Indie Bookstore Day

(4.27) You can’t beat the experience of browsing in a real brick-and-mortar bookstore and stumbling upon some new author or unfamiliar topic. Online shopping offers many things, serendipity is not one of them. We have an embarrassment of riches here in town including Riffraff Bookstore and Bar, Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council, Books on the

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Independent Bookstore Day

(4.27) The folks at Books on the Square have some special activities planned for Independent Bookstore Day. Blind Date with a Book*!Special Indie Bookstore Day Merch* availableIn-store scavenger hunts, hourly trivia contests, give-a-ways and moreKids face painting, coloring table and activitiesIndependent Bookstore Day Cookies*! *While supplies last. Raffles, Blind Date with a Book, and more. 

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Meet Author Elizabeth Rau At BotS

(5.11) Providence author Elizabeth Rau will discuss her new book, “The Good Slope: A Collection of Essays,” this Thursday at Books on the Square. Following a childhood in the Midwest, Rau moved to Providence, writing for the Providence Journal, East Side Monthly, Rhode Island Monthly, and many other publications. Several of these essays chronicle her

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Meet The Author — Books On The Square

(5.4) Head over to Books on the Square Thursday for a reading and discussion with Abraham Josephine Riesman, journalist, essayist, and author of “Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America.” Even if you’ve never watched a minute of professional wrestling, you are living in Vince McMahon’s world. In his four decades as the defining

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Stages Of Freedom — Museum And Bookshop

Just a reminder that Stages of Freedom, the state’s only African American Museum and Bookshop, is right downtown on lower Westminster Street by the river. And, as the sign in the window says, “All for a good cause.” That would be the Swim Empowerment program which provides free swim lessons for low-income BIPOC youth. But

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BOTS 30th Anniversary Party

(9.17) Books on the Square will be holding their 30th Anniversary Party this Saturday with raffles, giveaways, games, cookies, and cupcakes. Store personnel have made plans for keeping things lively. “The independent bookstore for independent minds” is celebrating 30 years in business. Adult Trivia: Starting at noon, at the top of each hour, Stephen will

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