Welcome to Books on the Square

Given the increased rate of COVID-19 transmission in RI, we encourage you to wear your mask regardless of your vaccination status.  Thank you!

Monday to Thursday 10AM to 7PM--Friday & Saturday 10AM to 8PM
--Now Open 10AM to 6PM on Sunday!  
**Order online any time.

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Holiday Gift Guide
SHOP EARLY! -- For Adults -- For Kids

2022 Mike Cohea Providence Calendar

Mike Cohea has taken some of his stunning photographs of Providence and made a 2022 calendar.

Buy it for yourself or as a gift.  And, it's only $10.00!

We also have his 500 piece jigsaw puzzles available in the bookstore.  Call for selection or come in and browse.--While supplies last!

Our Recent Staff Picks

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Five Tuesdays in Winter Cover Image
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The French Gift: A Novel of World War II Paris Cover Image
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Stretchy and Beanie Cover Image
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Little Red and the Cat Who Loved Cake Cover Image
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Fight Night Cover Image
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12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next Cover Image
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Lemon: A Novel Cover Image
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Ferryman Cover Image
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The Storm of Echoes: Book Four of the Mirror Visitor Quartet Cover Image
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Once There Were Wolves Cover Image
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Over My Dead Body Cover Image
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The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery Cover Image
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The Beatryce Prophecy Cover Image
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When Ghosts Come Home: A Novel Cover Image
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Garlic and the Vampire Cover Image
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Poison for Breakfast Cover Image
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Pax, Journey Home Cover Image
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The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World Cover Image
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The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It Cover Image
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The Secret Keeper of Jaipur Cover Image

Featured Books to Pre-Order

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Call Us What We Carry: Poems Cover Image
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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of the Whole Stupid World Cover Image
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Fiona and Jane Cover Image
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Something to Hide: A Lynley Novel Cover Image

Featured Fiction & NF Bestsellers

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone: A Novel (Outlander #9) Cover Image
The Every: A novel Cover Image
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story Cover Image
On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image

Featured Children's & YA Bestsellers

Christmas Is Coming: Traditions from Around the World  Cover Image
Willodeen Cover Image
A Snake Falls to Earth Cover Image
Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image

View are our top 10 bestsellers for 2020.
--How many have you read?

Browse our Indie Bestseller Lists

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

Black Voices Matter - Support Local Authors

Browse and shop our page featuring Local Black writers, illustrators, poets, playwrights, and scholars.

Kids' Store with Bestsellers, Brain Quest, New Books, and More!
You can also check out 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 on Tuesday and Friday to:
Wayland Square, College Hill, Thayer Street, East side of I-95 to the Pawtucket line,
Rumford, and East Providence north of I-195.

Our 2019 Top Ten Book Lists

Indie Celebrations

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