Check out the new Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council storefront in the Providence Arcade. This bookshop, tourist center, and curiosity shop actually serves as the headquarters of a non-profit educational organization connecting writers, academics, artists, and fans of H.P. Lovecraft.
We strive to organize public educational events including NecronomiCon Providence – a biennial convention that explores the work of H.P. Lovecraft and that of his myriad literary and artistic offspring, via speakers, panel discussions, book readings, and workshops. We also organize historic tours, art exhibits, film screenings, plays, and concerts to highlight the world of Lovecraft with a particular emphasis on his home city of Providence – a city that Lovecraft honored and immortalized in the minds of countless individuals around the world.
The shop offers tees and totes, books new and used, cards and artwork, ‘Dark Adventure Radio Theatre’ cd’s, and tickets are still available for NecronomiCon 2015. Seen here are proprietors Carmen Marusich and Niels Hobbs who are married to each other. In addition to creating and organizing NecronomiCon, Hobbs is a researcher at URI studying marine ecology and invasive species ecology; his cloched samples from the sea, and jars of god-knows-what, displayed in wooden vitrines, add to the cabinet of curiosities look of the shop.
It can’t be overstated what these two have done to elevate the profile of Lovecraft here in Providence. For years it seemed he was more highly regarded around the world than in his own hometown. And what a great addition this is to the Arcade.
Lovecraft A & S Weird Emporium and Information Bureau, 65 Weybosset Street, Providence Arcade