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.

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Now through December 31, 2016
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Help support Brown Gives by rounding up at the registers.  Any time you make a purchase at the Brown Bookstore you will be asked if you would like to round up to support Brown Gives.  All of your contributions add up.

Brown Gives is an annual charities drive supporting the  United Way of Rhode Island.  They provide essential resources to individuals and families in Rhode Island.

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Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00pm
The Brown Faculty Club presents
Lukas Volger, author of Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals

The Brown Faculty Club presents Lukas Volger, author of Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals on Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m.  Book signing to follow. Please RSVP at 401-863-3023.

Volger’s ramen explorations led him from a simple bowl of miso ramen to a glorious summer ramen with corn broth, tomatoes, and basil.  From there, he went on to the Vietnamese noodle soup pho, with combinations like caramelized spring onions, peas, and baby bok choy.  His edamame dumplings with mint are served in soup or over salad, while spicy carrot dumplings appear over toasted quinoa and kale for a rounded dinner.  Imaginative grain bowls range from ratatouille polenta to black rice burrito with avocado.  And unlike their meatier counterparts, these dishes can be made in little time and without great expense.

Lukas Volger is the author of two other cookbooks, Veggie Burgers Every Which Way and Vegetarian Entrees that Won't Leave You Hungry; founder of Made by Lukas, the Brooklyn-based maker of premium veggie burgers; and editorial director of the biannual magazine "Jarry."  His accessible, whole foods-based approach to vegetarian cuisine has been featured in national and local print, radio, TV, and online, including The Splendid Table and The New York Times.  He lives in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00pm
The Brown Bookstore presents
Robert Geake and Lorén Spears discuss "From Slaves to Soldiers"

Robert Geake, local historian, and Lorén Spears, the Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, will dicuss his new book From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution.

"Known as the 'black' regiment, the story of the first Continental army unit composed of African American and Native American enlisted men...In December 1777, the Continental army was encamped at Valley Forge and faced weeks of cold and hunger…Plans were made to enlist more men, but as the states struggled to fill quotas for enlistment, Rhode Island general James Mitchell Varnum proposed the historic plan that a regiment of slaves might be recruited from his own state, the smallest in the union, but holding the largest population of slaves in New England…In From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution, historian Robert A. Geake tells the important story of the 'black regiment' from the causes that led to its formation, its acts of heroism and misfortune, as well as the legacy left by those men who enlisted to earn their freedom."--publisher description

Tuesday, December 20th at 7:30pm
Third Tuesday of the Month
Robin Kall's Point Street Reading Series

Author lineup for Thursday, December 20th:
Mary Cappello, author of Life Breaks In
Ann Hood, author of The Book That Matters Most
Michael Ruhlman, author of In Short Measures
Holly Robinson, author of Folly Cove
Jason Diamond, author of Searching for John Hughes

Pre-order signed copies, especially if you cannot attent the event. Personalization is available.

January's event will be held on Tuesday, January 17th - Save the date!
--Author Lineup: Fiona Davis, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Amy Poeppel, Bob Perlow, and Rachel Hulin 

Reading with Robin's Robin Kall's Point Street Reading Series meets on the third Tuesday of the month.  It is held at Point Street Dueling Pianos in Davol Square from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (times may vary).
--There will be at least four authors a month and the Brown Bookstore will be the official bookseller for this series.

Please RSVP to robin(at)  or message Robin on Facebook to let her know that you will be attending.

Like Point Street Reading Series on Facebook to get updates!

Reading with Robin

Point Street Dueling Pianos, 3 Davol Square, Providence
Story Time twice a week!
Story Time every Thursday and Saturday

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. 
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.

Special Guest on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m. - Local author, nancy Cote, will read from her books Watch the Birdie! and Watch the Cookie!  (see event lising above for more information)


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Caldecott Medal & Honors Books
Newbery Medal & Honors Books