Who We Are


ISLAND BOOKS is a locally owned independent bookseller serving Newport County since 1993.  Our two locations, at Wyatt Square on East Main Road and on Spring Street in downtown Newport, proudly serve both the year-round and seasonal communities of Aquidneck Island.  Rhode Island Monthly has named ISLAND BOOKS the best independent bookstore in Newport County every year since 2006.

At ISLAND BOOKS, we pride ourselves on our carefully chosen selection of titles in fiction, biography, history and current issues. We are the best around for books of local-interest, and have a robust selection of cookbooks and books about gardening and green living. Rounding out our wide-ranging inventory are sections in art, business and personal growth.  Of course, no bookstore is complete without a children’s section full of classics and new favorites for all ages.  Ours is second to none!

Just as important as our books is our outstanding service.  Our booksellers delight in helping our customers find just the right book.  If there is a title that is not on our shelves, we will order it for you, and in most cases have it in your hands in just a couple of days.  We are the partner of choice for local schools, businesses and non-profits.

At ISLAND BOOKS we love what we do and it shows.  We hope to see you soon.



575 E. Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842

135 Spring Street, Newport, RI  02840

Judy Crosby, Proprietor


Best Bookstore in Newport County Since 2006




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