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.

Thursday, September 15th at 5:30pm
The Brown Bookstore presents
Tim Murphy reads and discusses "Christodora"

"Centered around the Christodora building in NYC and following the arc of the gay rights and AIDS movement, the story goes back and forth in time following a core cast of characters from the eighties into the near future. Each chapter shifts focus to a different character, but it is easy to follow along and fit together how one is connected, or disconnected, to another.  An honest, sometimes raw, look at events, but more importantly, it’s about the they navigate, survive, give in to, and occasionally overcome the circumstances of their lives.  If this book had a motto, it might be: Life is messy, revel in it."--Reviewed by Percy, Brown Bookstore

Tim Murphy, A Brown University alumnus, has reported on HIV/AIDS for twenty years, for such publications as Poz magazine, where he was an editor and staff writer, Out, Advocate, and New York magazine, where his July 2014 cover story on the new HIV-prevention pill regimen PrEP was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Article.  He also covers LGBT issues, arts, pop culture, travel, and fashion for publications including the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Details, and Yahoo! Style.  He lives in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley.

Monday, September 19th at 5:00pm
The Faculty Club and Brown Bookstore present
Stacy Cogswell, author of "The New New England Cookbook"

The Brown Faculty Club and Brown Bookstore welcome Stacy Cogswell, of The Regal Beagle and Top Chef, on Monday, September 19th at 5:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

In The New New England Cookbook, Cogswell offers more than 125 unique interpretations of classic New England recipes. Cogswell guides readers through the seasons with classic, regional recipes like Cider Doughnuts, Pumpkin Bisque and Clam Gourgeres.  Plus readers get a taste for the creative, upscale flair that Cogswell adds to recipes at The Regal Beagle—think Roasted Garlic Mushrooms. 

Stacy Cogswell has worked as chef de cuisine and executive sous chef at Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as sous chef at Market by Jean Georges in Boston, Massachusetts, and at Atlantic Fish Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Cogswell was a contestant on Season 12 of Top Chef and a 2014 nominee for Eater Boston's Chef of the Year award. She has an associate's degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. Cogswell lives in Allston, Massachusetts. 

--Please R.S.V.P. to the Brown Faculty Club at 401-863-3023 

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

Author lineup for Tuesday, September 20th:
Louise Miller, author of The City Baker's Guide to Country Living
Leigh Stein, author of Land of Enchantment: A Memoir
Michelle Hoover, author of Bottomland
Paul Tremblay, author of Disappearance at Devil's Rock
Anne Korkeakivi, author of Shining Sea

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

October's event will be held on Tuesday, October 18th - Save the date!
--Author lineup: Cathi Hanauer, Robin Black, Annie Liontas, Marcy Dermansky, and Caroline Leavitt.

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.

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Reading with Robin

Point Street Dueling Pianos, 3 Davol Square, Providence
Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30pm
The Providence Public Library presents
Bruce DeSilva's new thriller "The Dread Line"

Since he got fired in spectacular fashion from his newspaper job last year, former investigative reporter Liam Mulligan has been piecing together a new life--one that straddles both sides of the law.  He's getting some part-time work with his friend McCracken's detective agency.  He's picking up beer money by freelancing for a local news website.  And he's looking after his semi-retired mobster-friend's bookmaking business…But Mulligan still manages to find trouble.

The New England Patriots, shaken by a series of murder charges against a star player, have hired Mulligan and McCracken to investigate the background of a college athlete they're thinking of drafting.  At first, the job seems routine, but as soon as they begin asking questions, they get push-back. The player, it seems, has something to hide--and someone is willing to kill to make sure it remains secret.--publisher description

Bruce DeSilva's crime fiction has won the Edgar and Macavity Awards; has been listed as a finalist for the Shamus, Anthony, and Barry Awards; and has been published in ten foreign languages.  His short stories have appeared in Akashic Press's award-winning noir anthologies and his book reviews have been published in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Publishers Weekly, The Strand Magazine, and scores of other print and online publications.

Monday, September 26th at 4:00pm
The Watson Institute presents
Branko Milanovic, author of "Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization"

"Continuing with his extraordinarily important work on the empirics of global inequality, Branko Milanovic in this book expands on that work to lay the basis for a more theoretical understanding of the evolution of inequality.  It is seen to be the product of two forces: Kuznets cycles of rising and decreasing within-nation inequalities, and convergence of mean incomes among countries.  The relative strength of these two forces has profound political implications: Shall we live in the world of class cleavages, or of huge international income gaps?  Is the world to be ruled by the global top 1 percent, or by a large global middle class?"--Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University

Branko Milanovic is Senior Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center, and Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Tuesday, September 27th at 5:30pm
The Brown Bookstore presents
Stephen J. Nelson reads and discusses "The Shape and Shaping of the College and University in America"

“This is a book for our times. With the corporatization of the modern university, the ideological divides, the controversies over free speech, and the reduction of the humanities, more than ever before we need to be reminded of the long-standing and historic vision of the role of higher education in America. Drawing on a wide expanse of American history, Nelson offers a narration of the roles universities have played over time and a call to keep the university as a place devoted to the common good: where knowledge is passed on to the next generation, ideas can be debated, society and the state can be critiqued and challenged, and students are instilled with a sense of responsibility for giving back to society.”—Linford Fisher, Brown University

Stephen J. Nelson is professor of education and educational leadership at Bridgewater State University and senior scholar in the Leadership Alliance at Brown University.

Thursday, September 29th at 6:00pm
The Brown Bookstore presents
Russell A. Potter reads and discusses "Finding Franklin"

Russell Potter reads and discusses Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search on Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m at the bookstore.

“Finding Franklin is a compelling book.  Potter is one of the most respected Franklin scholars in the world and this volume shows us why.  He has an intimate familiarity with the vast material on the search and understands--better than anyone else--its place within the cultural imagination."--Michael F. Robinson, University of Hartford

Russell A. Potter is professor of English at Rhode Island College and the author of Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875.

Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30pm
Reading with Robin presents
Evening with Authors 2016 - A Ticketed Event

Reading With Robin presents the 8th Annual Evening With Authors on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

In converstation with Ellen Herrick, Alexander Chee, and Wally Lamb!
—6:30 Registration with mingling, light fare, and drinks—7:30 Start
—Open theatre seating at the the Ocean State Theatre
--Book signing to follow — Books provided by the Brown Bookstore

Tickets are $40 and include drink ticket of your choice.
Net proceeds to benefit ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
**Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable--NO EXCEPTIONS**

Signed Books can be pre-ordered--for those attending, or those who will not be able to attend.

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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