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Seeing the U.S. by saddle

Sea G Rhydr is crossing the country on horseback for not other reason than to pursue a life-long dream. She’s been on the road for 18 months, leaving from California and is headed to her parents’ home in New York. (April 22, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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    Square Books honored as Bookstore of the Year

    Publisher’s Weekly has named Square Book the Bookstore of the Year. (April 2, 2013, Page 2)

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      Elusive character brings smiles to small readers

      More than 185 children were busily searching Oxford for the elusive Waldo during a month-long Find Waldo in Oxford event sponsored by Square Books. The event culminated this week with several raffle drawings and a birthday cake to celebrate Waldo’s 25th birthday. (August 3, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

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        Cops, book store nab thief

        A book thief, who was caught in the act last year at Off Square Books, was sentenced to five years of probation last month during the January court term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court. Read about the sting operation between the Oxford Police Department and the owner and employees of Off Square Books, and other cases settled during the court term in today’s EAGLE. (February 1, 2012, Page 1)

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          ‘Satan Is Real’

          OXFORD TOWN – Written by Charlie Louvin, the book “Satan Is Real” is not just a story for music fans but for anyone who enjoys good southern storytelling. The book follows the story of the two brothers, Charlie and Ira Loudermilk, from their wild early years to their formative years playing at the Grand Ole Opera. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Melanie Addington’s review of the intriguing new biography, available at Square Books. (January 12, 2012, Page 5)

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            Thacker Mountain Radio collaborates with University Museum

            OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will broadcast from the Lyric Theatre this Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Following the broadcast, a documentary film will be screened depicting the unique history of the Gee’s Bend Quilters and the singers from Alabama. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about this week’s collaborative effort between TMR and the University Museum featuring artists and singers from Gee’s Bend, Ala., and author Andre Dubus touring in support of his new memoir “Townie.” (March 10, 2011, Page 9)

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              Rodney Crowell set for Off Square Books tonight (Jan. 20)

              OXFORD TOWN – Innate storyteller and country music legend Rodney Crowell is scheduled to visit Off Square Books tonight (Jan. 20) at 6 as he tours in support of his recently released memoir “Chinaberry Sidewalks.” Check out page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for Oxford Town Editor Jeff McVay’s coverage of his recent interview with Crowell where they discussed everything from Crowell’s “rough” childhood (that evolved into something good) to his classic, poetic storytelling through his music. We’re hopeful, confident even, that the Grammy award winning musician will show up with his guitar strapped across his back tonight at 6. After all, he is the storyteller. (January 20, 2011, Page 5)

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                ‘Mississippians’ coming to coffee table near you

                OXFORD TOWN – “Mississippians,” a coffee-table book featuring more than 250 famous, notable, extraordinary and colorful Mississippians makes its official debut Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Off Square Books. The launch event begins at 5 p.m. Page 5 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details. (October 28, 2010, Page 5)

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                  ‘Oxford in the Civil War’ – A new book from History Press

                  “Oxford in the Civil War: Battle for a Vanquished Land” by Stephen Enzweiler is the new book just published by The History Press of Charleston, S.C. The author is a journalist and senior editor for “Y’all” magazine published here in Oxford and he writes extensively about Mississippi and the South.

                  I really didn’t find out anything that I didn’t already know, but the way the author has presented the data makes for pleasurable reading. I have read these stories over the years in various different places, but Enzweiler presents them in manner that follows Oxford from its earliest day through the war years. (October 8, 2010, Page 2B)

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                    Caching in on Oxford’s history

                    Oxford’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is hiding buried treasure which could mean extra cash for businesses. Using geocaching the Oxford Convention and Tourism Bureau hopes to attract more visitors to the area. With an estimated 5 geocachers worldwide this treasure hunting activity is a growing area of tourism, and Oxford is ready with 60 hidden caches. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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