Equal parts investigative and deeply introspective,
The Wreck is a profound memoir about recognizing the echoes of history within ourselves, and the alchemy of turning inherited grief into renewal.


Oxford Conference for the Book: Téa Obreht in conversation with Snowden Wright for The Morningside

There’s the world you can see. And then there’s the one you can’t. Welcome to the Morningside.

The Morningside: A Novel By Téa Obreht  Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781984855503
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Published: Random House - March 19th, 2024

“A touching, inventive novel about belonging and loss” (People) from the critically beloved, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife and Inland


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The Queen City Detective Agency: A Novel By Snowden Wright Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780062963581
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Published: William Morrow - August 13th, 2024

Following an unforgettable cast of characters and a jaded female P.I. enmeshed in a criminal conspiracy in 1980s Mississippi, The Queen City Detective Agency is a riveting, razor-sharp Southern noir that unravels the greed, corruption, and racism at the heart of the American Dream.


Max Hipp in conversation with Lee Durkee for What Doesn't Kill You Opens Your Heart

Join us in welcoming teacher, writer, and musician Max Hipp for his debut collection of stories What Doesn't Kill You Opens Your HeartTuesday, April 9th at 5:30PM at Off Square Books. Author and friend Lee Durkee will be in conversation with Hipp for this event.

What Doesn't Kill You Opens Your Heart: Stories By Max Hipp Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9798218377953
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Cool Dog Sound - April 9th, 2024

The characters in Max Hipp's debut story collection howl with loneliness. They've reached the ends of their coping mechanisms and bank accounts and are making terrible life choices and trying to recover in the wake of them.


Anne Byrn for Baking in the American South

Witness the rise of Southern baking from the humble, make-do recipes of our ancestors to its place as one of the world's richest culinary traditions through this essential cookbook from bestselling author Anne Byrn. With 200 recipes and more than 150 photos from 14 states, Baking in the American South has the biscuits, cornbread, cakes, and rolls that will help you bake like a Southerner, even if you aren't.

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Baking in the American South: 200 Recipes and Their Untold Stories (a Definitive Guide to Southern Baking) By Anne Byrn, Rinne Allen (Photographer) Cover Image
By Anne Byrn, Rinne Allen (Photographer)
$44.99
ISBN: 9780785291336
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Celebrate - September 3rd, 2024

Experience mouthwatering Southern baking--from humble home kitchens to innovative new Southern chefs. One of the world's richest culinary traditions comes to life through this essential cookbook from bestselling author Anne Byrn.


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