Be Sure to Check Out These 6 Local, New and Used Book Stores.
Barrington Books Retold – Cranston, RI
176 Hillside Road, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
What once started out as a Little Professor franchise in the coastal town of Barrington, Rhode Island back in 1986, has now evolved into an award-winning, regional shopping destination and beloved community hub.
Shortly after the current owners purchased their neighborhood bookstore in July of 2008, they quickly realized the stand-alone bookstore model wasn’t sustainable. While still offering an impressive library of titles, light gift items, stationery and toys were introduced to the product mix, items that complimented the book category yet filled a need for today’s busy families.
Cellar Stories – Providence, RI
11 Matthewson Street, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cellar Stories is the largest used and rare bookstore in the smallest state in the United Sates. Cellar Stories has been buying and selling all types of books for over thirty years. They have a stock of approximately 70,000 volumes covering all categories from vintage paperbacks, pulps and collectible ephemera to antiquarian volumes on many subjects. New stock is added daily.
Symposium Books– Providence, RI
240 Westminister Street, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Full service independent bookstore in the heart of Providence, Symposium Books has something for everyone’s needs. They also have a small record shop within the bookstore. Unique and fun gift items. Book Clubs, Readings, Author Events.
Books on the Square – Providence, RI
741 Angell Street, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Books on the Square is Providence’s most convenient independent bookstore in the heart of historic Wayland Square, with plenty of free parking directly around the store and along neighboring streets.
Ada Books – Providence, RI
717 Westminister Street, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Ada offers things of ink, things of ink on paper. Mostly books. Some comics. Things people call ‘zines and minis and whatsits. There are posters and prints and words on vinyl coming at you 33 1/3 revolutions per minute. Cards have their corner, none of them Hallmarkian. There are some soft seats, but they aren’t for sale. Ada’s bigger than before. Beefy with books and things.
Paper Nautilus – Providence, RI
5 S Angell Street, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Currently exceeding 25,000 volumes, Paper Nautilus’ inventory is influenced by the shop’s proximity to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design with many books on the arts and scholarly editions, both in print and out of print. Emphasis is on art, architecture, photography, film theory, cultural studies, philosophy, history, fiction, poetry, Rhode Island, gardening, and cooking. They also have a generous selection of foreign-language books.