Welcome to Books on the Square

New Spring Hours!!  Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
--New Sunday Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

We are here for limited in-store browsing and contactless parking lot pickup.
**Order online any time.

VP Kamala Harris, Sec. Gina RaimondoThanks to Secretary Gina Raimondo for bringing VP Kamala Harris to Books on the Square, and for saying, "This is my neighborhood store. The best place ever."  We really appreciate your recommendation and thanks for putting the spotlight on local, independent businesses!

If you're wondering, here is what the VP bought from us: Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen, Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.  Happy reading, VP!  

Our Recent Staff Picks

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Mary Jane: A Novel Cover Image
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Great Circle: A novel Cover Image
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Take Me Home Tonight Cover Image
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Finding Freedom: A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch Cover Image
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Northern Spy: A Novel Cover Image
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A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome Cover Image
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Three Simple Lines: A Writer's Pilgrimage Into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku Cover Image
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Folklorn Cover Image
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Peaces: A Novel Cover Image
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Maxwell's Demon Cover Image
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Broken (in the best possible way) Cover Image
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Wonder Walkers Cover Image
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Be a Tree! Cover Image
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Sail Cover Image
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The Duck Who Didn't Like Water Cover Image
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Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage Cover Image
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Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age Cover Image
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A Thousand Ships: A Novel Cover Image
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Tokyo Love Story: A Manga Memoir of One Woman's Journey in the World's Most Exciting City (Told in English and Japanese Text) Cover Image
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Like Home Cover Image

Featured Books to Pre-Order

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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
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The Hill We Climb and Other Poems Cover Image
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The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet Cover Image
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America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s Cover Image
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The Guncle Cover Image
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Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution Cover Image
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With Teeth Cover Image
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Malibu Rising: A Novel Cover Image
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We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto Cover Image
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The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid Cover Image
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The Personal Librarian Cover Image
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Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm Cover Image

Featured Fiction & NF Bestsellers

Whereabouts: A novel Cover Image
Such a Fun Age Cover Image
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide Cover Image
Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-To-Zion Journey Through Every National Park Cover Image

Featured Children's & YA Bestsellers

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When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
Kate in Waiting Cover Image
House of Hollow 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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