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A home to all things weird, this bookshop and headquarters to the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council curates a collection of original art, artifacts, T-shirts, prints, and fiction titles related to the 20th century Providence author.
Fittingly situated inside the historic Arcade in the heart of downtown, watch for chilling posters in the window and if you’re lucky, a cart of bargain books.
A stop on many a H.P. Lovecraft enthusiast’s pilgrimage, our very own weird fiction hub is a center for global and local lore. Tentacled Cthulhu curiosities, maps of Providence in H.P. Lovecraft’s time, and a range of titles spanning the genres of horror and history are a few of its trademarks. The collection draws everyone from casual fans to scholars, and “the organization upholds a critical review of related research, literature, art, and the cultural impact of the genre,” says Niels Hobbs, director of the council. “We strive to foster a vibrant and diverse global weird fiction and art community,” which includes an annual convention, NecronomiCon, that draws fans from all over the world. Not to mention, “[They are] totally willing to help enhance any weird adventures you may find yourself wanting to get into,” according to a regular patron, whether you’re looking for spooky Halloween reading or to take a trip down a supernatural rabbithole.