2144 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road

Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813

ABOUT US

BoP by bullet points:


General New Bookstore

1000 titles with new books arriving daily*

Outdoor Patio and Indoor Reading Room

Some used books

Toys & Games

Gifts

Cards

Maps

Coffee and Tea by Donation

Events include readings and classes


*Cannot find the book you need? We order your title from amazon at amazon's price. A $1. handling fee (Customer doesn't pay shipping or need to become an amazon prime member cost). 24-48 hours turnaround


Take a tour of an early version of Books on the Pond on a delightful, stupendous  July 2019 day by clicking above.

WHY OWN A BOOKSTORE?


A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.


- Maya Angelou


As I found out through our customers, childhood summers spent in Quonnie on East Beach or elsewhere in South County, Rhode Island, have a tendency to remain in one's DNA.  When Providence provided friendship with folks who still enjoyed living in 02813, I re found the place in both my soul and country where I had once been inexpressibly happy.


Who says you cannot go home again? (Thomas Wolfe, (American writer, 1900-1938). On Memorial Day weekend we took a bike ride over to the supremely secluded Green Hill Tennis Courts and saw the "For Rent" sign on Rickel Plaza. Without knowing much about anything retail (but something about books and the publishing industry), within 24 hours we signed a year's lease at Matunuck Schoolhouse Road. 


I figured the rest would fall into place.



A BOOK FOR EVERY PERSON

A BOOK FOR EVERY PERSON