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Marisa Baggett signs SUSHI SECRETS at TWO STICK

In 2003, Marisa Baggett boarded a Greyhound bus with a one-way ticket to Los Angeles and $300 in her pocket to study at the California Sushi Academy. After graduation, Marisa moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where her passion for sushi, her southern background and determination to use local, sustainable ingredients resulted in the development of unconventional and delectable sushi.

In Sushi Secrets, Marisa shares with you both traditional and nontraditional sushi, all of them delicious and all of them very easy to make. Marisa includes surefire recipes for making perfect sushi rice, tips on how to find and buy the freshest seafood and sustainability and how to achieve it at home. Plus, with her background as a pastry chef, Marisa has created a dessert chapter that will make your mouth water. With this book you'll be ready to prepare a host of sushi and sashimi recipes and it gives loads of hints on how to slash otherwise lengthy prep times. From the traditional favorites to new and unique combinations, Sushi Secrets will have you rolling delicious sushi like a pro in no time at all.

Recipes include:
Scallop Carpaccio Sashimi
Avocado and Pomegranate Nigiri
Pork Thin Rolls with Gingered Cherries
Pickled Okra Thick Rolls
Short Ribs Sushi Bowl
"Cat"erpillar Rolls
Faux Eel Hand Rolls
Fudge Wontons with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Fried Cherry Hand Pies

*TWO STICK WILL BE HOSTING THIS EVENT
*SQUARE BOOKS WILL PROVIDE THE BOOKS

 

Sushi Secrets: Easy Recipes for the Home Cook. Prepare Delicious Sushi at Home Using Sustainable Local Ingredients! By Marisa Baggett, Trevor Corson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Marisa Baggett, Trevor Corson (Foreword by)
$18.95
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9784805312070
Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 15th, 2012

READ THIS, BEGINNINGS & ENDS at MY BOOKSTORE

Square Books will celebrate reading, books and local authors by hosting the event READ THIS, BEGINNINGS & ENDS at MY BOOKSTORE on November 12. The event features the three books listed below and will be attended by Oxford writers as well as other literary figures in the community.

READ THIS
is a book that offers lists of favorites that have flown under the radar, but off of bookstore shelves. First published on Hans Weyandt's blog for Micawber's Books, each list includes a bookseller's top fifty books, anecdotes, and interviews about the life of being a bookseller, reader, and engaged citizen. All proceeds will go to American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE). There will be a discussion by Square Books' Owner Richard Howorth, General Manager Lyn Roberts, and Buyer Cody Morrison who are all featured in the book with lists of their handpicked favorite books.

BEGINNINGS & ENDS is a collection of the best opening and closing lines from the novels, short stories, memoirs and personal essays of contemporary Oxford writers. Authors featured include Richard Ford, John Grisham, Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris and Tom Franklin. Editor Ron Borne, along with selected writers featured in the book, will be in attendance to read, answer questions and sign copies.

MY BOOKSTORE collects the essays, stories, odes and words of gratitude and praise for indie bookstores across the country in 84 pieces written by our most beloved authors. It's a joyful, industry-wide celebration of our bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere at a time when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops. Perfectly charming line drawings by Leif Parsons illustrate each storefront and other distinguishing features of the shops. Jack Pendarvis, who writes about his favorite bookstore, Square Books, will be in attendance to answer questions, make people laugh and sign copies.

Jon Meacham signs THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER

In 1803, when the United States purchased Louisiana from France, the great expanse of this new American territory was a blank - not only on the map but in our knowledge. President Thomas Jefferson keenly understood that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward and that a national "Voyage of Discovery" must be mounted to determine the nature and accessibility of the frontier. He commissioned his young secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an intelligence-gathering expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back. From 1804 to 1806, Lewis, accompanied by co-captain William Clark, the Shoshone guide Sacajawea, and thirty-two men, made the first trek across the Louisiana Purchase, mapping the rivers as he went, tracing the principal waterways to the sea, and establishing the American claim to the territories of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Together the captains kept a journal, a richly detailed record of the flora and fauna they sighted, the Indian tribes they encountered, and the awe-inspiring landscape they traversed, from their base camp near present-day St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River. In keeping this record they made an incomparable contribution to the literature of exploration and the writing of natural history.

Jon Meacham is the editor of Newsweek and author of American Lion and the New York Times bestsellers Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship and American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power By Jon Meacham Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781400067664
Availability: Backordered -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Random House - November 13th, 2012

Kevin Gillespie signs FIRE IN MY BELLY

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s true passion lies in serving his customers quality food every day. This enthusiasm means incorporating the use of fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes. His goals as executive chef of Woodfire Grill in Atlanta are to increase the usage of local products, make seasonal dishes more exciting, and create a youthful atmosphere at the restaurant.

Fire in My Belly includes more than 120 recipes that celebrate quality ingredients and mirror the kitchen at Woodfire Grill but are developed specifically for home cooks. The book provides a glimpse into the formative years of a rising culinary star while showing readers what to do with great seasonal ingredients through one-of-a-kind chapters like “Foods You Thought You Hated” and “When I Want to Eat Healthy.”


*Kevin will be signing at Square Books
*This event will be partnered with CITY GROCERY

FAULKNER REMEMBRANCE DAY

 

William Faulkner, 1962, Martin J. Dain, Courtesy Martin J. Dain Collection, Southern Media Archive, Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries 

 

July 6, 2012, will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of William Faulkner. FAULKNER REMEMBRANCE DAY, the day before the 39th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, will be a day full of events to honor the Southern writer.  Beginning in the early morning at Rowan Oak, there will be a marathon reading of Faulkner's The Reivers by volunteers.  To volunteer for the reading, send an email message to reivers@olemiss.edu.  

Later in the afternoon, at 6pm, Randall Kenan, author of Let the Dead Bury the Dead and The Fire This Time and biographer Philip M. Weinstein, Becoming Faulkner: The Art and Life of William Faulkner, will join us at Off Square Books to sign copies of their books.  

 

FAULKNER REMEMBRANCE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*Marathon reading of The Reivers

Rowan Oak, 917 Old Taylor Road

(Rain location:  Oxford Powerhouse, 413 S. 14th St.)

4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Keynote lectures by author Randall Kenan and biographer Philip M. Weinstein

Lafayette County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square

[Also 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.]

Program for young readers

Square Books Jr., 111 Courthouse Square

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Book signings by Randall Kenan and Philip M. Weinstein

Off Square Books, 129 Courthouse Square

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Screening of The Reivers (1969 film adaptation starring Steve McQueen)

Lyric Theater, 1006 Van Buren Avenue

BOOKTOPIA CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS

Square Books is proud to be partnering with Books on the Nightstand when they visit Oxford for Booktopia 2012, a weekend filled with authors and books.  Saturday, June 16, Off Square Books will host "A Celebration of Authors" featuring readings from the Booktopia authors listed below. Check out http://booktopia.booksonthenightstand.com/oxford-ms/ for more information and to register.
 

 
 
THE ILLUMINATION By Kevin Brockmeier
THE GRAPHIC CANON By Russ Kick
THE WATERY PART OF THE WORLD By Michael Parker
LOOKING FOR SALVATION AT THE DAIRY QUEEN By Susan Gregg Gilmore 
 
THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS PROGRAM

INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS: HOLDING ON IN THE AGE OF KINDLE
 
Mississippi’s most renowned independent book sellers will gather at Ole Miss on March
20 to discuss how they have managed to thrive in an era in which small stores are regularly
gobbled up by the big chains.
     Richard Howorth, the owner of Square Books in Oxford, John Evans of Lemuria in
Jackson, Jamie Kornegay of TurnRow Book Company in Greenwood and Emily Gatlin of Gum
Tree Book Store in Tupelo make up a panel that will discuss the state of the book selling trade
and the ongoing national war between the big box stores and the independents.
     They will share their survival secrets at 11 a.m. at the Overby Center for Southern
Journalism and Politics.
     Howorth, a former Oxford mayor and a frequent host to some of the nation’s best-known
authors, operates three book stores within a short stroll of each other on the town square. His Off-
Square Books annex hosts the town’s popular Thacker Mountain Radio show.
     Evans started Lemuria in a small converted apartment in 1975 saw it grow into a much
larger store just off I-55 in Jackson. It has since expanded, with LemuriaBooks.com occupying
an adjacent warehouse-like space where authors can speak and customers sip beer.
     Before opening TurnRow and its popular sandwich shop in downtown Greenwood,
Kornegay got his start writing for the Oxford Eagle. He got the book bug, started writing fiction
and took a job at Square Books. He also found time to produce Thacker Mountain Radio.
     Emily Gatlin’s frequent book reviews and her “bookseller Barbie” blogs on the book
trade have become well known to aficionados. Her book events at Gum Tree have helped the
store, housed in Tupelo’s legendary Reed’s department store, become a regular on the author
circuit.
      Overby Fellow Bill Rose will moderate the panel, which is free and open to the public.
 
For more information please visit www.overbycenter.org

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