The Providence Athenaeum is one of the oldest libraries in the country, and Amy proved how well she knows me when she included it in my tour. This place is a bibliophile’s dream. The second floor is open to the first, making you feel like you’re in a catacomb of books. You can stroll along the second floor walkways and find various nooks and crannies among the shelves. It was odd and surprisingly wonderful to find a library with almost no computers and an honest-to-goodness card catalog still intact. I wanted to sit at a second floor desk overlooking the main room with a notebook and pen in hand.