Welcome to Symposium


We have a new website – Welcome!

We are pleased as punch to show you our new site.  Here, we have created a place to post our news, readings, special events, book news, book club information and so on to keep you abreast of store happenings easily and all in one place.  We also have links to abebooks.com and alibris.com where you can browse our online shops for the same wonderful selection and great pricing that you’re used to in the stores.

In addition, there are pages to contact us regarding hosting events in the stores, special orders, pre-orders, catch up on our latest newsletters and so much more.  Have a poke around and tell us what you think.

Thank you for your patience as we learn the ropes and add to the site.

Happy New Year!
Anne Marie and Scott and the Crew at Symposium Books.

Facebook Sales

Every Thursday evening at 8pm on Facebook.  Symposium Books Facebook Page is here:

Like us on Facebook.  Take part in our weekly sales.  Save money.  It’s really that simple.

Watch this space for an announcement of a massive BARGAIN BOOK SALE coming up in February.

AND and announcement of our Store 2.5 which will be on the West Side of Providence, within our warehouse space, and the books and deals will be like nothing you’ve seen before.  That will open up in late February.

Book Club

January 28th, 6PM, East Greenwich

Our January Book Club pick is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  “A novel to live in, learn from, and feel bereft over when the last page is turned, Doerr’s magnificently drawn story seems at once spacious and tightly composed. It rests, historically, during the occupation of France during WWII, but brief chapters told in alternating voices give the overall—and long—­narrative a swift movement through time and events.” – Brad Hooper.

As always, our book club books are 10% off! New members always welcome.

YA Book Club

January 26th, 5:15 PM, East Greenwich

The YA book club will gather on Monday, January 26th, at 5:15 PM to discuss Belle Epoque, by Elizabeth Ross.  You don’t have to be a young adult to join us.

As always, our book club books are 10% off.

Chess Club for Kids

Every Sunday, 1:00 PM, East Greenwich

No experience necessary!  New students always welcome.