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September 17, 2012

James Silver, a historian, former professor at The University of Mississippi and friend of James Meredith authored a book about his first-hand experience of the riot and protest on Oct. 1, 1962, surrounding Meredith’s entry to the school. “Mississippi: The Closed Society” was published in January 1964; Square Books has been carrying this book since June.

James Silver, a historian, former professor at The University of Mississippi and friend of James Meredith authored a book about his first-hand experience of the riot and protest on Oct. 1, 1962, surrounding Meredith’s entry to the school. “Mississippi: The Closed Society” was published in January 1964; Square Books has been carrying this book since June.

August 29, 2012

James Meredith will be in Oxford this weekend as the 50th anniversary of his admission into Ole Miss approaches, but the purpose of his visit has nothing to do with the historic milestone 

James Meredith will be in Oxford this weekend as the 50th anniversary of his admission into Ole Miss approaches, but the purpose of his visit has nothing to do with the historic milestone.

August 22, 2012

Let’s just pretend for the better that I did not leave The Daily Mississippian last semester. That little bit of foma saved us a lot of time and space; Bokonon advises we leave it at that.
If I may clarify my angle for new students and readers (and so I can remember it): I write editorials in light of my own experiences and rely on my own conscience, which recognizes itself as a creator of values in the present moment – but we have a whole semester to get into this.

April 23, 2012

 

What used to be a single day dedicated to food, music and art is taking another shot at extending the festivities. This year’s Double Decker Festival will, like last spring, be a two-day event.

 

 

What used to be a single day dedicated to food, music and art is taking another shot at extending the festivities.

This year’s Double Decker Festival will, like last spring, be a two-day event.

“We got such positive feedback on the two-day format, so we decided to officially try it last year and felt it was successful enough to try again this year,” Mary-Kathryn Herrington, director of tourism and marketing, said.

January 29, 2012

 

With her house quiet and her husband and children sleeping, Julie Cantrell sat down and started writing her first novel. Now, “Into the Free” will debut this Tuesday at a launch party at Off-Square Books. 

 

With her house quiet and her husband and children sleeping, Julie Cantrell sat down and started writing her first novel.

Now, “Into the Free” will debut this Tuesday at a launch party at Off-Square Books. 

January 29, 2012

I feel somewhat strange admitting it, but I have fallen head over heels for this town. I have lived in a lot of places and met a lot of people, thanks to my overly enthusiastic mother who makes friends with every thing that has the ability to breathe, her classic victim being the woman standing behind her in the grocery store. Just ask artist, Zach Tutor, but had she not stormed into Square Books and antagonized the poor guy, I never would have known about Supersonic Electronic, or the amazing art it held. 

 

I feel somewhat strange admitting it, but I have fallen head over heels for this town. I have lived in a lot of places and met a lot of people, thanks to my overly enthusiastic mother who makes friends with every thing that has the ability to breathe, her classic victim being the woman standing behind her in the grocery store. Just ask artist, Zach Tutor, but had she not stormed into Square Books and antagonized the poor guy, I never would have known about Supersonic Electronic, or the amazing art it held. 

October 30, 2011

This Halloween marks the second annual sugar-free treat for Oxonians of all ages. Tonight, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., The Powerhouse will play host to “Healthy Halloween,” which includes activities ranging from a scream contest, myth busters, face painting and scary “Simon Says.”

 

This Halloween marks the second annual sugar-free treat for Oxonians of all ages. 

Tonight, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., The Powerhouse will play host to “Healthy Halloween,” which includes activities ranging from a scream contest, myth busters, face painting and scary “Simon Says.”

August 30, 2011

The beginning of a new semester means all new classes, and with those classes come books — books that are getting more expensive.

Weeks ago, students had to choose between the long lines of bookstores or ordering online and waiting for books to arrive.
Another option the University of Mississippi bookstore offers students is allowing them to order the books online and then pick them up in a box, avoiding the hassel of finding books while everyone else is doing the same thing.

August 29, 2011

One of Gov. Haley Barbour’s mission statements was creating a landscape friendly to economic development.

One of Gov. Haley Barbour’s mission statements was creating a landscape friendly to economic development.
This includes a push to bring big businesses to the state. Some Mississippians approach the state’s economic upturn with trepidation, however, especially with regard to the local economy.
Lyn Roberts, general manager of Square Books, said she feels local businesses must not be pushed aside in favor of big business.

June 21, 2011

 

More than a decade ago, Randy Pierce sat down to write a legal thriller. He churned out four pages before his professional career took off serving the state of Mississippi in the state House of Representatives, later as a Chancery Court Judge and now an associate justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court.

February 15, 2011

Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author of the critically-acclaimed book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” will be in Oxford for the next few days.

Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author of the critically-acclaimed book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” will be in Oxford for the next few days.

On Wednesday night she will have a book signing at Off-Square Books at 5 p.m. On Thursday at 11 a.m. she will make an appearance at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics to discuss her book and the craft of writing. She will also be a special guest on the Thacker Mountain Radio show Thursday evening.

November 14, 2010

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Oxford Public Library recently have come together to create an online collaborative story project called Southern Sketches. 

 

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Oxford Public Library recently have come together to create an online collaborative story project called Southern Sketches. 

 

August 26, 2010

Thacker Mountain Radio, a live weekly music/literary show, will make its return to Off-Square Books in Oxford on Thursday, September 2, 2010. Returning for their 13th season, the one-hour show features musicians and authors who visit the Oxford community. 

 

Thacker Mountain Radio, a live weekly music/literary show, will make its return to Off-Square Books in Oxford on Thursday, September 2, 2010. Returning for their 13th season, the one-hour show features musicians and authors who visit the Oxford community. 

 

June 17, 2010

Located in the area known as the home of the blues, Oxford provides an undeniable feeling of excitement.

 

Located in the area known as the home of the blues, Oxford provides an undeniable feeling of excitement.

 

The best combination of this feeling arises from Oxford’s own Square.

 

June 14, 2010

The main water line on the Square ruptured on Saturday afternoon, resulting in flooding and sedimentation on the streets.

 

The main water line on the Square ruptured on Saturday afternoon, resulting in flooding and sedimentation on the streets. The 8-inch cast iron water main ruptured due to a crack on the bottom side of the pipe that was too long to cover, according Hunter McGonagill, assistant city engineer.

 

November 10, 2009

Upon entering Off-Square Books for the second VOX Literary Press event, attendees filtered through book displays to be greeted with a Styrofoam hot dog box or a bowl of pretzels.