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We received this request from a visiting Irish scholar-- she's here for 2 weeks and wants to set up interviews.
We're closing at 6pm today
to be safer
in case weather alert comes true!
New talented writers

Read the excellent novel by Sevarion Nadiradze - "The way of flour", Surrealistic wonders, A new word in modern literature, The work, which deserves global solidarity, Those who believe that talent will save the world, click here, it's an amazing book to send to your friends, literary gourmets ...
New talented writers

Read the excellent novel by Sevarion Nadiradze - "The way of flour", Surrealistic wonders, A new word in modern literature, The work, which deserves global solidarity, Those who believe that talent will save the world, click here, it's an amazing book to send to your friends, literary gourmets ...
Once-A-Month Music is coming up Sunday with special guest Millicent Hughes!
My very first book reading was impactful. Thank you, Alice Hoffman, for the invite, and to Susan Post, for opening your doors for this event.
Kate Millett, Dead at 82.
Forever in my heart!

Support Your Feminist Bookstore, She Supports You! BookWoman began 45 years ago in an upstairs shop on Guadalupe. We started out as a collective called The Common Woman Bookstore (based on the Judy Grahn poem).

From there we moved into Susan Post's house at the time, and then we became BookWoman and moved to 6th Street. Then we moved to 12th and Lamar, and since 2008 we're located at 5501 North Lamar. BookWoman is located on Tonkawa, Comanche and Apache land. As you remember your own rich herstory with BookWoman or as you start your sure-to-be-long relationship with her, remember that where you spend you

Arundhati Roy | Farenthold Lecture 03/30/2022

Arundhati Roy | Farenthold Lecture

Arundhati Roy | Farenthold Lecture The 2021-2022 Farenthold Lecture features renowned author Arundhati Roy, in conversation with LBJ School professor Raj Patel.

Long Relegated to Back Shelves, L.G.B.T.Q. Romance Is Booming 03/30/2022

Long Relegated to Back Shelves, L.G.B.T.Q. Romance Is Booming

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/30/arts/lgbtq-romance-novels.html?fbclid=IwAR3PmH5xkqAgb8u2tpSeOypIWo6WhQSmQ7sndotZRxm5TWvPU8xkOYIrVBY

Long Relegated to Back Shelves, L.G.B.T.Q. Romance Is Booming Sales of queer romance novels have surged, with books coming from the biggest publishers and prominently displayed at mainstream retailers.

Photos from LOGOS Collective's post 03/29/2022

Photos from LOGOS Collective's post

Gillian Anderson to Play Sapphic First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady - AfterEllen 03/29/2022

Gillian Anderson to Play Sapphic First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady - AfterEllen

Gillian Anderson to Play Sapphic First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady - AfterEllen Gillian Anderson will play rumoured-lesbian Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime’s upcoming series, The First Lady.

BitchReads: 12 Books That Shaped Us as Feminists 03/23/2022

BitchReads: 12 Books That Shaped Us as Feminists

BitchReads: 12 Books That Shaped Us as Feminists Bitch staffers share the authors who have influenced our feminist thinking, including Angela Davis, Audre Lorde, Julia Serano, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Octavia Butler, and more.

National Book Critics Circle Names 2021 Award Winners 03/22/2022

National Book Critics Circle Names 2021 Award Winners

National Book Critics Circle Names 2021 Award Winners Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Clint Smith, Rebecca Donner and Anthony Veasna So were among the winners.

03/22/2022
03/22/2022

We received this request from a visiting Irish scholar-- she's here for 2 weeks and wants to set up interviews.

03/21/2022

We're closing at 6pm today
to be safer
in case weather alert comes true!

03/20/2022

If it's in the Austin Chronicle, you know it's actually happening! IT. IS. TOTALLY. HAPPENING.

03/17/2022

This can't be said too loudly or too often.

Julia Roberts Takes Down a Presidency in Exclusive ‘Gaslit’ Trailer 03/16/2022

Julia Roberts Takes Down a Presidency in Exclusive ‘Gaslit’ Trailer

Julia Roberts Takes Down a Presidency in Exclusive ‘Gaslit’ Trailer Oscar winners abound in the Starz limited series, which its showrunner describes to Vanity Fair as “an exploration of complicity.”

Current Finalists 03/15/2022

Current Finalists

The LAMMY finalists were just announced! So many great, gay books and more to add to the TBR :-)
https://lambdaliterary.org/awards/current-finalists/

Current Finalists Announcing the 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalists, selected from more than 1,000 book submissions by over 300 publishers

03/15/2022

Marina Ovsyannikova, an editor at Russia’s state-run Channel One television station, burst onto the set of the live nightly news broadcast tonight shouting “Stop the war. No to war." She held a sign reading: “Don’t believe the propaganda. They’re lying to you here.” It was signed in English: “Russians against the war”. Through a Russian human rights group, OVD-Info, she also released a pre-recorded video statement in which she stated:

"What is happening in Ukraine is a crime. And Russia is the aggressor here. And responsibility for this aggression rests on the conscience of a single man: Vladimir Putin. My father is Ukrainian. My mother is Russian. And they’ve never been enemies. And this necklace I’m wearing is a symbol of that fact that Russia must immediately end this fratricidal war. And our fraternal peoples will still be able to make peace. Unfortunately, I’ve spent many of the last few years working for Channel One, doing Kremlin propaganda, and I’m deeply ashamed of this. Ashamed that I allowed lies to come from the TV screen. Ashamed that I allowed the zombification of Russian people. We were silent in 2014 when all this had just started."

She went on to urge her fellow Russians to join anti-war protests, asserting: "We just silently watched this anti-human regime at work. And now the whole world has turned its back on us. And the next 10 generations won’t wash away the stain of this fratricidal war. We Russians are thinking and intelligent people. It’s in our power alone to stop all this madness. Go protest. Don’t be afraid of anything. They can’t lock us all away."

According to OVD-Info, Marina was arrested shortly after her protest. Under newly passed media suppression laws in Russia, she could face significant prison time; violators of the new law criminalizing the spread of what the government deems to be "false information" about the military face possible sentences of up to 15 years. As a result of these repressive new laws, multiple Russian independent media outlets were forced to shut down and numerous journalists have fled the country. The crackdown on the media corresponds with a similar crackdown on public protest; nearly 15,000 Russians have been detained for protesting the war, including for such acts as simply holding a blank sign in public.

** UPDATE 3/15/22: After a 14-hour interrogation by the police, during which she was denied legal representation, Marina Ovsyannikova was issued a fine for 30,000 rubles (about $287) for the video statement she released. While she has been released from custody at present, Russian state media reported today that the Russian Investigative Committee has now opened an investigation around possible violations of Russia's new "false information" law which carries a possible sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Moreover, Krelim spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters today that Marina had committed “hooliganism,” a charge that can carry up to eight years of prison time itself.

To help support OVD-Info, the Russian human rights group which is providing legal assistance to anti-war protestors including Marina Ovsyannikova, you can donate to the group via Global Giving at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ovd-info/ -- or visit ОВД-Инфо's website at https://ovdinfo.org/ **

For books for young readers about girls who bravely stood up against dictators, we highly recommend "Words on Fire" for ages 10 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/words-on-fire), "We Will Not Be Silent" for ages 10 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/we-will-not-be-silent), and "Resistance" for ages 12 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/resistance)

For older readers, we recommend "White Rose" for ages 13 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/white-rose), "In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer" (https://www.amightygirl.com/in-my-hands), and "In the Time of the Butterflies" for ages 15 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/in-the-time-of-the-butterflies)

For two excellent books about past Russian invasions told through the experience of teen girls, we highly recommend "The Endless Steppe" for ages 10 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-endless-steppe) and "Between Shades of Gray" for ages 13 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/between-shades-of-gray)

To inspire children and teens with the true stories of girls and women who dared to fight for change throughout history, check out our blog post, "Dissent Is Patriotic: 50 Books About Women Who Fought for Change," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=14364

And more books for tweens and teens about girls living under real-life authoritarian regimes throughout history, visit our blog post "The Fragility of Freedom: Mighty Girl Books About Life Under Authoritarianism" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=32426

03/14/2022

Come Shopping, Y'all!!
Torch Literary Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. TORCH publishes contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. Featured writers include Colleen J. McElroy, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats. Learn more about TORCH online at TorchLiteraryArts.org and follow on Twitter @TorchLitArts and on Instagram @TorchLiteraryArts.

03/13/2022

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day for women, but it's not a day to celebrate. Each year, the National Committee on Pay Equity sets the date, which symbolizes how far into the year women, on average, must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Currently, women earn 83 cents for every dollar that men make, according to the most recent data from the Census Bureau.

03/11/2022

Let’s all do postcard parties!!!

03/11/2022

Save the date! March 16-17, our friends at Bookwoman, one of the longest operating feminist bookstores in the country, will donate 10% of all sales (online and in store) to Torch Literary Arts! Visit Bookwoman and plan your shopping for these 2 days to get all the literary goodies you NEED and support Black women writers!

Visit while in town for #sxsw2022!

#Torch #SupportBlackWomen #shoplocal #Austin #Texas #sxsw #bookstagram #bookwoman

Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country? 03/10/2022

Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country?

Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country? One of the WNBA’s premier players has been detained in Russia for weeks, yet the reaction has been curiously muted.

03/08/2022

Some of our favorite books for Women's Herstory Month!!

03/08/2022

Happy International Women's Day!
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These are just some of the numerous lovely literary ladies that we know and love. Who are you reading (and singing 😉 the praises of) today to celebrate #iwd2022 ?
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P.S. Audonna (Audrey)'s parts were recorded after hours! Masks are still required during business hours at our store.

P.P.S. Turn on the captions to see the lyrics!

03/08/2022

Happy International Women's Day--

Meet the queer vanguard of country music | CNN 03/07/2022

Meet the queer vanguard of country music | CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/05/entertainment/lgbtq-country-music-orville-peck-patrick-haggerty-lavender-cec/index.html?utm_term=1646652826075d80600747dee&utm_source=cnn_Five+Things+for+Monday%2C+March+7%2C+2022&utm_medium=email&bt_ee=IbKKEhPtyvTJhSCYHNPUZ19xlfjNKETdD0heSoMJlYyK%2FHwGHJ4d4a0h9kKgB%2Fdy&bt_ts=1646652826078

Meet the queer vanguard of country music | CNN LGBTQ country stars like Orville Peck, Patrick Haggerty of Lavender Country and Allison Russell are challenging country music stereotypes -- and broadening the genre. They open up about what it means to tell authentic stories.

TRANSformative Reading | BookWoman 03/05/2022

TRANSformative Reading | BookWoman

New reading list up on our website! This just scratches the surface on the wonderful world of Trans Literature. What are some of your favorite books by trans authors? 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️
https://www.ebookwoman.com/TRANSformative-Reads

TRANSformative Reading | BookWoman

03/03/2022
03/01/2022

We're back!! Save the date-- Friday, March 18th from 6-9pm CDT... on Zoom. Check out who's participating- it's a great line up!!!

'My child has a legacy' | With Austin Marathon finish, Kayleigh Williamson makes history 02/28/2022

'My child has a legacy' | With Austin Marathon finish, Kayleigh Williamson makes history

We love Kayleigh!!

'My child has a legacy' | With Austin Marathon finish, Kayleigh Williamson makes history Kayleigh Williamson became the first person with Down syndrome to finish the Austin Marathon. Her story of defying expectations has been in the making for years.

'CODA' takes top prize at SAG Awards in a major win for Deaf representation 02/28/2022

'CODA' takes top prize at SAG Awards in a major win for Deaf representation

'CODA' takes top prize at SAG Awards in a major win for Deaf representation Sian Heder and Apple TV+'s 'CODA' — which stars both Deaf and hearing actors — won best film ensemble at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

02/25/2022

VOTE!!!!!!!!

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Photos from Bookwoman's post 02/24/2022

WELL. What a bleak statement from our attorney general + governor.
BookWoman is committed as the only feminist bookstore in Texas to making sure trans kids feel safe and welcome in not only our store but in the world.
Books are a great way to learn around yourself and the people around you (though the same jerks doing this are also trying to ban these books from schools!!) This is attack on children’s right to express themselves and also bodily autonomy.
We💙💗🤍 kids that march to the beat of their own drum.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit for $24 Million 02/23/2022

U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit for $24 Million

U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Settle Equal Pay Lawsuit for $24 Million The deal with the U.S. Soccer Federation ends a six-year legal battle, with the challenge led by American stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.

02/22/2022

Happy @logospoetrycollective day, everyone! 🌞

This evening, we invite you to join us for LOGOS Poetry Collective Presents Richie Hofmann (@richiehof) + Carl Phillips (@pinestereo).

In a March 2016 interview with Divedapper, Richie Hofmann says of the creative process, “the world has already written the poem. One of our jobs as poets is to discover those pieces and arrange them.” The poems of Hofmann’s luminous new collection, A HUNDRED LOVERS, released this month by @aaknopf , proffer the record of a life voyaging adroitly — heart and mind and body — in the long task of attending to the lineaments of poems the world conceals, and yields.

In a June 1937 letter to Amy Bonner, Robert Frost wrote, “There are no two things as important to us in life and in art as being threatened and being saved ... All our ingenuity is lavished on getting into danger legitimately so that we may be genuinely rescued.” Few of our poets seem as uncannily able to conjure, and lavish, the experience of legitimate danger, and genuine rescue, as Carl Phillips. The poems of Phillips’ entire radiant, capacious body of work wager risk, in a way that helps affect in the reader a kind of ’saving’, — in the deep, etymological sense of that word (from ‘salvus,’ Latin for ‘health’: a salving of one’s psyche and desire).

We hope that you will join us at 7pm CST for a resonant and radiant evening, presented by EcoTheo Collective + @bookwomanaustin 💫

02/21/2022

We're closing at 6pm today.
So I can eat some cake!!

Photos from Bookwoman's post 02/20/2022

Happy Sunday!!!
Flim Flam is curious…what are you reading right now?

( Flim and his best friend Audrey are currently reading Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin )

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BookWoman began 45 years ago in an upstairs shop on Guadalupe. We started out as a collective called The Common Woman Bookstore (based on the Judy Grahn poem). From there we moved into Susan Post's house at the time... and then we became BookWoman and moved to 6th Street. Then we moved to 12th and Lamar, and since 2008 we've been located at 5501 North Lamar.

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