John Evans is the owner of Jackson’s treasured independent bookstore, Lemuria Books. He grew up in the Fondren neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from where his store sits in Banner Hall. “It was the early 70s, I was 24 years old, and I couldn’t find the books I wanted locally,” remembers Evans. “So I opened my own place. Now, I’ve been bookselling in the community I’ve always called home for 48 years.”
John says being a bookseller in Jackson has been extra special thanks to an extremely supportive community and rich literary history.
We have a lot to offer folks coming through town.
John’s Literary Must-Dos
(in addition to a stop by Lemuria, of course!)