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!


We are thrilled to be completely re-opened! Our bookstore, the bar, and the event space is open for your enjoyment! This has been a tough year, and we are so excited to welcome you back to our special space. Come grab a book, have a drink, and let's plan events to look forward to gathering together again. We all deserve it!



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

For Event Space rental, Helen at events@storyonthesquare.com

Manager, Joy at joy@storyonthesquare.com

Assistant Manager Brittany at brittany@storyonthesquare.com

Buyer, Katlin at katlin@storyonthesquare.com

Bar Manager, Eddie at Eddie@storyonthesquare.com





The new store hours are: 

Sunday 12 pm until 6 pm
Monday - Wednesday 10 am until 7 pm
Thursday - 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.