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.

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 

Bookstore Exclusive until September 2015
The Brown 250th Committee presents
"Brown: The History of an Idea" by Ted Widmer

The Brown Bookstore has the exclusive to sell Brown: The History of an Idea by Ted Widmer before its official publication date in September 2015.  Available in the bookstore or order online.

“Ted Widmer’s history is as lively as it is learned. Brown alumni who read it will be continually enriched by new and fascinating information, and those unacquainted with the university will be impressed—and even moved—by the way Widmer intertwines Brown’s story with the nation’s.”
--Thomas Mallon ‘73, author of Watergate

Ted Widmer served as the Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Brown University and the Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library.  From 2012 to 2013, he also served as a senior adviser to Secretary of State Clinton.  He has written or edited many works of history, including Ark of the Liberties and American Speeches (Library of America).

More information

Now through July 31, 2015
Springer Yellow Sale 2015

The Springer Yellow Sale is on now through July 31, 2015.  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.

Please contact Cisco Ripley at francisco_ripley(at)brown.edu or 401-863-2150 to place an order.

Thursday, September 3rd at 5:30pm
The Brown Bookstore presents
Elizabeth A. Stone, Ph.D reads and discusses "The Better College Essay"

In The Better College Essay, Dr. Elizabeth Stone presents her strategies for helping students pen the best possible essays by prodding and encouraging them to dig deeply and think broadly.  Collections of sample essays written by students admitted to elite colleges abound, but Dr. Stone explores the actual process through which students--with the help of mentors--can craft essays that will help them gain admission to the schools best suited to their ambitions and academic strengths.

Elizabeth A. Stone, Ph.D. is the founder and Executive Director of Campanile College Counseling and is a popular speaker on college admissions.  Her extensive work as a mentor and counselor to prospective college students led to this invaluable guide on the College Essay. She lives in San Mateo, CA. 

Celebrating Brown 250+
250+ Apparel Now 25% Off!
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 - 250+ apparel now 40% off



Story Time at 11:00am twice a week!
Story Time every Thursday and Saturday

Summer Story Time twice a week:
Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. - *New time starting on 7/9/14
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Get ready for a reading adventure!

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

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