First Amendment Sales Tax Holiday
In celebration of the vital importance of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits, among other things, "the making of any law abridging the freedom of speech" or "infringing upon the freedom of the press," Square Books will offer our customers a 7% discount on book purchases all weekend, starting on August 25th through August 27th.
The discount effectively nullifies the amount of sales tax for customers, as Square Books is still required to collect and pay that tax.
This promotion celebrates the great traditions of free expression and free press in our nation and the rich tradition of Mississippi's literature.
It occurs on the same weekend that the State Legislature grants a sales tax holiday to anyone in Mississippi purchasing guns, a Second Amendment tax holiday initiated in Governor Phil Bryant's first term.
We encourage the Mississippi legislature to one day initiate a similar holiday for the sale of books.