A blog for young readers (and YA lovers) from the Providence Athenaeum.
The Providence Athenaeum is a unique library and cultural center in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Growing out of the Providence Library Company (fourth library in the United States), the Athenaeum as we know it was formed in 1836. Our handsome building on the corner of Benefit and College was completed in 1838.
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This blog is updated by one of our circulation assistants (and YA enthusiast), RJ. Follow us to find out what's new in our Young Adult corner, or just for a daily dose of literary shenanigans.
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New to the Athenaeum’s YA corner is the first volume of the wildly popular Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. The entire series is being re-released in re-sized full-color hardcover!
The first volume introduces us to Scott Pilgrim, a immature slacker living in Toronto, and his dream girl. Literally. After Ramona Flowers roller-skates through his dream space and then shows up in real life, he is committed to courting her, no matter what the cost. Including epic duels with her evil exes.
You can read a preview of the Scott Pilgrim color edition at Comics Alliance.