Cover Photography by Richard Benjamin

Cover Photography by Richard Benjamin

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following brick & mortar bookstores: 

New York

Market Block Books,
290 River Street, Troy NY 12180

Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203

Talking Leaves
951 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo NY 14222

Rhode Island

Barrington Books 
184 County Road, Barrington RI 02806
(401) 245-7925

Barrington Books
176 Hillside Road, Cranston RI 02929
(401) 432-7222

Books on the Square
471 Angell Street, Providence RI 02903
(401) 331-9097

Brown Bookstore
244 Thayer Street, Providence RI 02912
(401) 863-3168

Symposium Books
240 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903
(401) 287-7900






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Based on over fifteen years of research, and drawing on interviews with scores of knowledgeable local informants, Transforming Providence: Rebirth of a Post-Industrial City, by Gene Bunnell, should be required reading for anyone searching for ways to make America’s older cities vital and desirable places to live and work. Residents, local government officials and private sector business leaders in cities that were once major centers of manufacturing and industrial employment will find Providence’s experience especially instructive.

Transforming Providence includes detailed and gripping accounts of the drama and intrigue that surrounded the remarkably ambitious and forward-looking projects that have physically reshaped downtown Providence. Other storylines also run through the book, underscoring the importance of initiatives undertaken by neighborhood residents, a diverse array of non-profit organizations and the local business community.