Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Square in Oxford, MS
Last month, we spent an afternoon down in Oxford, MS, which is a little less than an hour and a half from here. The first thing we did was look for a place to have lunch, and we decided on the Ajax Diner:
It was crowded, but there was a booth close to the door. These are the bar and the back interior as seen from our booth:
I had the catfish with fried eggplant and squash casserole:
The Husband had the BBQ pork chops, mashed potatoes, and broccoli. The Younger Son had a hamburger. We were quite happy with our food and the service was fine. The Husband decided to have dessert, and The Younger Son and I pushed on to explore the rest of the square. The Husband caught up with us before we got to Square Books:
This book store is one of the treasures of the modern world. An independent book store with a wide variety of books and specialty areas for Southern writers, especially William Faulkner, we fell in love with it. I took this photo of the stairs leading up to the landing:
They have two other shops on the square, one just for kids books and one for used books:
The Younger Son decided to stop in a cookie shop for chocolate chunk cookies for dessert, and I went to Holli's Sweet Tooth for ice cream and coffee:
We saw a statue of William Faulkner sitting on a bench at City Hall, and I couldn't resist a little chat:
I'm not a huge fan of his writing, but I didn't tell him that.
The photo at the top of the page and the two below:
are of the courthouse, which is in the center of the square. There are other things to do in Oxford, but we stuck to the square proper on this trip. I'll go back some other day and look into the Faulkner-related sites and try another restaurant.
I'm linking to the T Tuesday gathering at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover blog. Join us!