Barrington Books

What once started out as a Little Professor franchise in the coastal town of Barrington, Rhode Island back in 1986, has now evolved into an award-winning, regional shopping destination and beloved community hub.

Shortly after the current owners purchased their neighborhood bookstore in July of 2008, they quickly realized the stand-alone bookstore model wasn’t sustainable. While still offering an impressive library of titles, light gift items, stationery and toys were introduced to the product mix, items that complimented the book category yet filled a need for today’s busy families.

Today, Barrington Books, voted Best Independent Bookstore Statewide by Rhode Island Monthly’s Reader’s Poll time and again, is known far and wide for its knowledgeable book-loving staff, vast selection of high-quality books, toys and gifts, as well as its vibrant community events.

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