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John Grisham Interviews Richard Howorth on This Week’s ‘Book Tour’

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John Grisham has invited book lovers and writers alike to listen to his podcast, ‘Book Tour with John Grisham’. So far he has made stops along the way, speaking with some of our favorite authors and more in bookstores across the U.S. Today, we stop with John Grisham at Square Books in Oxford, MS, with famous names like Richard Howorth, Ace Atkins, and Tom Franklin. Richard Howorth is actually one of the founders of Square Books and has received many awards for his upkeep. In 1986, he received the Charles S. Hallam Award for Excellence in Bookselling and in 2013, Publishers Weekly awarded the store the ‘Bookseller of the Year’ award. He speaks with Ace Atkins, who is a popular American…

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Your National Independent Bookstore Guide for Small Business Saturday

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Do you love shopping for books, but want to help ensure the survival of independent bookstores? Then take this Small Business Saturday as an opportunity to shop locally for all of your book-related holiday gift needs. We’ve worked with many fantastic independent booksellers this year to put together our #FridayReads recommendations, so we wanted to give them shout-outs while helping shoppers looking for old fashioned customer service and topnotch gift ideas. Stop by one of these bookstores if you’re in their neck of the woods! Northeast Strand Bookstore “18 Miles of Books” 828 Broadway New York, NY 10003 (212) 473-2591 Recommendations: New contemporary classics New England Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 566-6660 Recommendations: Historical fiction  …

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Can’t Put It Down: 3 Books to Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime

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We’ve all been there. The hour is late but the book is SO good. You tell yourself, “I’ll read for a half-hour and then it’s lights-out.” But that half-hour turns into one hour, then two. We might regret it when we’re downing coffee at an alarming rate the following morning but when lost in those riveting pages, we think of nothing but the story. That’s what Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi recommends this week: Books to Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime. Known for its great selection of literary fiction, excellent children’s section, and books on the American South, Square Books plays host to more than 150 author events each year and hosts the popular Thacker Mountain radio show. Here’s…

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