December 18th

Signed books make great gifts – A selection of signed editions from our 2023 events available at list price.

By Mississippians / On Mississippi | Hardcover Fiction | Paperback Fiction | Biography and Memoir | History | Mystery and Suspense | Nature and Sociology | Poetry and Inspiration | Photo and Lifestyle | Children's and YA

Looking for Rare Square's picks? Find them below:

Czeslaw Milosz’s Road-Side Dog
First Edition. First Printing. Collection of poems, essays, aphorisms and anecdotes by the Nobel Laureate. Signed in blue ink on half-title page at his appearance at Square Books.

Willie Morris’s New York Days
First edition. First Printing. Signed at Square Books during an event on 8/26/1993. 



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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023


In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.

Let Us Descend: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982104498
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Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Instant New York Times Bestseller • Named one of the best books of 2023 by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Time, The New Yorker, and more.

“Nothing short of epic, magical, and intensely moving.” —Vogue • “A novel of triump

Stalking Shakespeare: A Memoir of Madness, Murder, and My Search for the Poet Beneath the Paint By Lee Durkee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982127145
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Published: Scribner - April 18th, 2023

*Winner of the 2024 Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award for Life Writing*

“A wickedly entertaining” (The New York Times) detective story that chronicles one Mississippi man’s relentless search for an authentic portrait of William Shakespeare.

Following his divorce, down-and-out writer and Mississippi exile Lee Du

When Your Back's Against the Wall: Fame, Football, and Lessons Learned through a Lifetime of Adversity By Michael Oher, Don Yaeger Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593330920
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Published: Avery - August 8th, 2023

The NFL champion whose life inspired the hit movie The Blind Side is back with an inspiring and motivating book on overcoming any obstacle, no matter how tough the odds

Salvage This World: A Novel By Michael Farris Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316413633
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 25th, 2023

In Michael Farris Smith's latest "riveting" epic, a young woman returns home with her child to her ghost-haunted father, while a religious extremist hunts the stormridden territory to find the girl who may be the region's savior.

Be Mine: A Frank Bascombe Novel By Richard Ford Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061692086
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Published: Ecco - June 13th, 2023

From Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford: the final novel in the world of Frank Bascombe, one of the most indelible characters in American literature

The Southern Way of Life: Meanings of Culture and Civilization in the American South By Charles Reagan Wilson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469664989
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - January 10th, 2023

How does one begin to understand the idea of a distinctive southern way of life--a concept as enduring as it is disputed? In this examination of the American South in national and global contexts, celebrated historian Charles Reagan Wilson assesses how diverse communities of southerners have sought to define the region's identity.

Wade in the Water: A Novel By Nyani Nkrumah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063226616
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Published: Amistad - January 17th, 2023

“An impressive debut. Emotionally honest with lyricism and charm to spare, Nyani Nkrumah’s Wade in the Water depicts in riveting detail a racially charged Mississippi town, the secrets it holds, and the precious heart and soul of a young girl deserving love.”—Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of Our Gen and Tumbling

Not Forever, But For Now By Chuck Palahniuk Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668021415
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 5th, 2023

From the bestselling author of Fight Club comes a hilarious horror satire about a family of professional killers responsible for the most atrocious events in history and the young brothers that are destined to take over.

Meet Otto and Cecil. Two brothers growing up privileged in the Welsh countryside.

North Woods: A Novel By Daniel Mason Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593597033
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Published: Random House - September 19th, 2023



Before the Streetlights Come on: Black America's Urgent Call for Climate Solutions By Heather McTeer Toney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781506478623
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Published: Broadleaf Books - April 18th, 2023

Climate change. Two words that are quickly becoming the clarion call to action in the twenty-first century. It is a voter issue, an economy driver, and a defining dynamic for the foreseeable future.

Robert St. John's Mississippi Mornings: Deep South Breakfasts, Brunches and Musings By Robert St. John, Kate Dearman (Photographer), Martha Hall Foose (Foreword By) Cover Image
By Robert St. John, Kate Dearman (Photographer), Martha Hall Foose (Foreword By)
ISBN: 9780999222928
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Published: Different Drummer Press - November 20th, 2023

There is no doubt that Robert St. John is a breakfast guy. Between running his seven restaurants, publishing a weekly syndicated column, guiding dozens of groups through Europe every spring and fall, and working with his charity Extra Table, somehow Robert has found the time to publish his thirteenth book, Mississippi Mornings (it must be all those fantastic breakfasts!).