03 August 2010

Feminist Bookshop (Australia)

Post date: 03 August 2010
Feminist Bookshop (Australia)
Category: Bookstore/Press/Publisher
Founder/Editor: Julia Sugden
E-mail Address: Undisclosed

Thee Feminist Bookshop was started in 1974 in Eastwood, a Sydney suburb, by June James and Julia Sugden. They were responding to the surge of interest in the Women’s Liberation Movement and women’s need to find books about ourselves. It was an exciting time of activism and discovery . At the same women were opening health centres, rape crisis centres & refuges. Very quickly the bookshop became an information centre for women, and within a few years moved to inner-west Balmain. We hold regular book launches, poetry readings, and Meet The Author events, we have a monthly Book Group, attend conferences with book displays, and with great pleasure maintain a wonderful collection of women’s fiction and poetry. Feminism is not just the serious stuff, for us it’s also about good reading, poetry, music, fun and adventure!

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