We're an independent bookstore in the Mississippi Delta, which is one of the most unique and storied parts of the country. Most know the Delta as the birthplace of the blues, but there is a common misconception that this delta is at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Instead its farther north, a crescent-shaped area between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers
. Ages of flood waters and isolation have steeped the Delta in fertile soil as well as mystery, lore and eccentricity. If you haven't been to this region of America, you have to see it to believe it. Plan a trip and make sure to include Greenwood
, where our store is located, right downtown where the historical city center is enjoying a vibrant revitalization.
Folks are always interested in what's happening in the Delta, and while we'll relay news of the most interesting and unusual happenings, this blog focuses largely on books and music. Our store features all manner of books, but we have a special emphasis in Southern writers and cookbooks, due in large part to the local presence of Viking Range
. (They're the primo cooking appliance manufacturer based here in Greenwood. Before coming this way, look into a cooking class
or a stay at the beautiful Alluvian Hotel
next door to us.) We're also building a nice collection of signed books
. We encourage you to start your own signed book library if you haven't already, and we'll gladly send you any of ours that pique your interest.
We hope you enjoy our reports from the Mississippi Delta and points beyond, and we encourage you to comment and send in your own reports and recommendations.