Books on the Square

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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Veep Harris At Books On The Square!

Thirty minutes. That’s how much lead time the folks over at Books on the Square in Wayland Square were given to prepare for the extraordinary fact that the Vice-President of the United States Kamala Harris would be stopping by! That simple phone call ended with the instruction: Don’t tell anybody. Seen here is store manager

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Bookstores — Essential Goods And Services

Are books essential goods? Absolutely. And not only is my neighborhood bookstore, Books on the Square, still open for business, they are offering a drive-through service out the back door, as well as a local delivery service. The Providence Journal checked in on Twenty Stories, Paper Nautilus, and Books on the Square where . .

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Books On The Square Celebrates 25 Years

(9.23) Head over to Books on the Square and help celebrate 25 years of independent bookstore awesomeness! Yes it is true: Through nimble management and the ministrations of an over-educated, book-loving staff, Books on the Square has managed to survive the online apocalypse. Loyal customers have played their part, people who have come to the

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Meet The Author — Books On The Square

(2.18) Author W. G. Marshall is joined by BOTS fave Walter Greatshell to discuss Mr. Marshall’s newest book, Enormity. A reception and book signing with the author follows. (See trailer after the jump.) Enormity is the strange tale of an American working in Korea, a lonely young man named Manny Lopes, who is not only

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Book Launch Party Friday the 13th

In the three years I’ve known her, I’ve never seen Rhode Island author Rebecca Maizel wear any color but black.  I’ve never seen her sweep in or out of a room without an entourage.  I’ve never seen her let anyone stop her from getting what she wanted.  And I’ve never seen her sit still long

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Greatshell Introduces NeXt Installment

Come to Books on the Square for a reading and book signing of Xombies: Apocalypticon, the second in Walter Greatshell’s popular Xombie series. Providence resident Greatshell placed the action of the first book, Xombies: Apocalypse Blues, right here in Rhode Island. It looks like the next installment may play out on a wider stage. XOMBIES:

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Reading And Book Signing

Meet Maryalice Huggins, author of Aesop’s Mirror, today at Books on the Square. What antiques restorer Maryalice Huggins knew when she stumbled across the mirror at a country auction in Rhode Island was this: She was besotted. Rococo and huge (more than eight feet tall), the mirror was one of the most unusual objects she

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Meet The Author — Xombies: Apocalypse Blues

Zombies seem to be having a moment right now, which works right into Walter Greatshell’s cunning and subtle plan never to work at a real job ever again. Luckily he’s really good at this zombie thing, so good in fact that Berkley Books has signed him to a four-book deal. (He immediately ran out and

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You’re Swimming In It: Part Deux

Photographer Richard Benjamin will be discussing his new book Narragansett Bay this afternoon at Books on the Square.  This work is a collaboration with John Torgan, Baykeeper for Save the Bay, who provided the text. Benjamin will be signing after the talk. (No indication that Torgan will be part of this event which is too

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