Brown University

Contact the Brown Bookstore

Street Address:
Brown Bookstore
244 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912

Brown University Address:
Box 1878, Brown Office Building

Shipping Address:
Brown Bookstore
71 Olive Street
Providence, RI 02912

Phone: 401-863-3168 or 1-800-695-2050
Fax: 401-863-2233

Web: or (caps count!)
Email: See individual departments

Phone: 401-863-3168 or 1-800-695-2050
Fax: 401-863-2233

Web: or (caps count!)
Email: See individual departments

Contact Information for:
Business Office Campus Shop General Books
Technology Center Textbooks Special Services


Web: Textbooks Information
Phone: 401-863-2270 or 1-800-695-2050, option 1
Fax: 401-863-7094
Email: textbooks(at)

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 General Books

Web: General Books Information
Phone: 401-863-3168 or 1-800-695-2050, option 2
Fax: 401-863-2233
Email: general_books(at)

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Campus Shop

Web: Campus Shop Online
--Online Orders are normally processed Monday through Friday, usually the next business day.
--eGift Cards will be sent out within 1-2 business days.
Phone: 401-863-2099 or 1-800-695-2050, option 5 (Online/Phone Orders)
        (Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, or leave us a message)
Phone: 401-863-2487 (Campus Shop)
Phone: 401-863-2336 (Office, School & Dorm Supplies)
Fax: 401-863-2233
Email: campus_shop(at)

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Technology Center

Web: Technology Center Information
Phone: 401-863-7289  or 1-800-695-2050, option 3
Fax: 401-863-7229
Email: bookstore_techcenter(at)

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Business Office

Web: Business Office
Phone: 401-863-1749 or 1-800-695-2050, option 6
Fax: 401-863-2233
Email: bookstore_office(at)

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Special Services

Brown Bookstore Student Charge Accounts:
For information on opening a bookstore charge account, please contact the bookstore business office at:
Phone: 401-863-3167 or 1-800-695-2050, option 6
Fax: 401-863-2233
Email: bookstore_office(at)

Brown Bear Bucks (Declining Balance) Accounts:
The Brown Bear Bucks Card declining balance account can be used Brown Faculty, Staff, and Students to make purchases at the Brown Bookstore, Campus Shop, Technology Center, College Hill Café, and University Dining Services as well as to pay fees at the Rockefeller Library and The Brown Card Office.

To open an account, complete a Brown Card Declining Balance Account Application/Deposit Slip and mail it with a check made payable to Brown University for the intended amount to:
Brown University Cashier's Office
Box 1911
Providence, RI 02912

Deposits may be made in person at:
Cashier's Office, Brown Office Building, 164 Angell Street - 2nd floor

Looking for a specific book? To check availibility:
Contact Textbooks & Medical Reference Customer Service
Contact General/Trade Books Customer Service
General/Trade Books Special Order Online Form 

Our customer service staff can check stock and advise you on availability.  If the book is in stock we are happy to put it on hold for you, ship it to you, or provide local delivery (restrictions apply).  If it is on order, we can contact you when your book arrives.

Special orders take a little longer and may require a deposit. However, many titles may already be on order or available from a distributor in 3-7 days.

Brown Bookstore Book Club Card:

Buy a book over $10 at the store and get a stamp on your Book Club Card. 8 stamps = 40% off your next book purchase at the Brown University Bookstore (some exclusions apply).

Computer Service & Repair:
Apple and Dell authorized Service Center. Managed and run by Microsoft Certified System Engineers and Professionals, Network + Certified engineers, A+ certified technicians.

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