Rhody Gem: August 2019

Cellar Stories Bookstore – Providence Monthly

We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!

What it is:

Cellar Stories is the largest – and one of the few remaining – used bookstores in Rhode Island.


Where to find it:

Not in a cellar but upstairs from Blake’s Tavern at 111 Mathewson Street in that part of Downcity between the Convention Center and PPAC.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

If you enjoy losing yourself amidst shelves of books, this is the place for you. Cellar Stories boasts an inventory of over 100,000 books on all subjects, ranging from $1 paperback pulps to rare first editions and antiquarian volumes. The shop specializes in Rhode Island history, science-fiction, horror, poetry, literature, collectible, and out-of-print books.

Cellar Stories Bookstore
111 Mathewson Street
521-BOOK (2665)