Books

Historical Fiction Writers Meet At Athenaeum

(5.5) The HiFi (Historical Fiction) Collaborative, in partnership with the Providence Public Library and the Providence Athenaeum, presents “The Craft of Historical Fiction Forum,” with authors Adam Braver, Ann Hood, Thomas Cobb, and Taylor Polites. Local historical fiction authors Braver (Misfit), Hood (The Obituary Writer), Cobb (There Will be Blood in Their Eyes), and moderator

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C-Span Visits Providence

C-Span2 recently visited Providence to film several segments for its BookTV and AmericanHistoryTV features. Seen here is the interior of the Providence Athenaeum on Benefit Street. 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

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Attention Undergrad Book Collectors

Competitive book collecting? Get Jeff Probst on the phone. (“I didn’t come here to make friends!”) Meet John Russell Bartlett: co-founder of the Providence Athenaeum, statesman, author, publisher, scholar; member of numerous societies devoted to the advancement of human knowledge; and the official librarian for John Carter Brown’s library collection from 1856 until his death

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Urban Vintage Bazaar – Saturday & Sunday!

10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day free and open to the public on the campus of Brown University!  A roomful of vendors with booths chock full of vintage goodness!  We’ll have men’s and women’s vintage clothing, accessories, boots, hats, gloves, bags, etc.  We have vintage and repurposed original jewelry.  We have books, vinyl records,

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Love Vintage? Urban Vintage Bazzar is next weekend!

If you loved us last year, you’ll love us TWICE as much this year as we added more vendors and a second day of VINTAGE!  Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, 10 – 4 each day!  On the campus of Brown University and free and open to the public! We are all vintage and

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‘Meet The Author’ Saturday At What Cheer

Head over to What Cheer Antiques and Vintage Saturday at noon for a special event. Jake Austen (RISD ’92) will be reading from his latest book “Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop,” a survey of the uncomfortable but fascinating topic of African Americans who performed in blackface minstrel shows in the 1800s, and

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Adrian Tomine: New York Drawings At AS220, October 3rd

Join AS220, Ada Books and Drawn & Quarterly for the Providence launch of “New York Drawings” with cartoonist Adrian Tomine.  This lavish, beautifully designed volume collects every cover, comic, and illustration that the acclaimed cartoonist as produced for The New Yorker to date, along with an assortment of other rare and uncollected illustrations and sketches

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Lo-Fi, Low Brow Comics At Ada Books

(8.24) Wise-cracking apples, eggplants and pears; foul-mouthed birds and bleeding tomatoes; dead carrots and heartless bananas; stone-faced bunnies; conceited vampire bats; snogging peanut butter; half-witted cat-munchkins; naked wieners; and poop. All this (and more!) can be yours, at Ada Books this Friday, where Lauren Barnett (Me Likes You Very Much) and Alabaster (The Complete Talamaroo) will be within talking and touching

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Books On The Square 20th Anniversary Celebration

Hooray for independent bookstores. Books on the Square is celebrating 20 years in business, and given the economic pressures of the past few decades that’s really saying something. They must be doing something right. Here’s what’s on tap for the anniversary celebration. First, 20% off everything in the store Saturday and Sunday (June 16 and

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