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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.
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By PHILIP EIL  |  November 09, 2012
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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.
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By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 16, 2011
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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
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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
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Where are all the books?

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By DAVID KISH  |  March 12, 2009
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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