About Us

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

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

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

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

CARD & GIFT BUYER
See something special and want us to stock it? Maybe it's something you have created yourself. Give Emily a call to see how we can help.
booksqgifts@gmail.com

CONSIGNMENT COORDINATOR
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.

 

2018 Top 10 YA & Kids' Books

The Hate U Give Cover Image
Supernova (Amulet #8) Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) Cover Image
One of Us Is Lying Cover Image
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) Cover Image
Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
Lord of the Flies Cover Image
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
The Snowy Day Cover Image
The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
Jabari Jumps Cover Image
Stargirl (Stargirl Series) Cover Image
The Infamous Ratsos Cover Image
Poppy and Vivaldi: With 16 musical sounds! Cover Image
Hello, Sunshine Cover Image
Hello, Universe Cover Image
Red Car, Green Car: A Changing Colors Book (Changing Picture) Cover Image
The Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
Inside Out and Back Again Cover Image
Good Night Rhode Island (Good Night Our World) Cover Image
Salt to the Sea Cover Image
The Wild Robot Escapes Cover Image
Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
Neverworld Wake Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
The Princess in Black Cover Image
Look, Look Again Cover Image
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) Cover Image
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Cover Image