Hello + Welcome!

Riffraff is a bookstore, coffee shop, and bar in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, RI. We aim to stock diverse books by underrepresented voices, including a lot of books from independent presses and titles in translation, and especially books that you might not have heard of before. The bar offers beer, cider, and wine in addition to a solid, no-frills, inexpensive cocktail list that changes every month or so. The bar opens at 11am along with the bookstore, and you can also get books, tea, or coffee until we close at midnight. We dim the lights around 5pm. We hope to see you soon!


Now Hiring Bartenders!

We are currently looking to hire experienced bartenders to work Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Must love crafting cocktails; our bartenders are an integral part of creating our seasonal menu. If this sounds like you, please send your resumé and availability to info@riffraffpvd.com. We look forward to hearing from you.