The February issue of Vanity Fair devotes a nearly full-page feature to Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, calling it a place "where the literary elite gather."
The article mentions the time a struggling writer by the name of John Grisham asked if the store would be able to sell 500 copies of his first novel, A Time to Kill. "We did pretty well with it," recalled Square Books owner (and currently Oxford's mayor) Richard Howorth.
"If anybody ever tells you book and bookstore culture is dying, just send them to Square Books," says Vanity Fair. To get your copy, please drop by your local bookstore.