Your independent, locally owned and operated bookstore in McDonough, GA!

Story on the Square is an independent bookstore in McDonough, Georgia that is proud to offer new books for children and adults. We feature the hottest new fiction and a wide selection of non-fiction focusing on food, gardening, science, health, history, and culture. In the store, we have planned a calendar full of events for kids and adults. If you’ve been looking for book clubs near you, you’re in luck! Our eight book clubs are free to join and cover a wide variety of interest, and are available for children and adults in nonfiction and fiction varieties. We want to be your favorite bookstore and to help you find the perfect gift that you can’t find anywhere else. Sit for a while at The Rough Draft—a wine and beer bar tucked inside our store that offers coffee, tea, sodas, draft beer, and a wine vending machine. We also serve a full menu of pasteries, bar snacks, and meat and cheese boards. We think a great book and the perfect draft or curated glass of wine is the best pairing for a relaxing evening in your hometown. Grab a snack with your drink and head upstairs to our event space to enjoy music, art, or a featured author speaking about and signing his or her book.

We cannot wait to be your favorite bookstore to shop, drink, and hangout with your smart and charming friends!

We are your local, independent bookstore!



Hi folks,

We understand that this is a very uneasy time in our local community. We know that with all of the uncertainty we continue to feel restless. Hang in there. We are working as a community to keep each other safe during this time. 

With that said, Our bookstore and Rough Draft bar are NOW OPEN! Our current hours are Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 10am-10pm & Sunday 12pm - 6pm. If you choose to come in to the store,  we ask that you please wear a mask and sanitize your hands before entering the store at our sanitizing stations. We also ask that you do NOT wear gloves.

You can also STILL support us by placing orders for books, gifts and gift cards either over the phone or here on our webpage. If you place an order online and request "in-store pick-up" please look out for an email or phone call from us when your book arrives. Many orders may be ready in just a few hours. Picking up your order is easy with our curbside pick-up. You can park near the store and we will meet you outside the building to hand you your order. You can also chose to have us ship your order to you for a small shipping fee, or deliver to your house if you live within 5 miles of us. 

For those of you who are audio readers, please consider opening an account with libro.fm and select our store as your local bookstore. We will receive a portion of this profit--and you'll get some sweet deals on audiobooks to help you cope with the cabin-fever.

Thank you all for your continued support! 


McDonough now has a locally owned, independent bookstore! Come by and check us out!

For Event Space rental- events@storyonthesquare.com

Owner, Stephanie at stephanie@storyonthesquare.com

Manager, Joy at joy@storyonthesquare.com

Buyer, Deanna at deanna@storyonthesquare.com

Bar Manager, Courtney at courtney@storyonthesquare.com

Assistant Manager, Nannette at nannette@storyonthesquare.com




The new store hours are: 

Sunday 12 pm until 6 pm
Monday - Thursday 10 am until 7 pm
Friday - Saturday 10 am until 10 pm


Come and shop with us! Our bookstore in McDonough, Ga., has new books arriving daily and loads of events planned.