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A Gift – The Thoughtful Gift this December

"I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself…" – Edward Steichen In early December the bookstore already glowed in the splendor and scent of Christmas. The town’s holiday ramblers streamed in at four o’clock and received their purchases wrapped with snow-ball ...
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Christmas & Holiday Presents

Ideas for thoughtful and playful gifts for everyone on your list.

TOYS, GAMES, PUZZLES, CRAFTS, JOURNALS - all kinds of presents that your friends and/or family member can use. BoP wraps gifts with unique ribbons and lovely paper.


NEW BOOKS, TOYS, GAMES, PUZZLES (we do not take used books, sorry)







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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

Today is Giving Tuesday. For two years, BoP and our customers, patrons, friends, visiting writers and artists have taken part in "Operation Gratitude." How It BeganAfter 9-11, founder Carolyn Blashek started volunteering at the military lounge at Los Angeles airport. In March 2003, a soldier came into the office and broke down at her desk. He was on leave from a war zone for his mother’s funeral, his wife had left him, and his only child had died as an infant—he had no one else in his life.“I’m going back over there; I know I won’t make it back this time, but it really doesn’t matter because no one would even care,” he told her. Right then, Blashek realized that when bullets are flying, troops must believe that someone at home cares about them as an individual. That’s when Operation Gratitude was born.While this grassroots movement started in Blashek’s living room, it now encompasses Americans all over the country donating items and writing letters to those who serve.Operation Gratitude's Board of Directors contains high ranking military personnel. Please, either choose to donate today or come by BoP (check out our holiday hours and festivities on our website). We provide the cards, postage and will donate $2 to every letter we can send!PLEASE ADD YOUR PERSONAL BEST WISHES TO THE AMERICANS WHO KEEP US SAFE!!! AT HOME & ABROAD! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Tomaquag Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities presents a stunning exhibition at URI's University Club. The only East Coast appearance from the permanent collection of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Through January ... See MoreSee Less
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Clara Peeters (1594-1657) Flemish painter; after our own tastes here in South County, RI. After a nice fall in unbelievable weather, BoP is taking a break from building its writing classes, chess club, reading room and bookstore. Celebrating October 30 with Kent Starrett reading from his scary tale fighting off chupacabras and decorating the barn in Halloween was also a highlight. We look forward to opening again on December 1 when the Lionel train careens around the Christmas Village and December 10 when Santa comes to BoP with music, bonfire and wreath making. And of course, we have original and thoughtful gifts for you to consider, with a wrapping station with cheerful recycled paper and throw back ribbons. ... See MoreSee Less
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