College Bookstore to open in Providence
Posted On July 19, 2021
The Providence College bookstore, the first to open within the same building since its founding in 1892, will be opening in Providence’s historic Old Town.
The bookstore, at 2 Washington St., will feature a wide selection of academic books and other reading materials.
It will also include a dedicated reading room.
The College Bookshop, which was opened by the College Board in January 2018, is part of the new College of William and Mary, which also is adding a new section, “Read and Learn,” in the basement.
The College Book Shop, which opened in January, will feature an expanded library, a new bookstore and an interactive program.
The new bookstore is part a larger effort by the college to expand its educational offerings.
The new store will be the first of its kind in the United States.
It is part the College of Willamette University, which has been in the works for several years, and is one of only three U.S. college bookstores to be part of a single corporation.
The college bookstore, which will include a wide range of academic titles and other literature, is slated to open its doors to students in late 2019.
The first 100 customers will be given a chance to buy the books in person before they are distributed.
The remaining 100 will be able to purchase the books from the online store.