Bookstores in Rhode Island

A guide to the best independent
Rhode Island bookstores


Barrington Books - Barrington Shopping Ctr., 184 County Rd. - (401) 245-7925

Block Island

Island Bound - 413 Water St. - (401) 466-8878


Island Books - Wyatt Sq., 575 E. Main Rd. - (401) 849-2665


Spring Street Bookstore - Newport RISpring Street Bookstore

42 Spring St.
Phone: (401) 619-3323
Type: Primarily used books with 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.


Books on the Square - 471 Angell St. - (401) 331-9097

Brown University Bookstore - 224 Thayer St. - (401) 863-3168 - General books



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