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Indie Bookstores in Rhode Island

The best list of independent Rhode Island bookstores

 

  • City Title Barrington
  • Address 1 Barrington Shopping Ctr., 184 County Rd.
  • Phone (401) 245-7925
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Voted Best Independent Bookstore by RI Monthly, Barrington Books is known far and wide for its knowledgeable book-loving staff, vast selection of books, toys, and gifts.

  • City Title Block Island
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  • Address 1 413 Water St.
  • Phone (401) 466-8878
  • Type New books

Located next to the post office, this full-service bookstore offers lots of room to relax and browse. Island Bound stocks the island's widest variety of fine literature for all ages. We are open everyday until Christmas. Call for store hours.

Barrington Books Retold - for the very best in books, toys, and gifts.

  • City Title Cumberland
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  • Address 1 3383 Mendon Rd.
  • Phone (401) 225-5092
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Kiddos is a children's book and toy store. We offer kids yoga and music classes as well as an arts & crafts room with birthday party packages.

  • City Title Middletown
  • Address 1 Wyatt Sq., 575 E. Main Rd.
  • Phone (401) 849-2665
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Island Books is a locally owned independent bookseller serving Newport County since 1993. We proudly serve both the year-round and seasonal communities of Aquidneck Island. Rhode Island Monthly has named Island Books the best independent bookstore in Newport County every year since 2006.

  • City Title Newport
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  • Address 1 42 Spring St.
  • Phone (401) 619-3323
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Literary, Mystery
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

We are located in Historic Newport across the street from the oldest house in Newport and around the corner from the oldest Synagogue in America. We carry new and gently read as well as rare and hard to find books. We are open year round and carry gifts and reading related items.

  • City Title Pawtucket
  • Address 1 175 Main St.
  • Phone (401) 475-1979
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Full service new and used bookshop located across from Slater Mill in downtown Pawtucket.

Twenty Stories began as a mobile bookstore in Los Angeles, CA, and has since made its way across the country to its new home in Providence, RI. You can find the van out on the streets during the warmer months slinging books. Twenty Stories recently opened a new brick and mortar location at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI.

We carry over 20,000 titles in store and have a searchable database with 3,000,000 more at our website. We host many in-store events with authors, book clubs, and children every month. For more complete information, including discount programs, check out our FAQ.

We have have been buying and selling all types of books for over 30 years. We have a stock of approximately 60,000 volumes covering all categories from vintage paperbacks, pulps and collectible ephemera to antiquarian volumes on many subjects. 

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  • Address 1 60 Valley St, Unit 107A
  • Phone (401) 421-4371
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea

Riffraff is a bookstore, coffee shop, and bar in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, RI. We aim to stock diverse books by underrepresented voices, including a lot of books from independent presses and titles in translation, and especially books that you might not have heard of before. All our events are free and open to the public.

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  • Address 1 240 Westminster St.
  • Phone (401) 273-7900
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Literary
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

New, used, and remainders. Located in the heart of Downtown Providence, RI since 2003. We focus on independent presses, academic publishers, art publishers, and other quality presses. New book ordering. Shipping available worldwide. Symposium Records - We also carry new and used vinyl records. Second location - Symposium Books @ Waterfire Arts Center. 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI. Curated collection of Art, Design, Photography, and Architecture.

  • City Title Wakefield
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  • Address 1 160 Old Tower Hill Rd
  • Phone (401) 792-0000
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

At Wakefield Books, we are dedicated to providing our community with a friendly atmosphere and a great book shopping experience. We cater to all interests and ages. If you’re not sure what you want, we can help you out by providing information, recommendations, or placing a special order.

  • City Title Warren
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  • Address 1 488 Main St.
  • Phone (401) 368-6827
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Enhancing the book lover experience in Warren, RI.

Located in downtown Westerly, Rhode Island, Savoy Bookshop & Café is a locally owned and independent bookstore with a great selection of books and helpful, knowledgeable staff. The store opened in April 2016 in the town's old Savoy Hotel and carries a wide range of bestsellers, classics, children's books, gifts, cards and toys. The store also hosts a wide range of author events. Its sister store is Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT.

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