Rhode Gem: Lovecraft Arts & Sciences

October 2021


We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!

What it is:

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.


Where to find it:

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.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

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.


Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council • 65 Weybosset Street, Suite 105 • 401- 264-0838 • WeirdProvidence.org@lovecraftartsandsciences


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