BY H.L. Parker
Other BookTV segments take you inside the John Hay Library, the Rhode Island Historical Society Library, Cellar Stories Bookstore; there are also talks from local authors and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse expounding “On Virtues.”
The AmericanHistoryTV segments cover topics ranging from the Gaspee Affair to The Mob.
Writer Phil Eil — member of the RISD English Department, frequent contributor to the Providence Phoenix, and committed bibliophile — avoiding the sun in the Athenaeum stacks.