Outside and inside of Square Books

Shots Fired: Bookshop Shoots Back At Tax-Free Guns With Tax-Free Books

Mississippi will exempt guns from sales taxes next weekend in the name of the Second Amendment.

Square Books of Oxford will fire back with dropping the sales tax from the price of their books, honoring the First Amendment.


“This promotion celebrates the great traditions of free expression and free press in our nation and the rich tradition of Mississippi’s literature. It occurs on the same weekend that the State Legislature grants a sales tax holiday to anyone in Mississippi purchasing guns, a Second Amendment tax holiday initiated in Governor Phil Bryant’s first term. We encourage the Mississippi Legislature to one day initiate a similar holiday for the sale of books.”


Square Books

Image Courtesy of the Clarion Ledger 


The bookstore said it decided to make the offer “in celebration of the vital importance of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits, among other things, ‘the making of any law abridging the freedom of speech’ or ‘infringing upon the freedom of the press.'”


Since the bookstore has to technically collect the 7 percent tax, Square Books is offering a 7 percent discount on book purchases from Aug. 25 to 27.


Featured Image Courtesy of the Clarion Ledger and Oxford Mississippi