Providence, RI -- August 27, 2007

At Cellar Stories Books located, ironically, up a flight of steps.

His favorite books--Huck Finn, by Mark Twain and Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy. It’s a novel about the early life in the west. He likes it for the characters... and a lot of other different things.

Recently he read a book called Warmly Inscribed: The New England Forger and Other Tales, by Lawrence Goldstone and Nancy Goldstone. It's nonfiction and has anecdotes about two people traveling around the country vising book faires, book stores, anything to do with book collecting.

He also recently read 1776, by David McCullough, which is about the American Revolution.

If he were to write a book—it’d be a mystery novel set in a bookstore.

What he likes about Providence—it’s small enough to know what’s going on but big enough so there’s a lot going on.

The bestselling part of his store is the literature section.

Local authors? H.P. Lovecraft is from Providence and most of his fiction is set in Rhode Island.

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