In Oxford, Mississippi, there's a bookstore called Square Books, so called because it's right on the courthouse square. It's located in a converted space that was originally an ice cream parlor.
After making my selections here (there were about ten books I wanted, but alas, I can't afford all of them), I headed down to the other part of the store. It's actually located in three spaces, and each is run as a separate entity. The next one down the block is Off Square Books, and this time I remembered both pictures.
Fun fact: When you see signs like this showing how many miles it is to a city, they are actually counting down to a certain spot in the city from which all measurements are made. The Memphis spot is at Front and Madison, right in front of the Law School building. There's a little round marker there that says something about the center of the city.
To be entered in a drawing for a Homework Pass, post answers to the following questions by Monday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.
1. Find two interesting facts about Square Books. (Remember complete sentences, please.)
2. Calculate the amount of gas needed to travel from Cordova to Oxford and back in a vehicle that averages 17 mpg.
3. Look at the big yellow book in the last picture. Determine who the author is. Write a paragraph summarizing the author's life and career.
4. On the Square Books website, locate the post about World Book Night. Read up on this event. In a paragraph, tell if this is a worthwhile cause and why you feel that way.