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Pequot Museum Partners with Savoy Bookshop and Bank Square Books to Offer Robust Variety of Native American Authors and Titles
More Than 500 New Titles Added to Museum Gift Shop

Mashantucket, Conn., and Westerly, R.I. – August 14, 2017 – The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and Annie Philbrick, owner of Savoy Bookshop in Westerly, R.I., and Bank Square Books in Mystic, Conn., announced today they have partnered to offer a robust variety of Native authors and titles for sale at the museum’s gift shop. The collaboration brings more than 500 new titles to the shop and allows the museum and the bookstores access to host book tours and guest lectures at the museum’s auditorium and various gathering spaces.

The significantly expanded range of titles offers visitors a direct path to more thoroughly pursue topics that captivate them during their museum experience. From food, society and reservation life to whaling and warfare, visitors can now find books that sustain their interest in Native arts and culture, past and present. New titles are carefully curated by the museum’s Native experts and staff, and are selected to provide authenticity, cultural sensitivity and accuracy to the modern Native narrative.

“Our partnership with renowned independent bookstore owner Annie Philbrick opens the door for us to offer a unique and substantial range of works by, of and about Native people,” said Jason Mancini, Pequot Museum director. “We couldn’t be more excited to blend her connections with top publishers and important authors with our unparalleled depth of offerings on Native culture to create this a one-of-a-kind literary offering.” 

“We are thrilled to simultaneously support a local business and offer our community the exciting and fulfilling experience of discovering a wide variety of noteworthy Native American works,” said Annie Philbrick. “Museum visitors from near and far will benefit from our combined ability to bring the titles – and the authors – to Connecticut where they can pursue their quest for in-depth Native subject matter, both historic and contemporary.”

Please visit the Pequot Museum gift shop to view the expanding collection which will include 500 new titles available for sale. Details of upcoming author tours and book signings will be posted at www.pequotmuseum.org and www.banksquarebooks.com/event.

About Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center (www.pequotmuseum.org) is a non-profit educational institution that seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity of the indigenous cultures and societies of the U.S. and Canada. The museum consists of permanent exhibits, the Mashantucket Gallery, classrooms, a 320-seat auditorium, restaurant, and museum shop, while the research center houses collections, libraries, archives, and archaeology and conservation laboratories.
 
The world’s largest Native American museum, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center serves as a major resource on the history and culture of the Mashantucket Pequots, the diverse histories and cultures of Native Americans throughout the northeast, and the natural history of southeastern Connecticut.
 
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