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Garth Risk Hallberg presents The Second Coming

From the New York Times best-selling author of City on Fire, an intimate epic that plunges us deep into the lives of a teenage girl and her father as they navigate love, grief, betrayal, and redemption

“Beautiful and daring.” —Nathan Hill, author of Oprah’s Book Club pick Wellness

“Breathtaking.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of #1 New York Times best seller Orphan Train

The Second Coming: A novel By Garth Risk Hallberg Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593536926
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Published: Knopf - May 28th, 2024

From the New York Times best-selling author of City on Fire, an intimate epic that plunges us deep into the lives of a teenage girl and her father as they navigate love, grief, betrayal, and redemption

“Beautiful and daring.” —Nathan Hill, author of Oprah’s Book Club pick Wellness


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

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 ∙ Today.com ∙ 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.

Funny Story By Emily Henry Cover Image
$29.00
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 ∙ Today.com ∙ Paste ∙ SheReads ∙ BookPage Woman's World ∙ The Nerd Daily and more!


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.


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