A cultural destination on 2.2 acres in South County, Rhode Island FOR ALL AGES. Come check out our trio of barns where you can peruse a well curated, new book selection, enjoy quiet reading spaces, outdoor cafe area and self serve coffee bar. Children love the wrap around train careening around the fiction barn and the outdoor animal sculpture treasure hunt.

Wednesday - Saturday, 10-4 PM

Sunday, 10 - 2 PM


BoP Gallery

BoP Gallery opened this year with our first artist in residence's show of wood block prints, Raj by the Sea. Followed by Photographs from Home by Bill Morse and Joe Vericker and the Brooks' Five: Out of New York City.  Currently showing Flick Ford's taxonomic hand signed prints.

Wednesday - Saturday, 10-4 PM

Sunday, 10 - 2 PM

BoP Classes

BoP Offers classes to everyone. Learn something new, meet new people, or find some inspiration to more fully enjoy life.

We also hold literary and artistic events.

We invite you to come check us out...and participate!

Scary Stories for Halloween: Past and Present

Arthur Rackham's illustrations arguably best interpret Irving's work, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A copy of my treasured book sells on the artisan website, Etsy. Click on above Rackham tree, witch and black cat to purchase. It still looks like  Old Bedford Road!   Is ...


New releases selected from ABA, NPD DATA (WSJ) AND NYT Lists (and others)

New releases selected from the American Booksellers Association, NPD Data (WSJ) and NYT lists





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Books on the Pond, LLC

Books on the Pond, LLC

We are an independent bookstore growing its collection by customer recommendations. Please come in and give us yours!
We offer 2.2 acres of safe space and a reading room for young adults/adults.
New Releases Classics Home Goods Paper

O.k., so I forgot how to castle. And a bunch more. But the folks who have signed up for BoP's Friday Night Chess (5-7 p.m., 289 Narrow Lane, Charlestown 02813) know how to play this game. Contact us for more information on our signed up players.. and, or, just drop by and pick up a game. ALL PAWNS PROMOTED! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Lynne Heinzmann, author, book coach, teacher and editor, for an outstanding class on writing historical fiction this Saturday. We learned a lot and I am excited to use the ideas (foils?) you gave to us. Also, I gained a new appreciation for this genre - didn't realize so many well read books are historical fiction!😃📖🖊 Readers! Book club members! Look for a whole new section in our fiction barn coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you ever wondered why illustrations (a.k.a realistic depictions/correct anatomical proportions) of fish are more vital for knowing how plastic effects our ocean than photographs? BoP's Saturday afternoon, OCTOBER 16 "RIFFING ON FISH: FLICK FORD IN CONVERSATION" may be important to you. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to yesterday's super reader, Sally, who came in looking for a little humor. She left with fiction books by American writers, JONATHAN FRANZEN (Freedom - whose new book, Crossroads, is also getting a lot of praise) and super funny JOSHUA FERRIS' novel about a DDS, and Irish writer and social commentator, SALLY ROONEY's new novel, Beautiful World..., and the funny side of being 80, The Secret Diary of HENDRIK GROEN (pseudonym). We so look forward to hearing which one made her laugh out loud while reading. Sometimes this is like having the best secret in the world. ... See MoreSee Less
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Historical fiction writer Lynne Heinzmann's decision ROCKS! She decided to tell the story about four passengers' lives before and after the sinking of their passenger ship in 1907. Who survived? Who didn't? As a writer, what do we need to know? Imagine? Join us next Saturday to learn from an excellent, recognized and suspenseful writer. ... See MoreSee Less
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