Welcome to Books on the Square

*USPS shipping is taking up to 2-3 weeks instead of 2-7 days, please consider contactless Parking Lot Pickup if you are in the area.

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We have decided not to open on Friday, May 15th because of ongoing safety and health concerns.  We will open as soon as it is safe to do so.  Please check back for more information and notifications.

While our doors are currently Closed To The Public,
We are available Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
for Phone Orders and Contactless Parking Lot Pickup.

**Local Area Delivery on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday**

Order online 24 hours a day with options for free Parking Lot Pickup,
Free Shipping to New England states, or a flat rate fee outside of New England.

**No Cash Accepted - Credit Cards Only**

New Featured Books Page - Browse & Shop Online
--Including New & Noteworthy Books, Cookbooks, Gift Books, & Staff Picks.

Browse our Indie Bestseller Lists
Featured Bestsellers Below:

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld Beach Read by Emily Henry The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
Hardcover Fiction Paperback Fiction Hardcover

New Kids' Store with Bestsellers, Brain Quest, New Books, and More!

Baby Clowns by Kara LaReau

Baby Clown: A Star is Born
by Kara LaReau
Illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Local Author

Signed copies available from the Bookstore
Order online or call us at 401-331-9097


Wherever I Go by Mary Wagley Copp

Wherever I Go
by Mary Wagley Copp
Illustrated by Munir D. Mohammed

Local Author & Illustrator

Signed copies available from the Bookstore
Order online or call us at 401-331-9097

1000 Piece Puzzles!  Click to browse more Puzzles!
1000 Piece Puzzles
1000 Piece Puzzles
Puzzles on the left are $16.99, unless otherwise noted; New Yorker Puzzles are $19.95
Top Row: Vintage Paper Dolls, Book Club, Ocean Life, Eleanor's Room, Lower East Side
Middle Row: History of Hairdos, All are Welcome Here, New York, Canine Couture, Succulent View
Bottom Row: Vintage Library ($17.99), London

Some of our board games in stock, also a wide variety of playing cards.

Board Games and more games

Click to Browse some of our Notecards, Thank You Notes & Stationery
--Now updated with more of our notecards

Boxed Notecards

Click to browse Boredom Busters & More for the kids

Garden Display Boredom Busters Brain Quest & Activity Books Baby Gifts

Boredom Busters, Garden Display, and Gifts for Babies.  Browse on our Kids' Page!

Books to Go - Parking Lot Pickup

Free Parking Lot Pickup
--Call us at 401-331-9097 to place your order and pay over the phone.
--Pull into the parking lot, call us, and we'll bring your order out to you.

Free Local Delivery to:
Wayland Square, College Hill, Thayer Street, East side of I-95 to the Pawtucket line,
Rumford, and East Providence north of I-195.

**Free Shipping to New England States - CT/MA/ME/NH/RI/VT*

Recent Staff Picks

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Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir Cover Image
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
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Writers & Lovers Cover Image
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I Go Quiet Cover Image
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Real Life Cover Image
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Things in Jars: A Novel Cover Image
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When We Were Vikings Cover Image
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The Seep Cover Image

NYT - Ann Patchett Essay
NYT Essay - Ann Patchett on Why We Need Life-Changing Books Right Now ~ Featuring Kate DiCamillo and her books

Your Ideal Bookshelf has put 4 free templates on their website so you can make your own Ideal Bookshelf at home.  Make sure to tag @idealbookshelf and #MyIdealBookshelf when you share yours on social media.  Not feeling creative?   Support Jane Mount and have her make you an Ideal Bookshelf.  Get them here: https://www.idealbookshelf.com/pages/your-ideal-bookshelf

Susan interviews Adeline Dieudonné
Susan participated in the American Booksellers Associacian's Indies Introduce panel recently and read books by new authors.  The panel then decided which ones would be introduced as Indies Introduce titles.  Real Life by Adeline Dieudonné, a paperback original,was one of the books they chose and Susan had the pleasure of interviewing the author.  Read the interview here.

Our 2019 Top Ten Book Lists

Check out our Kids' Page!

Indie Celebrations

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