Square Books, Jr. hosts scores of writers every year who sign wonderful, fun, or important books here, and often those who wish to get the book—for whatever reason—miss the opportunity. With a TEEN'S FIRST subscription, you—or, if you are purchasing this as a gift, your teen—will be guaranteed signed books and you will be forming the foundation for a life of reading and a lovely, valuable personal library, too! Starting in June 2018, a subscription gets you three signed books for this year. The first pick is Claire Legrand's Furyborn, who reads at Off Square Books on June 5th. Provide us your name, mailing address, and preferred method of billing, and we will send you a book in June, September, and November. There is no additional charge for the signing—all books are billed at list price, plus postage. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 662-236-2207.
News from the realm of Square Books Junior
Waldo has missed Oxford since his celebration last year and has decided to return this year to visit us once again. The famous fellow in striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 26 stores on the Square all through the month of July. From Amelia's to Amy Head Cosmetics, from Nest Paper Studio to Olive Juice Gifts, Waldo figures are showing up July 1-31. You can also find Waldo's dog Woof sniffing around Square Books, Jr. everyday. Those who spot them can win prizes, including buttons, books, and coupons.
Don't miss the Grand Prize Drawing Party on July 31 at 4 p.m.
We are thrilled to participate in the 95th celebration of Children’s Book Week this year (May 12th-18th).
Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!
Children's Book Week is a truly national celebration, with events taking place from coast to coast.
Square Books Jr. will participate by hosting:
Laurie Fisher with Where Do the Go on Game Day? May 14 at 10 a.m.
Indie's First Storytime with Curious George and Ace Atkins May 17 at 10 a.m.
Live mannequin readings in the Square Books Jr. window all day Saturday May 17.
Volunteer mannequins can sign up in the store for twenty minute shifts.
25 Days of Grinchmas will spread good deeds throughout the community, building a sense of togetherness and holiday spirit while supporting local retail shops during the holiday season.
Another way to do good deeds is to purchase a book at 20% discount for Leapfrog and place a heart ornament on the Grinchmas tree. We will have a special storytime on Saturday, December 14th to celebrate all the good deeds done and the Grinch himself will be in attendance.
The month of Find Waldo in Oxford! ended with a bang at the grand prize drawing party last week.
Believe it or not, there were approximately 200 names in the grand prize drawing! The prizes included Waldo tote bags, Waldo postcard books, a Waldo poster book and the ultimate supreme grand prize of the complete box set of Waldo books. Also included were donated items such as t-shirts from Square Books, Jr., Cat Daddy's and Something Southern, gift certificates and candy bags from Holli's Sweet Tooth and gift cards from YaYa's.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the hunt -- locals and out-of-towners, and to The Oxford Downtown Council's participating businesses who made the event possible.