About Us

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.

Since 1992, Books on the Square is the independent bookstore in the heart of historic Wayland Square.

 

Books on the Square
471 Angell Street
Providence, RI  02906

PHONE
401-331-9097
1-888-669-9660 (toll free)
401-331-2845 (fax)

REGULAR HOURS
SUNDAY 10am–6pm
MONDAY-SATURDAY 9am–9pm

We are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Have a question or request of us? Please use the following list to speed a response from the correct person/department:

STORE MANAGER
Jennifer Kandarian
jennifer@booksq.com
401-331-9097

CHILDREN'S BOOK BUYER
We have the best children's book selection in the city for more than a decade now, thanks to our buyer Robin Gross.
robin@booksq.com

CONSIGNMENT COORDINATOR
Information on Consignments
Susan Schlesinger
susan@booksq.com

EVENT BOOKINGS
We host many events throughout the year, ranging from author talks and book clubs to game nights and children's parties. Contact our events organizer to see how we can help your gathering succeed.
events@booksq.com

CLASSROOM & LIBRARY ORDERS
We have been serving the Rhode Island community with classroom and library orders since 1992. Ordering books for your class is quick and easy, and is eligible for a discount.
jennifer@booksq.com
401-331-9097

GROUP ORDERS
Forward-thinking businesses invest their dollars back into the Rhode Island economy by ordering with us at a competitive price to out-of-state online outlets. If you would like to order books for your organization, contact us by phone or email to get started.
jennifer@booksq.com
401-331-9097

OWNERS
Merc and Rod Clifton
rmclifton@booksq.com
401-331-9097

Books on the Square Staff

Here we are celebrating our 25th anniversary in September 2017.

We are Providence's convenient independent bookseller because we've got plenty of free parking directly around the store and along neighboring streets.

• Handicap parking available directly in front of store.
• Four spots reserved in the lot behind the bookstore on Medway Street.
• Free 2 and 3-hour parking along Angell and Medway Streets, Wayland and Elmgrove Avenues.


GOOGLE MAP

DIRECTIONS
From 95 South
Take exit for 195 E and follow to the Gano Street exit. Take Gano Street exit and turn left at the end of the off ramp. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Gano St. Go through 3 lights and turn right onto Medway Street just beyond the third light. Our back entrance is halfway down the block on the left hand side. You may travel around the block and find additional on-street parking in the front.

From 195 West
Take the Gano Street Exit (Exit 3) in Providence, at the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Gano Street. Continue up the hill to the light at Waterman Street and Turn Right. Drive one block and Turn Left onto Wayland Avenue. Drive 2 blocks and Turn Left onto Angell Street. Books on the Square is located on the left, in the first block, across from Starbucks.

SNOW/SEVERE WEATHER CLOSINGS
For the safety of our customers and staff, we will be closed whenever the city of Providence implements a parking ban, or when common sense says that the weather is too dangerous to travel in.  Book clubs and author events will be cancelled and rescheduled to a later date whenever possible. If weather is questionable, please call (401) 331–9097 to make sure we will be open when you arrive.