BOTS 30th Anniversary Party

(9.17) Books on the Square will be holding their 30th Anniversary Party this Saturday with raffles, giveaways, games, cookies, and cupcakes. Store personnel have made plans for keeping things lively. “The independent bookstore for independent minds” is celebrating 30 years in business. Adult Trivia: Starting at noon, at the top of each hour, Stephen will …

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Bookstores — Essential Goods And Services

Are books essential goods? Absolutely. And not only is my neighborhood bookstore, Books on the Square, still open for business, they are offering a drive-through service out the back door, as well as a local delivery service. The Providence Journal checked in on Twenty Stories, Paper Nautilus, and Books on the Square where . . …

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Rochambeau Library ‘Fall Book Sale’

(10.29) Now comes the much anticipated Big Fall Book Sale at the Rochambeau Library. Proceeds of the bi-annual book sales support events, programs and services for children and adults, subscriptions of papers and journals, purchase of media equipment, etc. at the library. Monday is preview/dealers night from 5pm to 8:30pm, $30/person. Tuesday is ‘Friends of …

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Art & Architecture Book Sale — Rochambeau Saturday

The Friends of Rochambeau are holding a mini book sale featuring near-mint books on art and architecture. Also on sale, “1000s of newly donated CDs.” This is a great idea. People looking for art books will appreciate not having to wade through all the other stuff — a big art sale is coming up at …

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Ada Books 10thiversary Celebration

(9.9) Hooray for Ada Books, the West End’s “stubborn purveyor of an outmoded technology.” Ada offers things of ink, things of ink on paper. Mostly books.  Some comics.  Things people call ‘zines and minis and whatsits.  There are posters and prints and words on vinyl coming at you 33 1/3 revolutions per minute.  Cards have …

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Journalist Alexander Stille — Salon At Athenaeum

(5.23) Journalist Alexander Stille will talk about his memoir “The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace.” Michiko Kakutani, writing in The New York Times review, describes how the couple in question meet whatever-the-opposite-of-cute is. Elizabeth and Misha, Alexander Stille’s mother and father, met in May 1948 at a party for Truman Capote. …

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