Symposium Books

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In a Nutshell

Bookshop bolsters minds with eclectic collection of new & used titles that includes fiction, biographies, graphic novels & kids’ books

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. In-store only. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Most people know better than to judge a book by its cover, but that hasn’t stopped publishers from plastering shirtless vampires all over underselling copies of the Farmers' Almanac. Stock up on eye-catching titles with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of books and gifts at Symposium Books. This Groupon is valid at two locations in Providence and one in East Greenwich.

Symposium Books's used volumes surround visitors with the aromas of beloved pages, and a trove of new books elicits scintillating discussions. Recent fiction releases such as Jim Harrison's Returning to Earth, a bittersweet memoir, transport readers to faraway lands and fresh sentiments, and art books including Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol ($27.98) array glossy spreads of eye candy and showcase the solidness of homemade coffee tables. Academic tomes, children’s titles, and graphic novels by local and international artists also parade across brimming shelves, where literary joy waits between pages like a fugitive paper doll.

Symposium Books points curious minds down exciting trails with reviews by critics and recommendations from local bibliophiles. The shop also supports IndieBound, the American Booksellers Association’s effort to connect book-loving consumers with locally owned retailers.

Customer Reviews

Great bookstore!
Jack R. · September 30, 2012
Great shop! I love the selection of books you guys carry, however it's hard to find a specific subcategory of books- ie in the art books it's hard to distinguish where all of the illustration books are since they seem jumbled in with the books on graphic design, architecture, etc. It's a minor complaint really, otherwise love the shop! Keep it up!
Thomas D. · March 22, 2012
This is my favorite book store anywhere. I love looking at their discount stuff during the summer.
Choyon M. · March 22, 2012
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    East Greenwich

    247 Main St.

    East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818


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  2. 2


    224 Thayer St

    Providence, RI 02906


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  3. 3

    Jewelry District,Downtown

    240 Westminster St

    Providence, RI 02903


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