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Providence becomes a new crossroads for the thriller

There is a scene in Jon Land's forthcoming thriller novel Strong Rain Falling — set for release next summer — where Caitlin Strong finally arrives in her author's hometown: Providence, Rhode Island.
By PHILIP EIL  |  November 09, 2012

The short, happy life of Occupy Boston's A-Z Library

On the final night in the brief and wondrous life of the Audre Lorde to Howard Zinn Library, it poured.
Reading the revolution
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 16, 2011

Will Kindles kill libraries?

This week, OverDrive itself will host its own conference to help libraries deal with a massive onslaught of patrons clamoring to check out books on their Kindles. Can embattled public institutions handle such a drastic change?
In this corner: libraries struggling to bring in patrons. In the other: Kindles looking to expand their market. Will it be a bloodbath, or can they hug it out?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 29, 2011

Under $10: Blue Asia

Allston's Blue Asia presents an engaging study in textures, wonderful comfort food served in a welcoming atmosphere.
Pan-Asian cuisine with complimentary manga  
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  February 04, 2011

Where are all the books?

Public Library
By DAVID KISH  |  March 12, 2009

Congress bans kids from libraries?

Is it possible that Congress has just inadvertently turned millions of children’s books into contraband?
New safety law may prohibit children under 12 from libraries – or make many books illegal
By LISSA HARRIS  |  January 09, 2009

Albert Wein Retrospective at the Boston Athenaeum

Libraries typically stir up our bad memories of all-night study sessions and writing 25-page papers...
By Staff@Night  |  November 13, 2008