Reading Across Rhode Island 2014

 Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore  “I wrote this book because it’s the one I wanted to read, and I tried to pack it full of things I love: books and bookstores; design and typography; Silicon Valley and San Francisco; fantasy and science fiction; quests and projects.  
If you love those things too, I hope and believe you will enjoy a visit to the tall skinny bookstore next to the strip club.”    Robin Sloan
 inside Mr. Penumbra's

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan is the RARI 2014 title.


This year’s selection was chosen for its appeal to readers from age 14 to 114.  Mr. Penumbra’s explores the interplay between hard copy and digital books; open access and secret societies; the meaning of friendship, the industry that is Google, immortality and technology.

Join the fun in Rhode Island!

Calendar of State-wide Events

The Treasure Hunt - Solve the puzzles in this Treasure Hunt for a chance to win a Nook.

Mr. Penumbra'sMr. Penumbra’s Resouce Guide – for Book Clubs, Bookstores and everyone else.



Join the fun at the Newport Public Library!

Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. – Collaboration and Community: FabNewport and the Spirit of the Maker Movements, brought to you by the folks at FabNewport.

Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. –  A book discussion of Mr. Penumbra’s.


And finally come to the fabulous May Breakfast!

Robin SloanMeet Robin Sloan at RARI’s 12th annual May Breakfast at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Saturday May 3rd at 9:30 a.m.  Reservations open February 24th, include a full May Breakfast and cost $35.00 person.  To make a reservation contact Kate Lentz at 273-2250 or