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Reminder about Charles Marsh reading of the Bonhoeffer biography tomorrow

I’m almost done with Charles Marsh’s biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which is a powerfully written and moving book.  I am very much looking forward to the reading tomorrow at 5:30 at Square Books.  Here’s the passage from the end of the chapter where the Gestapo has arrested Bonhoeffer (he did not leave prison alive), […]

Charles Marsh’s Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at Square Books May 7th

I’m reading Charles Marsh’s biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and looking forward to his reading at Square Books on May 7th.

Marsh was here previously with his book about theology in the civil rights movement, God’s Long Summer.  That was one of my favorite readings ever at Square Books.

I’m 170 pages or so into this […]

Nicholas Dawidoff and Collision Low Crossers at Square Books on Friday

Nicholas Dawidoff writes for the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine.  His books include The Catcher was a Spy, about a 30s-era Yankees catcher (who mostly rode the bench) who was a spy for the OSS.  A multi linguist, about whom a Yankee manager said, “He can speak seven languages but can’t hit in […]

David Berg with Run, Brother, Run at Square Books tomorrow

David Berg has a reading at Square Books in Oxford tomorrow, Wed. June 19th, at 5:30.  Berg is a lawyer from Houston whose brother was murdered in the sixties.  In his memoir, he works through those events, including the murder trial of hit man/serial killer Charles Harrelson (who died in prison for the murder […]

Anthony Marra reading at Square Books comes highly recommended (5:30 May 17th)

Anthony Marra is doing a reading of his debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, at Square Books at 5:30.  I’m hearing really good things about this book and plan to be at the reading.

It got a spectacular review in the Washington Post, somewhat less so (but still interesting) from Dwight Garner at […]

Warren Steele to sign Sacred Harp book at Off Square today at 5:30– with music!

Warren Steele, music professor at Ole Miss, has written a history of Sacred Harp music that’s just out; he did a talk at the American Folklife Center in Washington last month on the subject.  He’ll be signing the music, and there will be Sacred Harp singing at Off Square books today in Oxford […]

Southern Foodways Community Cookbook at Off Square Books tonight

This just in from the folks at Square Books:

Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook Signing

Tonight!  Wednesday, November 17, 6:00-7:00pm at Off Square Books

Join John T Edge, Sara Roahen, and the staff of the Southern Foodways Alliance at Off Square Books to get your SFA Community Cookbook signed and to taste recipes from […]

New Barry Hannah Selected Stories at Square Books

Long, Last, Happy: New and Selected Stories by Barry Hannah is just out and available at Square Books in Oxford.  It has nine of the eleven stories in Airships, an early story, “Trek,” from 1964, and not been previously collected, four new stories from the last ten years, and seventeen more stories selected from Barry’s various […]

Blogging from local independent bookstores

Square Books in Oxford has a podcast available of Alejandro Escovedo’s appearance there last week in tribute to his friend Larry Brown.  This is part of what will be a continuing series of podcasts; the first pair included friend of the blog Jack Pendarvis, but did not mention that he is apparently more known […]

David Sedaris at the Ford Center at Ole Miss, Saturday October 10th

Tickets just went on sale at Square Books.  Sedaris was at Off Square books for a reading (with a fully packed house) a few years back.  It was hilarious.