Ada Books

Ada Books




 717 Wesminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Ada Is . . . an ink on paper place. I’d like to say it’s the ink on paper place but false modesty prevents me. I have no beef with squid or indigo or whatever it is that pigments are made from these days & I certainly harbor no ill will toward the forests, especially the dark forbidden forests, where giant pines speak in stage whispers & the arms of old oaks are always eager to embrace the weary or wayward traveler.

Reading a book or a magazine or a mini-comic backlit against some sort of screen or scrim is all right, I guess, but Ada Books imagines that a book is better when it’s splayed open on your lap, pinned flat against a table top, tented over your face, even just leaning on a shelf shining its spine at you.

If it sounds like I’m merely waxing romantic over a waning technology, then by Gutenberg, I am getting through to you! Now, pull your easy chair closer to the hearth, put some brandy in a glass, light a fire (don’t forget the kindling) & get comfortable with some old-fangled, lo-fidelity, battery-free bliss. Be it literary fiction, poetry, art, film, theater, philosophy, politics, history, biography, criticism, comics, chap books or zines, it can be had at Ada Books.

Location Info

Ada Books

717 Wesminster Street

Providence, RI 02903