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A Delta Romp

John Pritchard will sign his latest book at Lemuria Nov. 7.

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Start Early, Start Right

In Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) it says, "Start children off on the way they should go and, even when they are old, they will not turn from it." Even if you ...

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Blooming Book Club

Jackson writer Eudora Welty inspired the name of the Cereus Readers book club, pronounced "serious." She and her friends would come together to watch the annual night-blooming of the cereus ...

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Great and Small

The second Little Free Library in Jackson recently went up outside Fondren Muse.

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Blues Pilgrimage, Revisited

The Mississippi Museum of Art is showing many of George Mitchell’s historic photos in a special exhibit.

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Read the Book First

My husband and I have struck a deal with our 11-year-old son, Mateo, regarding the "Harry Potter" series: To see the movie, he has to read the book.

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Back to Green

There is something exhilarating about the process of filling a shopping cart full of fragrant new crayons and crisp new paper and the coolest backpack characters of the season.

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A State of Color

Paul Smith has published his first photography book, "The Color of Mississippi" and is working on a second, "The Color of the South."

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A Murder Puzzle

When it comes to writing, Liz Stauffer has covered a lot of genres, from politics to technology. But these days, Stauffer (mother of Jackson Free Press publisher Todd Stauffer) is ...

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Mississippi Writer Weaves Quirky Tales

Jamil is just one of the characters in this collection of often quirky, dozen stories from Steve Yates, a Missouri native who now is assistant director/marketing director at the University ...

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An Unmoving Movement

Michael O'Brien spent years putting together various perspectives of the Woolworth sit-in for his book, "We Shall Not Be Moved."

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Making Worlds

In "The Kings and Queens of Roam," author Daniel Wallace illustrates the power words have to make worlds, both in the tragic whimsy of the world his words create and ...

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Literary Resonations

When English professor and poet Steve Kistulentz joined the Millsaps College faculty in 2009, he campaigned to formalize a visiting writers series.

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Good Organic Gardening Advice—for the South?

If you could suggest to beginning to fairly advanced gardeners only one reference book about organic gardening, what would it be?

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It's All About the Book

The real caretakers of the literary ecology are independent bookstores, and two of the country's most respected are in Mississippi: Lemuria Books in Jackson and Square Books in Oxford.

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