Provincetown’s robust literary energy will be on display this weekend as a number of writers will descend on the outer Cape for the second annual Provincetown Book Festival taking place on Friday and Saturday. Festival highlights include an opening night reception at 6 p.m. for Sebastian Junger, author of “The Perfect Storm,’’ who will be presented with the Rose Dorothea Award, which honors nationally renowned authors who work in Provincetown.
Virginia Lee Burton, a dancer, designer, and print maker who lived and worked on Cape Ann, published in 1942 the Caldecott-winning “The Little House,’’ which featured charming illustrations of the passing seasons and a country house eventually caught up in and rescued from urban sprawl. Her books “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel’’ and “Katy and the Big Snow’’ remain beloved as well.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Mashantucket, Conn., is partnering with two independent bookstores, Savoy Bookshop of Westerly, R.I., and Bank Square Books of Mystic, Conn., to expand the selection of Native American authors and titles sold at the museum gift shop. More than 500 new titles, curated by the museum’s scholars and experts, will be introduced to the shop.
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Selecting a term
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