Local authors to sign new book on history of the Fayetteville square

The Square Book / Staff photo

Local authors Tony Wappel and JB Hogan have collaborated to create a new book on Fayetteville history, and they’ll celebrate the release with a signing event this month.

Wappel and Hogan recently released The Square Book: An Illustrated history of the Fayetteville Square, 1828-2016, and they’ll be signing copies at Nightbird Books at 1 p.m. on June 24.

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The book contains a history of Fayetteville’s historic square and surrounding streets dating back to the early 1800s, chronicling some of its important events, its residents, and the various businesses that set up shop there over there years. Wappel and Hogan have also collected 375 historical photos of the square to help illustrate the book.

The book is organized geographically, as Wappel writes in the forward, “to allow its readers to take a self-guided walking tour, starting and ending at the Bank of Fayetteville on the north end of the west side of the square.”

Copies of The Square Book are currently on sale at Nightbird Books, and retail for $49.95.

Both authors will be available at the signing event on June 24 to discuss the book, and sign copies.

For a bit more information, visit the Facebook page for the event.