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244 Thayer Street at Angell Street
Providence, RI
(401) 863-3168

Please contact us if you are unable to attend an event but would like an autographed book. We will do our best to accomodate your request at the
author's and publisher's discretion.

Friday, March 11th at 5:00pm
The Providence Athenaeum presents
Lauret Savoy, author of "Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape"

Sand and stone are Earth’s fragmented memory.  Yet each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss.  In this provocative mosaic of historical inquiry and personal journeys across a continent and time, Savoy explores how we are shaped by memory in place and how the country’s still unfolding history marks a person as well as the land.  From twisted terrain within the San Andreas Fault zone to a South Carolina plantation, from national parks to burial grounds, from “Indian Territory” and the U.S.-Mexico Border to the U.S. capital, Trace grapples with a searing national history to reveal the often unvoiced presence of the past.

Lauret Edith Savoy is a woman of mixed heritage, and a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College, where she explores the intertwinings of natural and cultural histories.  She writes about the stories we tell of the origins of the American land and the stories we tell of ourselves in this land. Her books include The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World; Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology; and Living with the Changing California Coast. She lives in Leverett, MA.

Providence Athenaeum Events

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Third Tuesday of the Month
Robin Kall's Point Street Reading Series

Author lineup for Tuesday, March 16, 2016:
Caroline Leavitt, author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You
Howard Axelrod, author of The Point of Vanishing
Rachel Cantor, author of Good on Paper and A Highly Unlikelly Scenario
Local author Tamara Valentine, author of What the Waves Know 

Reading with Robin's Robin Kall is starting a new reading series that will meet on the third Tuesday of the month starting on Tuesday, March 15th.  The Point Street Reading Series will be held at Point Street Dueling Pianos in Davol Square from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (times may vary).

There will be four authors a month and the Brown Bookstore will be the official bookseller for this series.

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Reading with Robin

Point Street Dueling Pianos, 3 Davol Square, Providence
Thursday, March 17th at 5:30pm
The Brown Bookstore presents
Boris Fishman reads and discusses "Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo"

"The author of the critically admired, award-winning A Replacement Life turns to a different kind of story--an evocative, nuanced portrait of marriage and family, a woman reckoning with what she’s given up to make both work, and the universal question of how we reconcile who we are and whom the world wants us to be…Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo is a novel about the mystery of inheritance and what exactly it means to belong."--publisher description

Boris Fishman was born in Belarus and has lived in the United States since the age of nine.  He is the author of the novel A Replacement Life, which was chosen as a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, and won the Sophie Brody Medal from the American Library Association.  His writing has appeared in "The New Yorker," the "New York Times Magazine", "Wall Street Journal," "London Review of Books," "New Republic," and other publications.  He lives in New York City, New York.

Friday, March 25th at 5:00pm
The Providence Athenaeum presents
Geraldine Brooks on "The Secret Chord"

The Providence Athenaeum's continuing Salon Series presents Pulitzer-Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks on Friday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m.  In The Secret Chord, Brooks takes on the rich, enigmatic figure of history and legend, King David, peeling away the myth to bring him to life in Second Iron Age Israel.  In a saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power, she traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

Book sale and signing to follow.

Providence Athenaeum Events

Story Time twice a week!
Story Time every Thursday and Saturday

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. 
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Get ready for a reading adventure!

Join us for a story on Thursday or Saturday (or possibly both) in our new Children's Section on the mezzanine level (2nd floor) of the bookstore.

IndieBound Kids' Next List
Caldecott Medal & Honors Books
Newbery Medal & Honors Books