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TURNING THE PAGE: Tom Roberge, co-owner of Riffraff Bookstore + Bar, is hopeful that online book sales will increase when and if the business’s outdoor patio, now open daily with limited hours, closes in the winter. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Riffraff sells books like no one else

It seems fitting that a book was the inspiration for Riffraff Bookstore + Bar’s name. Tom Roberge, co-owner of the Providence business, credited the name...
STOREFRONTS: Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior storefronts during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Training at heart of PPL’s new mission

The Providence Public Library, the grand dame of Rhode Island’s public libraries, is just a shell of its former self … literally. Last fall the...

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