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If you’ve walked into the wall-to-wall literary wonderland that is Lemuria Books, you can probably understand why Jacksonians select it as the Best Place to Buy Books year after year. John Evans, who opened the business in 1975, keeps Lemuria stocked with a bevy of books by Mississippi authors, best-sellers, classics and hidden gems.

“I’ve always been dedicated to giving the best bookstore and best inventory to my community,” Evans says.

Lemuria is also one of the few local venues that regularly hosts book-signing events. Evans says bringing authors such as Ernest Cline, Richard Ford and Katy Simpson Smith face to face with fans is one of the most important things he can do for the bookworms of Jackson. —Micah Smith

WINNER: Best Local Place to Buy Books

Address: 4465 I 55 N, Jackson, MS 39206

Phone number: 601-366-7619


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