Her words changed the world.

Book Sale in the Stowe Museum Store

Select titles just $6.11!

The Stowe Center Museum Store is holding a summer book sale through August 31. In commemoration of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s June 1811 birthday, nearly 50 titles are just $6.11.

The Stowe Center Museum Store, at 77 Forest Street in Hartford, is open Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 5 PM and Sunday Noon – 5 PM.

Books on sale include:

  • American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama by Rachel L. Swarns
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
  • The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold
  • Sick From Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction by Jim Downs
  • They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by De Anne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook
  • Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence by Maria Acosta Cruz


Before or after shopping in the Museum Store, guests can take a Stowe Center tour to learn about Harriet Beecher Stowe, the most famous American woman of the 19th century. They’ll discover Stowe’s courage to act against injustice, Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s worldwide impact, and Stowe’s own memorabilia and Beecher-Stowe family furnishings. Also on the tour, visitors can discuss 19th century issues connecting to today’s headlines, historic documents that bring history to life, and ways they, like Stowe, can create positive change.