Brown University


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Bookstore Location:

244 Thayer Street at Angell Street
Providence, RI
(401) 863-3168

Please contact us if you are unable to attend an event but would like an autographed book. We will do our best to accomodate your request at the
author's and publisher's discretion.

Starting July 1st, 2014
The Brown Bookstore and Candlewick Press present
Find Waldo in Providence returns in July!

Did you find Waldo in Providence last year?
--The fun begins again on Tuesday, July 1st!

Find Waldo in 25 local shops and collect a stamp on your passport every time you find him.  Plus, you can get a bonus stamp for finding Woof in the Brown Bookstore!

--Collect 10 stamps to get an "I Found Waldo" button and your first raffle prize entry.
--Collect 20 stamps to get a  2nd raffle prize entry.
--Grand prize is for a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books, plus other Waldo books and prizes from local businesses.

Get all the details at our Find Waldo in Providence page with printable passport and map!

Attend our Grand Celebration and prize drawing on Saturday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Welcome Summer at Brown Students!
The Bookstore has your textbooks and more!

As you settle into your dorms, come see us for all your dorm needs, including fans and lamps, as well as office supplies such as notebooks, pens, even art supplies and books to read in your spare time.

Bookstore Information
Lower Level: Textbooks
Main Level: Apparel, Books, Gifts & More
Mezzanine Level (2nd Fl): Technology Center;Dorm, School & Art Supplies; Misc. Sundries; Business Office 

Available in the bookstore or online
The "Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill"

"In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary, fifty remarkable, prizewinning writers and artists who went to Brown provide unique stories--many published for the first time--about their adventures on College Hill. Funny, poignant, subversive, and nostalgic, the essays, comics, and poems in this collection paint a vivid picture of college life, from the 1950s to the present, at one of America's most interesting universities…Exploring the Brown aesthetic, these writers shed light on universal truths about young adulthood and that magical time in all of our lives—our tumultuous and inspiring college days."--publisher description

Edited by Judy Sternlight '82, contributors include Jeffrey Eugenides '83, Rick Moody '83, Lois Lowry '58, and Marilynne Robinson '66.

Available in the bookstore or order online.

Celebrating Brown 250+
Imagine Brown 250+ apparel and merchandise

Come visit our Imagine Brown 250+ shop at the front of the bookstore.  Show your school pride by getting a piece of apparel or merchandise to remember Brown's 250th!

Shop Brown 250+ online

The Imagine Brown 250+ blanket can be personalized with up to 35 characters, including spaces.  A special gift to present to your favorite alum!

Now through July 31, 2014
Springer Yellow Sale 2014

The Springer Yellow Sale is on now through July 31, 2014.  The titles available in the bookstore are located on the landing going down to the Textbook department.  Many other titles are available to order.  

The full Yellow Sale pamphlet and book listings are available on the Textbook Information page.

Exclusive Pricing for Brown University
Available in the Bookstore and Online
An Architectural Tour by Raymond P. Rhinehart '62

Exclusive publisher pricing for Brown University - $24.99

Brown University: The Campus Guide -- "Founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island in the town of Warren, Brown University was the seventh in a series of Colonial higher learning institutions that now comprise the Ivy League.  The university moved to its current spot overlooking Providence on College Hill in 1770 and was renamed in 1804 in recognition of a $5,000 gift from prominent businessman and alum Nicholas Brown.  Today the Brown campus, consisting of 235 buildings on 143 acres is a tapestry of American architectural styles from pre-Colonial to modern. In Brown University, the newest volume in our acclaimed Campus Guide series, Class of '62 alumnus Raymond P. Rhinehart takes readers on nine architectural walks to more than one hundred campus landmarks—from the red-bricked University Hall (1770) to the new state-of-the-art Warren Alpert Medical School (2001). With students, alumni, and visitors in mind, the guide showcases the role that Brown has played in the history of campus architecture and the developing urban fabric of Providence."

--The only detailed architectural history of the campus
--Includes the work of esteemed modern architects such as Philip Johnson alongside Colonial Revival and Beaux-Arts legends Stone, Carpenter andWillson; Perry, Shaw and Hepburn; and McKim, Mead and White
--Beautifully photographed with archival material and an illustrated three-dimensional watercolor map

Publisher Retail Price: $34.95; Exclusive Brown Price: $24.99

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Story Time Every Saturday at 11:00am
Get ready for a reading adventure!

Join us for a story every Saturday in our new Children's Section on the mezzanine level (2nd floor) of the bookstore.

Cub Explorers meet at 3:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays.  Keep checking our Bookstore Events listings for upcoming Cub Explorer events.

IndieBound Kids' Next List
Caldecott Medal & Honors Books
Newbery Medal & Honors Books