Welcome to Books on the Square

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

We are available Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Limited Browsing, Order Pickup, Phone Orders, and Contactless Parking Lot Pickup.  Order online 24 hours a day.

**Free Local Area Delivery on Tuesday and Friday**

*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.

Please Note:  Many of the high demand books that say 'On our Shelves Now' are on hold for other customers.  We are hoping that they will be back in stock at the warehouse around the middle of June.  Thank you for your patience.

Black Voices Matter - Support Local Authors

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Come by and see our front window display featuring local Black writers, illustrators, poets, playwrights, and scholars, or you can browse and shop online here.

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

Browse our Indie Bestseller Lists
Featured Bestsellers Below:

Death in Her Hands by Otessa Moshfegh Big Sky by Kate Atkinson Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall My Grandmother's Hands
Hardcover Fiction Paperback Fiction Hardcover

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

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 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.

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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