December 19th

For the love of the book! Gifts for word nerds, bookworms, and other bibliophiles

The Jane Mount CollectionBookish games, supplies, and other ephemera | Square Books Swag

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

Larry McMurtry’s Books
Signed, limited edition. "Limited to 100 numbered copies signed by Larry McMurtry for Three Dog Books in Archer City, TX. July 2008." This being copy 93. As new condition.

Wendell Minor’s Art for the Written Word  Twenty-Five Years of Book Cover Art. Signed collector's edition

Jim Harrison's I Prefer the Skyline of a Shelf of Books Broadside. Limited to 300. 

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The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary By Sarah Ogilvie Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593536407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - October 17th, 2023

A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION FINALIST • The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice • A history and celebration of the many far-flung volunteers who helped define the English language, word by word.


A Book Lover's Guide to the Zodiac By Charlie Castelletti Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781035001804
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Published: Macmillan Collector's Library - October 17th, 2023

A Book Lover’s Guide to the Zodiac marries astrology and literature by connecting both writers and fictional characters to the twelve different star signs and their particular traits.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.


The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts By Christopher de Hamel Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780525559412
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Published: Penguin Press - November 14th, 2023

* A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice *

The acclaimed author of Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts introduces us to the extraordinary keepers and companions of medieval manuscripts over a thousand years of history


The Lost Library By Rebecca Stead, Wendy Mass Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250838810
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 29th, 2023

Now a New York Times bestseller, a #1 Indie Bestseller, and the Amazon #1 Best Kids' Book of 2023, readers won't want to miss this story of a little free library guarded by a cat and a boy who takes on the mystery it keeps.


I Will Read to You: A Story About Books, Bedtime, and Monsters By Gideon Sterer, Charles Santoso (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gideon Sterer, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316592611
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2023

A gentle blend of spooky and sweet, I Will Read to You is a unique rhyming bedtime tale about empathy, storytime...and monsters.

Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved stories—scary ones about skeletons and witches, giants and ghosts, vampires, dragons, mummies and goblins. But he wondered…do monsters have anyone to read to them?


Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook: Eighth Edition By Jim Trelease, Cyndi Giorgis Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143133797
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Published: Penguin Books - September 3rd, 2019

The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated for a new generation of readers


The New York Times Book Review: 125 Years of Literary History By The New York Times, Tina Jordan (Editor), Noor Qasim (Editor) Cover Image
By The New York Times, Tina Jordan (Editor), Noor Qasim (Editor)
$50.00
Email or call for price and availability.
ISBN: 9780593234617
Published: Clarkson Potter - November 2nd, 2021

A “delightful” (Vanity Fair) collection from the longest-running, most influential book review in America, featuring its best, funniest, strangest, and most memorable coverage over the past 125 years.


Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers By Annette Dauphin Simon Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063208223
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Published: Harper - September 6th, 2022

A charming, clever, and original collection of more than 100 spine poems–a popular form of found poetry composed by arranging book spines—illustrated with 110 full-color photographs.


Bibliophile Reader's Journal: (Gift for Book Lovers, Journal for Readers and Writers) By Jane Mount (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Mount (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781452167312
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 3rd, 2019

Bibliophile Reader's Journal is the ultimate journal for book lovers.

This literary journal is packed with bookish art by bestselling author and illustrator Jane Mount of the popular Bibliophile line.

The pages include prompts to rate each book you finish
and take notes, as well as themed book recommendations to build out your reading list.


The Art of Libromancy: On Selling Books and Reading Books in the Twenty-First Century By Josh Cook Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771965415
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Published: Biblioasis - August 22nd, 2023

ONE OF LIT HUB'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2023 - ESQUIRE's August 2023 Book Club Pick


Novelist as a Vocation By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101974537
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Published: Vintage - November 7th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • An insightful look into the mind of a master storyteller—and a unique look at the craft of writing from the beloved and best-selling author of 1Q84, Norwegian Wood, and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.


Rebel With A Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian By Ellen Jovin Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780358278153
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Published: Mariner Books - July 19th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A fresh and democratic take on language by a gifted teacher." —Mary Norris

"[Jovin] never hectors, never finger-points; she enlightens and illuminates. This is lovely work." —Benjamin Dreyer


Among Friends: An Illustrated Oral History of American Book Publishing and Bookselling in the 20th Century By Buz Teacher (Editor), Janet Bukovinsky Teacher (Editor) Cover Image
By Buz Teacher (Editor), Janet Bukovinsky Teacher (Editor)
$200.00
ISBN: 9780578325804
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Two Trees - September 23rd, 2023

In lively personal essays about the people, companies and books that helped shape our culture, more than 100 prominent figures in publishing and bookselling recall their careers during a time of extraordinary growth, from the postwar period through the revolutions of the 1960s and ’70s to the new millennium.


Book Fans Red Book By If USA (Created by) Cover Image
By If USA (Created by)
$7.99
ISBN: 5035393348045
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Published: If USA - September 9th, 2022

Good advice for living from our friend Kiese Laymon. 

And don't fight when you're angry.
Think when you're angry.
Write when you're angry.
Read when you're angry.

- Kiese Laymon, Heavy

Front & Back of "When You're Angry Tote" Black tote bag with the quote "And don't fight when you're angry. Think when you're angry. Write when you're angry. Read when you're angry. Kiese Laymon - Heavy" "read" is red, the rest of the text is white


Limited run of 100.

10oz cotton canvas with 25” spun poly handles
100% made in the USA


The World of Charles Dickens 1000 Piece Puzzle: A Jigsaw Puzzle with 70 Characters to Find By John Mullan, Barry Falls (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Mullan, Barry Falls (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781913947163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Laurence King Publishing - October 26th, 2021

1000-PIECE PUZZLE: The 1000-piece puzzle reimagines Dickens' life and scenes from his novels in glorious detail
BEAUTIFUL, INTRICATE ILLUSTRATIONS: Spot famous fictional characters, fellow writers, and historical characters as you build the puzzle
POSTER INCLUDED: Includes fun Dickens facts on a fold-out poster
EASY HANDLING: The 1000 puzzle pieces are thic


Book Fans Green Book By If USA (Created by) Cover Image
By If USA (Created by)
$7.99
ISBN: 5035393348021
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Published: If USA - September 9th, 2022

STET! Dreyer's English: A Game for Language Lovers, Grammar Geeks, and Bibliophiles By Benjamin Dreyer Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593137857
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Published: Clarkson Potter - July 7th, 2020

Have fun while improving your grammar with this witty and informative card game for language lovers based on the New York Times bestseller by Random House’s copy chief, Benjamin Dreyer.

Whats’ wrong with this sentence? If that misplaced apostrophe flew right up your nose, then this is the game for you.
 


The Really Tiny Book Light Gray [With Battery] By If USA (Created by) Cover Image
By If USA (Created by)
$10.99
ISBN: 5035393051068
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Published: If USA - September 9th, 2022

Scrumble Magnetic Fridge Game By Brass Monkey, Galison Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780735379435
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brass Monkey - July 11th, 2023

Can’t seem to find the time to sit down for a board game? Neither can we. We’re too busy opening the fridge 400 times a day–that’s why we at Brass Monkey made this magnetic version of the game.


Divine Diary DIYs for the Innovative Crafter

#1 Best Seller in Book Making & Binding and Scrapbooking

With journal making projects, book binding techniques, and journal prompts, this Treasure Book Making guide has everything you need. Get ready to create personal journals by hand easily--without any extra book-binding tools


Bibliophile Book Club Darlings 1000 Piece Puzzle By Galison Cover Image
By Galison
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735358454
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Published: Galison - March 12th, 2019

Bibliophile Literary Notepad By Jane Mount Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781797203744
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 1st, 2022

This beautiful and handy notepad, made to look a little vintage book, is perfect for bibliophiles!
 
Featuring the art of Jane Mount, this chunky notepad is encased in a cloth "cover" with foil stamping, giving it the look of a well-loved vintage book.


Ex Libris: 50 Postcards By Michiko Kakutani Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593235416
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 18th, 2022

Send and receive gorgeous literary postcards featuring book recommendations from Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani and stunning original cover art from illustrator Dana Tanamachi


Bibliophile Diverse Spines Reader's Journal By Jane Mount, Jamise Harper, Jane Mount (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Mount, Jamise Harper, Jane Mount (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781797215495
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 30th, 2021

Vintage Books Shaped Magnetic Bookmarks By Galison Cover Image
By Galison
$5.99
ISBN: 9780735366886
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Published: Galison - March 2nd, 2021

This lovely trio of bookmarks will help any reader keep track of where they are in a book. The set includes 3 different magnetic clip bookmarks, sure to add a little color and nostalgia to your book or magazine.

• Wonderful gift for readers
• Easy to use
• Size: 2.83 x 8.86", 72 x 225 mm
• 3 unique bookmarks
• Fold at the top for flush fit


What Would Jane Do?: Quips and Wisdom from Jane Austen By Potter Gift Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780804185622
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Potter Style - September 9th, 2014

Jane Austen always knows the right thing to say. With this pocket-sized collection of quotes from her novels and letters, you too can have a quip for every situation.

• Each page offers a beloved quote from Austen and its source.
• Give yourself the gift of Austen’s wit and wisdom or share your favorite insights with friends and fellow Jane-ites.


Book Fans Purple Book By If USA (Created by) Cover Image
By If USA (Created by)
$7.99
ISBN: 5035393348038
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Published: If USA - September 9th, 2022

The Really Tiny Book Light Pink [With Battery] By If USA (Created by) Cover Image
By If USA (Created by)
$10.99
ISBN: 5035393051020
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Published: If USA - September 9th, 2022

The Really Tiny Book Light Navy [With Battery] By If USA (Created by) Cover Image
By If USA (Created by)
$10.99
ISBN: 5035393051198
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Published: If USA - September 9th, 2022

Book Fans Blue Book By If USA (Created by) Cover Image
By If USA (Created by)
$7.99
ISBN: 5035393348014
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Published: If USA - September 9th, 2022