Below are some of the best-selling books and games about Rhode Island. Stores selling these are also listed below — or buy online by clicking in the link of the book(s) you wish to purchase.
All prices include shipping.
The RIght to Crow: A Look at Rhode Island’s Firsts, Bests, & Uniques
A look at Rhode Island’s best including chapters on the 39 cities & towns and the 12 colleges with their bests. A list of the state’s symbols and a chronology from 1636 of Rhode Island’s finer or more unusual moments in time are all included. Best seller. $15 (includes shipping)/>
Rhode Island’s Friendly Faces: On the Rhode with the Old Windmill
A children’s book (ages 7 and up) with the Old Windmill from Prescott Farm in Middletown as the key figure. He tours the state to see his “brethren” the other historic sites – and the foods and culture of Rhode Island. Adults love the humor; children love the story and the pictures.
$15 (includes shipping)
Little Rhody & the Other 49
A compariosn of Rhode Island to the other 49 states, this book is packed with dazzling pictures of the best of America — and every state is shown as remarkable, especially Rhode Island. $16 (includes shipping)/>
Sing Rhode Island (book comes with CD)
A very colorful book with Rhode Island lyrics set to familiar tunes (such as “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”). Humorous and informational — wonderful for both adults and children. Comes with a CD (keyboard and vocal — and plain keyboard for the karaoke-inspired). $15 (price includes shipping)/>
The BIG Rhode Island Quiz (DVD)
A simple DVD with over 120 questions about Rhode Island, workable on computer or television. Same as booklet below.
Only a handful of the DVDs are remaining,and those are available at the Westerly Armory. $10 at Armory.
The BIG Rhode Island Quiz (booklet)
A tiny booklet (in black and white) with over 120 questions about Rhode Island, including the categories of people, businesses, foods, historic sites, villages, cities & towns, basic history & geography, colleges, entertainment, and more. $9 (includes shipping)/>
The Historic Armories of Rhode Island
The glorious 18 historic armories of Rhode Island are documented with many early photographs. These buildings were a part of the community’s life as well as a part of our state’s military. Co-authored by Colonel Howard F. Brown. Only a few of these books remain and are available at the Westerly Armory. $20
The colorful picture game with over 200 cards in a metal box. The holder of a card shows the picture (on one side0 to the opponent and then reads, one at a time, the 5 clues on the back of the card. The opponent attempts to identify the place in the picture. Best seller. $29 (includes shipping)
Note: at the Westerly Armory, there are a few Mini Rhode Side games remaining ($10.00 – buy at Armory)./>
Rhode Island for the Native & the Naive – a game book suitable for both those in and out of “the know.”
The game book suitable for those who know little about Rhode Island those who know a bit more. The book contains crosswords, jumbles, picture ID, word searches, scrambles, fill-ins, multiple choice, matching, and more. Answers are found in the back. $15 (includes shipping)/>
The Rhode Island Card (plastic, size of credit card)
The card has Rhode Island firsts on one side and Rhode Island uniques on the other. Wonderful gift – meant for wallets and prizes.
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Rhode Block (card game)
The brand new and unique Rhode Island card game which is easy to play but hard to win. Deck of 52 cards (with 2 other cards for cover and back); comes in a box that is plastic sealed. Wonderful game for both adults and families. $15 (includes shipping)
Stores in Rhode Island carrying the books & games:
Note: It’s a good idea to call to see if they have the book or game of your choice.
Stores throughout Rhode Island
Barrington Books, Barrington and Garden City, Cranston
184 County Road, Barrington 245-7925
Ocean State Apparel and More, Warwick
2105 Post Road, Warwick 737-0686
Books on the Square, Wayland Square, Providence
471 Angell Street, Providence 331-9097
The Westerly Armory, Westerly
41 Railroad Avenue, Westerly 596-8554
Island Books, Middletown
575 East Main Road, Middletown 849-2665
Jungle Junction, Cumberland
1270 Mendon Road, Cumberland 334-9611
Twice-Told Tales, Pawtuxet, Cranston
2125 Broad Street, Cranston 785-9599
URI Bookstore, Kingston, South Kingstown
50 Lower College Road, Kingston 874-9094
Slater Mill Gift Shop, Pawtucket
67 Roosevelt Avenue 725-8638
CCRI Bookstore, Warwick
400 East Avenue 825-2134
Savoy Bookstore, Westerly
Canal Street, Westerly