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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
  • 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 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. 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
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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
  • 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.

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. 

Riffraff is a bookstore and bar on the west side of Providence, Rhode Island.

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

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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