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Wyatt Waters Emporium

Come see the great Mississippi artist Wyatt Waters at Square Books. Mr. Waters will be signing his books, coffee mugs and Christmas ornaments. Come have a coffee and visit with us. 


This cookbook, complete with stunning watercolors by Wyatt Waters, was inspired by the duo’s recent travels through Italy.


Liz Barrett with PIZZA: A SLICE OF AMERICAN HISTORY

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With liberty and pizza for all. There is no doubt that pizza is one of the most popular foods in the United States, cherished by everyone from your average family guy to the Leader of the free world. Americans reportedly eat a combined 350 slices every second! Although pizza has its origins overseas, it has come into full (ahem) flour here in the States. Pizza: A Slice of American History tells the story of how this beloved food became the apple of our collective eye--or, perhaps more precisely, the pepperoni of our pie. Pizza journalist Liz Barrett explores how it is that pizza came to and conquered North America and how it evolved into different forms across the continent. Each chapter investigates a different pie: Chicago's famous deep-dish, New Haven's white clam pie, California's health-conscious varieties, New York's Sicilian and Neapolitan, the various styles that have emerged in the Midwest, and many others. The components of each pie - crust, sauce, spices, and much more - are dissected and celebrated, and recipes from top pizzerias provide readers with the opportunity to make and sample the pies themselves. Illustrated throughout with modern and historical photographs, postcards, and memorabilia, Pizza: A Slice of American History is the most comprehensive and fun cultural history of pizza in the USA ever written.

About the Author


Liz Barrett is editor-at-large of the national foodservice trade publication PMQ Pizza Magazine (www.pmq.com). She started the site EatingOxford.com, currently the top ranking food blog in Mississippi according to Urbanspoon and the winner of "best website" honors in three local reader polls.

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Rick Bragg with JERRY LEE LEWIS

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The greatest Southern storyteller of our time, New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, tracks down the greatest rock and roller of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis--and gets his own story, from the source, for the very first time.

A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire," that gave rock and roll its devil's edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin--his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women; nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock--and survived it all to be hailed as "one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience."

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story is the Killer's life as he lived it, and as he shared it over two years with our greatest bard of Southern life: Rick Bragg. Rich with Lewis's own words, framed by Bragg's richly atmospheric narrative, this is the last great untold rock-and-roll story, come to life on the page.

EVENT POSTPONED TO JAN. '15 TBA Anne Byrn - The Cake Doctor - with ANNE BYRNE SAVES THE DAY

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It s Anne Byrn to the rescue A problem-solver extraordinaire, Anne Byrn knows what every too-busy cook knows. There are a gazillion recipes in the world, but the right recipe, the recipe that always works, the lifesaving recipe for when times are crazy that s priceless. "Save the Day Cookbook" presents 125 of these guaranteed tried-and-true recipes for every occasion. Whether they are Anne Byrn s own family favorites or collected from her network of fans across the country, these go-to recipes include easy appetizers for a party or potluck Bacon and Cheddar Torte, Stuffed Jalapen o Peppers Witowski; mains to feed a family or a crowd, from fast-to-fix Shrimp and Cheese Grits to do-ahead, no-fuss Ina s Sweet- and-Sour Brisket; salads perfect for entertaining the book club, including Grilled Tuna Salade Nic, oise and Libby s Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salad; sides that please everyone; and desserts that don t take a week to assemble, like Veronica s Mocha Cake, Lemon Snow Pudding, Ella s Easy Peach Pie. Upbeat in attitude (it s going to be okay, really ) and with full-color photos throughout, the "Save the Day Cookbook" will be one that readers will turn to again and again. And for not only its recipes but its ideas too, including money-saver tips, menu and serving suggestions, Razzle-Dazzle variations, do-ahead notes, and much more. Your day is saved. And you re welcome."

Paul Finebaum with MY CONFERENCE CAN BEAT YOUR CONFERENCE

 
 

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"If God made the world in seven days, He spent the eighth day in his two-car garage, sipping on a cold one, listening to Merle Haggard, and dreaming up the Southeastern Conference."

South of the Mason-Dixon line, everyone knows Paul Finebaum. And after a popular 2012 profile in the New Yorker, a spot at ESPN's College GameDay desk, and a contract to be the face of ESPN's SEC Network, the rest of the country has finally been introduced to "the Mouth of the South" the Memphis-born radio-talk-show host with a habit of saying whatever he thinks--and letting his callers say whatever they think, too.

In My Conference Can Beat Your Conference, Finebaum chronicles the rise of the SEC and his own improbable path toward being "the Oprah of college football," as he was dubbed by the Wall Street Journal in 2013. And it doesn't matter whether fans love or hate him--they tune in regardless. Finebaum's opinions matter. He's condemned coaches to the gallows of lesser programs, helped elect governors, and prophesied victories. With My Conference Can Beat Your Conference, fans and enemies of Paul Finebaum will be given an all-access pass to the powerhouse teams and passionate fan bases of the country's most legendary conference, plus a behind-the-scenes look into an incredible 2013 Iron Bowl.

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My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football By Paul Finebaum, Gene Wojciechowski Cover Image
$26.99
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ISBN: 9780062297419
Published: Harper - August 5th, 2014

An all-access pass into the powerhouse teams and passionate fanbases of the legendary Southeastern Conference, from one of the most influential men in college football: ESPN’s Paul Finebaum.


Tim Duffy signs WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERS!

 

Tim Duffy knew from an early age that he wanted to go out into the world and meet artists like Doc Watson and Etta Baker. When he entered Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, Tim was thrilled to join the Appalachian Music Crew, documenting local musicians. Tim has been seeking out musicians performing traditional music ever since. He records them, talks with them, photographs them, and learns their stories.

In 1994, Tim founded Music Maker Relief Foundation with wife Denise while living in Winston-Salem, NC. Tim and Denise were deeply disturbed by the poverty they witnessed among the community of roots musicians they met. Music Maker was created to assist these artists in meeting basic needs, documenting their art and earning an income from their music. 

As Tim and Denise continued growing the foundation, they met many artists performing traditional music who needed help. Thus, Music Maker has continued for twenty years, booking artists gigs, recording CDs, paying for heating oil, fixing cars and so much more. Tim serves as Executive Director of the Foundation, with Denise as the Managing Director. Together, they strive to preserve Southern traditional music by partnering with the artists who make it. We Are the Music Makers is Tim’s second book, featuring photos, stories and songs from the musicians he has partnered with over the past twenty years.

“We Are The Music Makers: Preserving The Soul Of America’s Music,” written by Timothy and Denise Duffy, features over 65 photographs taken by Tim Duffy over twenty years along with stories and songs.

Of the book, B.B. King said, “We are the Music Makers highlights an essential part of our culture, providing us a glimpse into the lives of the amazing, and often little known, musicians of the American
South. Tim Duffy has taken every opportunity to sustain a dimension of Blues culture that could easily be lost forever, and nowhere is that more apparent than in his new book.”

Character sketches and black and white photographs of great American musicians Etta Baker, John Dee Holeman, Jerry ‘Boogie’ McCain, Taj Mahal, Willie King, Othar Turner, Little Freddie King, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ironing Board Sam, and the original guiding light for the Foundation’s formation, Guitar Gabriel, are shared in the book. The book also highlights other artists nestled deep in southern culture and telling a hidden story of American music. The book also highlights the musician’s vital role in Southern culture.

The companion CD both compliments the book and stands entirely on its own. The two discs are packed with music showcasing the work we have done with artists over our 20-year history. We Are the Music Makers' 20th Anniversary CD is something for everyone, from the most ardent music lover to newcomers to the MMRF mission.

38: The Chucky Mullins Effect by Jody Hill

 

 

 

Imagine that you’re lying down, completely immobile––you can’t move a muscle. The only part of your body that you can control is your face. Consider, if you’re able, that you are forever frozen in this position. Now, with your body paralyzed, there's only one thing left to do–smile. Smile? If you’re wondering how anyone could smile in that situation, let me introduce you to Chucky Mullins. Chucky, an Ole Miss football player, was known for his beaming smile and courageous attitude––he believed in playing every game as if it were his last. On October 28, 1989, Chucky, wearing his jersey number 38, was playing defense in the Rebels’ homecoming game against Vanderbilt University. In the first quarter, Chucky slammed into a Vandy receiver, separating him from the ball. It was a touchdown-saving hit. But as Chucky launched himself like a human torpedo, there was also an explosion in his neck.


Chucky destroyed four vertebrae in his spinal column and was instantly paralyzed from the neck down. He would die 18 months later. In those 18 months, Chucky chose to respond to the darkness of his injury by continuing to illuminate those around him. Without moving a finger, and relying only on his ever-present grin and uplifting personality, Number 38 moved the world around him––the Chucky Mullins’ effect.

Twenty-five years later, that effect––and his courageous spirit––live on.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jody Hill was born in Falkner, Mississippi. In the fall of 1988, he became friends with Chucky Mullins when they were freshmen on the Ole Miss Rebels football team. He became a 1992 graduate of the University of Mississippi. In 2000, Jody earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Memphis Theological Seminary and was ordained into Christian ministry by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Memphis, Tennessee. He lives in Corinth, Mississippi, with his wife and two sons.

38: The Chucky Mullins Effect By Jody Hill Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781941165324
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Published: Deeds Publishing - August 12th, 2014

Imagine that you're lying down, completely immobile-you can't move a muscle. The only part of your body that you can control is your face. Consider, if you're able, that you are forever frozen in this position. Now, with your body paralyzed, there's only one thing left to do-smile. Smile? If you're wondering how anyone could smile in that situation, let me introduce you to Chucky Mullins.


June Davidson signs COUNTRY STORES OF MISSISSIPPI

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The old country stores along the back roads of rural Mississippi are the treasures that remain of a bygone era. Travel back to the Mississippi of yesteryear and hear of the deadly can of molasses that once caused a massacre in Carrollton, Mississippi, in the late 1800s. Find the church near Alstons General Store in Rodney with a Civil War cannonball lodged in its front facade. Or discover the haunts of Causeyville General Store among shelves and corners stocked with relics of the American past. These and other stores remembered here by local author June Davis Davidson were the cornerstones of their communities, and harken back to a time when the sweetest things in life were the smell of peanuts roasting and reaching into the penny candy jar.
Country Stores of Mississippi By June Davis Davidson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626195929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - June 3rd, 2014

The old country stores along the back roads of rural Mississippi are the treasures that remain of a bygone era. Travel back to the Mississippi of yesteryear and hear of the deadly can of molasses that once caused a massacre in Carrollton, Mississippi, in the late 1800s. Find the church near Alston's General Store in Rodney with a Civil War cannonball lodged in its front facade.


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