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Published on May 2nd, 2015 | by Newt Rayburn


Mississippi Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, May 2, at Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi

For Mississippi Bookstore Day, Square Books will be selling some of the limited edition special items produced for Independent Bookstore Day, like a tea towel with a Pat Conroy quote and a Margaret Atwood stencil, as well as an exclusive and very special t-shirt designed by Laurie Fisher, the author of the bestselling Where Do They Go On Game Day.

Throughout the day Square Books will serve some refreshments and raffle off items. They will also include a free Roz Chast tote for purchases over $50 while supplies last, and all bargain books will be sold at 20% off.

But as while celebrating bookstores, Square Books will mostly just do what bookstores do best, recommend and sell books to all who come to shop at any of the three Square Books locations on the square in Oxford.

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About the Author

was born and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, starting in 1971. Newt's many publishing projects led to THE LOCAL VOICE, which started in 2006. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and later, Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE media company in March of 2006. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn has been involved in the Ole Miss area for many years. Newt's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is proud Father of eight-year old daughter Alex.

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