For my documentary project, The Unknown Play Project, I’ve been doing some research into different spaces that have been important to queers past and present. Feminist bookstores are often at the top of many people’s lists, but, as most readers know, brick and mortar bookstores have been quickly disappearing over the past two decades.
Below are some highlights from some of my research into feminist bookstores in the US of the last twenty years. Read the full article on the project website.
And stop by your nearest feminist bookstore to give them a little love!
(Click purple icons to get name and address information. See full list of 2014 feminist bookstores with addresses and links below map.)
Feminist Bookstores in US in 1994/5 (Total: 100)
Feminist Bookstores in US in 2014 (Total: 14, as of 15 Feb 2014)
Existing US Feminist Bookstores (as of 15 Feb 2014)
- Antigone Books – 411 N. 4th Ave. Tucson AZ 85705 http://www.antigonebooks.com/
- A Room of One’s Own – 315 W. Gorham St. Madison WI 53703 http://www.roomofonesown.com/
- Bloodroot Restaurant and Bookstore – 85 Ferris St Bridgeport CT 06605 http://www.bloodroot.com/
- Bluestockings – 172 Allen Street New York NY 10002 http://bluestockings.com/
- Book-Woman – 5501 North Lamar #A-105 Austin TX 78751 http://www.ebookwoman.com/
- Charis Books and More – 1189 Euclid Ave, NE Atlanta GA 30307 http://www.charisbooksandmore.com/
- Common Language Bookstore – 317 Braun Court Ann Arbor MI 48104 http://glbtbooks.com/
- Herland Sister Resources Inc. – 2312 NW 39th Oklahoma City OK 73112 http://www.herlandsisters.org/
- In Other Words – Feminist Community Center – 14 NE Killingsworth Portland OR 97211 http://inotherwords.org/
- Jane Addams Book Shop – 208 North Neil St. Champaign IL 61820 http://www.janeaddamsbooks.com/
- People Called Women – 6060 Renaissance Place Suite F Toledo OH 43623 http://www.peoplecalledwomen.com/
- Wild Iris Books – 22 SE 5th Ave Suite D Gainesville FL 32601 http://shop.wildirisbooks.com/
- Women & Children First – 5233 N. Clark St Chicago IL 60640 http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/
- Womencrafts Inc. – 376 Commercial St Provincetown MA 02657 http://www.womencrafts.com/
For information on the sources for this information and more feminist bookstore resources, read the full article.