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

Thursday, July 16th at 6:00pm
The Brown Bookstore presents
Marilyn Bellemore reads and discusses "Matunuck"

"The village of Matunuck lies on the south coast of Rhode Island in the town of South Kingstown. It was first inhabited by Native Americans, followed by the early Pettaquamscutt settlers, but it was not until after the end of the Civil War that it became a destination for leisure and fun...[the author] shares the history of Matunuck with photographs and postcards from private collections and local libraries and organizations. "--publisher description

Marilyn Bellemore worked at the Rhode Island Historical Society Library in Providence for a decade, during which time she helped preserve and promote the Ocean State’s unique history.  While a journalist for Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, she received a Rhode Island Press Association award for a series of historical articles.

Saturday, July 18th at 11:00am
The Brown Bookstore presents
Story Time with Bianca Jones-Pearson, author of "The World is Your Runway"

We have a special guest for Story Time on Saturday, July 18th, local author Bianca Jones-Pearson.  She has written The World is Your Runway, a picture book "encouraging girls to explore their personal styles in kid friendly language with real world application.  Readers are introduced to a variety of popular styles in contemporary fashion, and presented with actual designers with similar aesthetics working in the industry."

Bianca received her BFA from Rhode Island College in Art Education.  She owns and manages sister companies Clothes Horse Clothing and In God We Trust Ceramics out of her studio in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Wednesday, July 29th at 12:00pm
The Brown Faculty Club & Brown Bookstore present
Louella Hill '04, author of "Kitchen Creamery"

"As the DIY movement continues to gain momentum, it's no wonder home cheesemaking is the next hot topic. And from cheesemaking authority and teacher Louella Hill comes an education so timely and inspiring that every cheese lover and cheesemonger, from novice to professional, will have something to learn."--publisher description

Louella Hill '04 is a member of the California Artisan Cheese Guild and a professional cheesemaker.  As the Milk Maid, she teaches sold-out classes on cheesemaking in San Francisco, California.


Please RSVP the Brown Faculty Club at 401-863-3023 for reservations.

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) or 401-863-2150 to place an order.

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

Saturday, July 18th - Special guest Bianca Jones-Pearson, author of The World is Your Runway (scroll up for details).

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