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NewPages Guide to
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
  • City Title Block Island
  • Address 1 413 Water St.
  • Phone (401) 466-8878

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

  • City Title Middletown
  • Address 1 Wyatt Sq., 575 E. Main Rd.
  • Phone (401) 849-2665
  • Type New books
Island Books is a locally owned independent bookseller serving Newport County since 1993. Our two locations, at Wyatt Square on East Main Road and on Spring Street in downtown Newport, 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
  • Image Image
  • 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
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
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 Providence
  • Address 1 471 Angell St.
  • Phone (401) 331-9097

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.

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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