The Providence Athenaeum publishes and distributes a quarterly newsletter, The Universal Penman, to all members in good standing. The following links provide access to electronic versions of the latest issues in .pdf format.
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In April 2003, the Board of Directors of The Providence Athenaeum finalized the publication of a book commemorating its 250th anniversary, Inquire Within: a Social History of The Providence Athenaeum Since 1753. The book was researched and written by author Jane Lancaster, Ph.D.
Karen Philippi's photography and Malcolm Grear's visually stunning design will compel the reader to rediscover the hidden treasures housed within the Athenaeum's walls. The book is available at the library's circulation desk (no phone or postal orders), at select local bookstores and through Oak Knoll Press.
A digital version of the complete text is also available online. Click here for options.
Hardcover: $65.00 Softcover: $29.95.
Philbrick Poetry Project chapbooks are published annually by the Providence Athenaeum. Copies of the chapbooks are available at the Athenaeum or online, click here.
Click here to read more about the Philbrick Poetry Project.
The Athenaeum is proud to offer complete digital versions of three of its published works. Simply click on the covers below and explore the wonders within. (Adobe Reader is needed. To download this free program, click here.)