We look forward to any questions and inquiries not mentioned here. Please contact our manager, Jennifer Kandarian, at

Visit our store or simply make your purchases by website, email, or phone.  Call or email Jennifer at 401-331-9097 or jennifer(at), or order online to pickup in the bookstore or have it shipped to you.

Place an order at our store for single or multiple copies. Have it shipped to your place of business or pick it up in the store the next time you visit.  Call or email Jennifer at 401-331-9097 or jennifer(at)

Call or visit our store to request a price quote.

Our store offers discounts every day on selected book titles ranging from new releases to bestsellers to in-store book club picks.


  • Members of WGBH/WPBS » 10% off everyday
  • Members of The Gamm and Trinity theaters » 10% off everyday
  • Senior Citizens » 10% off Tuesdays
  • College students (with valid I.D.) » 10% everyday
  • Teachers (for personal use) » 10% everyday. See below for classroom discount.
  • Single, qualifying store purchases of $500-$1,000 » 20% everyday
  • Purchases over $1,000 » 25% everyday.
  • In addition, documented tax-exempt organizations are not charged sales tax.

Outlined below are specialized discounts we offer to provide value to our customers. We’re sorry, but these discounts DO NOT apply to orders placed online.
Please note: If more than one discount is applicable to a title, the higher of the two discounts will be applied. We do not combine discounts. Discounts do not apply to purchases of gift certificates.

CLASSROOM DISCOUNT - More information on Schools & Libraries page
If you are a teacher, librarian, or homeschooler for students in preschool through 12th grade, you are eligible for the Classroom Discount. The 20% discount will be applied to the list price of books purchased for use in the classroom or for classroom preparation. Online purchases, gift certificates, and shipping are excluded. This discount may not be combined with other coupons, discounts, or in-store promotions and applies to the retail price only.

With this discount , you will find it easier to meet your organization’s book needs at our store. Whether you’re building your organization’s library, rewarding valuable employees or clients, or looking for training materials to stay on top of your industry’s changing demands, Books on the Square is here to save you time and money in the process.

Returns of merchandise purchased from Books on the Square will be permitted only if presented in saleable condition and within the time period listed below.


  • Returns accompanied by the original sales receipt must be made within 30 days of purchase. The purchase price will be refunded in the same form of payment as the original purchase, exceptions for cash and check, which will be refunded in the form of a store credit.


  • Returns without a receipt must be returned within 30 days of purchase date and must be presented in saleable condition. Exchanges without a receipt are eligible for an exchange or store credit only.
  • Sealed items, such as audio books, puzzles and calendars are non-returnable unless damaged or misprinted. Damaged items are subject to the same time period and receipt requirements listed above and can be exchanged for the same item only.
  • Periodicals, gift certificates, used books, clearance or bargain items, college, test, travel and restaurant guides cannot be returned or exchanged.

Returning books is completely hassle-free. Return your book within 30 days from the date on the receipt, in saleable condition and accompanied by the store receipt and original packing slip, and we will credit the same card used to make the purchase. Shipping costs are not refundable unless the return is due to a fault on our end.

  • Books on Tape, Books on CD, or Tapes that have been opened are not returnable unless damaged or misprinted. Any defective item(s) will be replaced with the same item(s).
  • Travel, College, Test, Textbooks, and Restaurant Guides are not returnable.
  • Opened software is not returnable.

Send returns to:
Books on the Square Mail Orders
471 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906 USA

We recommend using UPS, FedEx, or insured parcel post.

We only accept credit cards for online purchases. Though there is always an element of risk in using a credit card, all transactions are sent to our server using secure encrypted connections. We keep records of nothing.

  • Titles in-store will ship immediately via UPS standard ground service to the continental US. The shipping price may vary with oversize books. We cannot ship to a PO box.
  • If we have to order your book from our supplier, it may arrive as early as 2 business days, or up to 10 days depending on availability.
  • If we have to special order your book directly from the publisher, it may take 2-5 weeks, though it can be earlier.

Prices in the online database are usually current and accurate. When the price is incorrect and lower than listed, we will ship with the lower price. When the price is incorrect and higher than listed, we will notify you and wait for your approval before shipping.

Books on the Square believes that your privacy is of the utmost importance. We do not profile you by asking your age, income, or other personal information. We ask for billing and shipping information if you place an order, and that information is stored completely offline where it is completely secure from intrusion. We never sell your name to anyone.

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