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Early Morning Release Party for Emily Henry's Funny Story

Named a Most Anticipated book of 2024 by TIME ∙ The New York Times ∙ Goodreads ∙ Entertainment Weekly ∙ ∙ Paste ∙ SheReads ∙ BookPage  Woman's World ∙ The Nerd Daily and more!

A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

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Funny Story By Emily Henry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593441282
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Published: Berkley - April 23rd, 2024

Named a Most Anticipated book of 2024 by TIME ∙ The New York Times ∙ Goodreads Entertainment Weekly ∙ ∙ Paste ∙ SheReads ∙ BookPage Woman's World ∙ The Nerd Daily and more!

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
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
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
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
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.

Book Post presents: Chris Benfey and Ben Taylor on My Antonia

My Antonia: Introduction by Jane Smiley (Vintage Classics) By Willa Cather Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562863
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Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018

15% off (discount applied automatically in cart).

Chasing Bright Medusas: A Life of Willa Cather By Benjamin Taylor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593298824
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Published: Viking - November 14th, 2023

Chasing Bright Medusas should appeal to anyone — novice or expert — ready to explore Cather’s life and work in the company of a critic so alert to the shimmering subtlety of her style and the hard years of effort that went into crystallizing it.” —The Washington Post

A Reading of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Please join Square Books and the Oxford community on Saturday, January 13th at 5 PM at Off Square Books for a reading of "Letter From Birmingham Jail." All are welcome.

An earlier version of this webpage incorrectly listed the event date as Monday, January 15th. The correct date is Saturday, January 13th.

Why We Can't Wait By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson (Afterword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451527530
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Published: Signet - January 1st, 2000

Martin Luther King’s classic exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement—including his Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.

“There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.”