Welcome to Books on the Square

We are still requiring masks as children under 12 cannot get vaccinated.
Please wear a mask in consideration of others.  Thank you!--More information

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. 

**Order online any time.

June = Pride Month

The Queer Bible: Essays Cover Image
Queer Love in Color Cover Image
We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World Cover Image
Art & Queer Culture Cover Image
Detransition, Baby: A Novel Cover Image
After Francesco: A Haunting Must-Read Perfect for Book Clubs Cover Image
Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing: Essays Cover Image
Queer Cocktails: 50 cocktail recipes celebrating gay icons and queer culture Cover Image

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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Comparrotives (A Grammar Zoo Book) Cover Image
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Carbon: One Atom's Odyssey Cover Image
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Diary of a Young Naturalist Cover Image
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rAinbowZ (M books: see + read) Cover Image
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We Are Inevitable Cover Image
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The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet Cover Image
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Taking Up Space Cover Image
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Sprite and the Gardener Cover Image
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Ariadne: A Novel Cover Image
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The Final Revival of Opal & Nev Cover Image
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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

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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Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship Cover Image
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Filthy Animals Cover Image
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The Secret Keeper of Jaipur Cover Image
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The Personal Librarian Cover Image
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The Vixen: A Novel Cover Image
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Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm Cover Image
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The Paper Palace: A Novel Cover Image
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Any Way the Wind Blows (Simon Snow Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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This Is Your Mind on Plants Cover Image
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The Comfort Book Cover Image
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Appleseed: A Novel Cover Image
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The Cellist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon #21) Cover Image
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The Final Girl Support Group Cover Image
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The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science Cover Image

Featured Fiction & NF Bestsellers

Golden Girl Cover Image
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image

Featured Children's & YA Bestsellers

Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) Cover Image
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The Girl from the Sea Cover Image
Ace of Spades 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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