General Books Information
Phone: 401-863-3168 or 800-695-2050, option 2
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.
--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).
--Story Time is held every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and 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
Sign up online or in the bookstore. Pick up advanced reading copies (ARCs) of books that have not been published yet in the children's section. Read and review the book you take home.
--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 Tova Beiser 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 USPS.
--Standard shipping is $4.00 - ships USPS Media Mail.
--Priority shipping is $6.95 - ships USPS Priority Mail.
--$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).