Brown University


General Books Information

Phone: 401-863-3168 or 800-695-2050, option 2
Email: general_books(at)brown.edu


Brown Bookstore Book Club Card - Get a book stamp for every book you buy $10 and over; Collect 8 stamps and receive 40% off the next book you purchase. 

Special Orders - Looking for a book not on our shelves or shown online?  Our customer service staff can check on its availability, and order it for you if it is in print.   Most titles take 3-5 business days to arrive; orders from the publisher may take 1-2 weeks.  Call or email us, or use our online order form.

Bookstore Events
--Author Events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.  We also offer signed editions of books from select author events (while supplies last).
--Cub Explorer Programs are usually held every other week.  Come and join in the fun!
--Story Time is held every Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.   

Request an Author Event
--University Departments and Student Groups may request that the bookstore help support their author events.  These events can be  held at a university hall, outside venue, or the bookstore can be requested as the location.   The bookstore will provide the books for the event and help with markeing and promotions, if needed.  Please use our online request form : University Event Request 
--Please note: You will be asked to sign-in to Gmail,  if you aren't already, before accessing online form. 

--Alumni, Local Authors, and the Community may request that the bookstore help support their author events.  These events can be  held at an outside venue or the bookstore can be requested as the location.   The bookstore will provide the books for the event and help with markeing and promotions.  Please use our online request form: Author Event Request

Featured & Recommended Titles
--Our Staff Recommends presents the latest recommendations from our booksellers in fiction, non-fiction, academic, young adult, and children's titles.
--New & Noteworthy features the latest titles available in academic, fiction, non-fiction, gift books, and young adult and children's books.
--Now Out in Paperback shows the latest releases that are now out in paparback. 

Cub Readers Program
Come to the first Cub Explorer meeting of each month.  You'll get advanced reading copies (ARCs) of books that have not been published yet.  Read and review the book you take home.
--Sign up online or in the bookstore.
--Submit book reviews online or print out the review form
--Read Cub Explorer Reviews

Brown Family presents select titles from faculty and alumni authors, as well as books about Brown University that we carry in the bookstore and can be ordered online.
--Please note: Our Faculty Authors and Alumni Authors pages are a work in progress and are not complete; please contact us if you have a book published that you would like us to add to these pages.

Local Book Clubs - Brown Bookstore offers 20% off of books that we order for book clubs registered with the bookstore.  If you would like to register your book club, please contact Bob Geake at 863-3168 or e-mail us at general_books(at)brown.edu.

General Book Shipping - We ship general books within the United States via UPS or USPS.   First book is $4.00; $1.00 more for each additional book to same address.  Local Delivery is free for any order over $25.00; $3.00 if order is under $25.00.   We deliver to Providence on and off-campus (excluding residence halls).