Bookwoman

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 BookWo

Greater Austin Book Festival 05/11/2024

Greater Austin Book Festival Greater Austin Book Festival Discover local authors at this inaugural book festival. Central Library hosts authors from all over the greater Austin area – including Travis, Hays, and Williamson Counties – to engage with their community. Meet over 80 participating authors, shop local booksellers,...

05/09/2024

The Library Foundation is delighted to sponsor a conversation among poets at the Greater Austin Book Fest, 4 p.m. May 11 at Austin Central Library. Join us to hear from KB Brookins, Laurie A. Filipelli, Roger Reeves, and Sergio Hernandez, with moderator Sarah Renee Beach.

The all day FREE fest runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Austin Public Library

05/07/2024

The Library Foundation is excited to sponsor a panel on Medical Memoir at the Greater Austin Book Fest on May 11. Listen in on the conversation between. Lisa Doggett, author of "Up the Down Escalator: Medicine, Motherhood, and Multiple Sclerosis," and Greg Marshall, author of "Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It,"
The all day FREE fest runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Austin Central Library!

https://library.austintexas.gov/event/lectures-panels-conversations/gab-fest-medical-memoir-conversation-7747764

Austin Public Library

Photos from Ms. Foundation for Women's post 05/07/2024
05/07/2024

The Library Foundation is excited to sponsor a panel on Historical Fiction at the Greater Austin Book Fest featuring Elizabeth Crook and Sherry Thomas among others. The all day FREE fest runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Austin Central Library! https://library.austintexas.gov/gabfest

05/07/2024

Next Saturday! 🤗 💃🏾 This is the inaugural Austin Public Library book festival. I’m so excited to be a part of this with fellow local-ish authors!

BookPeople will be on site at selling copies of Finding Jupiter. I will be signing directly following this panel and will be hanging out near my table most of the day. It would be so fun to see familiar and new faces there! I hope y’all can come out!

Details: https://library.austintexas.gov/gabfest

05/04/2024
05/02/2024

These just arrived— we’re given a shout out on page 52!

04/30/2024

BookWoman will be there with books in support of many local authors. 10am-5pm- Saturday, May 11th.

We are thrilled to help support the inaugural Greater Austin Book Fest at the Central Library! Meet the 80+ participating authors, get your books signed, shop local booksellers, and enjoy a full day of panels, workshops, and more. Authors include Elizabeth Cook, Richard Z. Santos, Jesse Sublett, Roger Reeves, and others! FREE! Austin Public Library
https://library.austintexas.gov/event/lectures-panels-conversations/greater-austin-book-festival-7744494

Photos from Bookwoman's post 04/30/2024

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for Indie Book Day!!! 📚We loved seeing the store full of book lovers 🫶

Swing by this week for last chance at leftover EXCLUSIVE IBD merch!! We still have totes, mugs, and books as well as tons of FREE 🙌🙌🙌 goodies waiting for you!

Thanks for making this day the best yet💗

04/30/2024

Observed annually in May, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a time to reflect upon and celebrate the remarkable role of the AHPI community in our nation’s history.

Check out a full list of our heritage month events at https://ow.ly/r02150RmEi7

04/30/2024

TOMORROW: Naomi Shihab Nye returns to the Harry Ransom Center for a poetry reading and conversation with Edward Hirsch.

A former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Naomi Shihab Nye has written over 30 books of poetry and prose, including "Grace Notes" (2024) and "Everything Comes Next" (2020). Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and an advocate for poetry, whose work includes "The Heart of American Poetry" (2022), and "Stranger by Night" (2020). A reception will follow at the Harry Ransom Center. Copies of "Grace Notes" and "Stranger by Night" will be available for purchase.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dean-echenberg-poetry-reading-series-naomi-shihab-nye-and-edward-hirsch-tickets-876824133587?aff=oddtdtcreator

Photos from Bookwoman's post 04/30/2024

We had the most AMAZING Independent Bookstore Day EVER!! Jackie & Michelle designed the best and most comprehensive Austin Texas Book Trail ever. EVERY bookstore in Austin and the surrounding areas were included. J&M deserve utmost praise!!
The store was so packed the whole day, we didn’t have time to take many photos, but here are a few. THANK YOU AUSTIN!

Reads for the Rest of Us: The Best Poetry of '23-'24 - Ms. Magazine 04/29/2024

Reads for the Rest of Us: The Best Poetry of '23-'24 - Ms. Magazine Happy April, and Happy National Poetry Month. Enjoy the most exciting feminist and LGBTQ poetry titles I've read in the last year.

04/28/2024

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04/25/2024

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Our Story

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.

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 your dollars does make a difference.

1. Shop at BookWoman and tell your friends, neighbors, and family to shop here, too.
2. Give a BookWoman gift certificate to your friends and to all of the women and girls in your life.
3. BookGroups, order your group selections from BookWoman.
4. Authors, invite us to sell books at your publication parties and speaking engagements.
5. Proclaim your individuality with t-shirts and jewelry from BookWoman

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5501 N Lamar Boulevard, Ste A105
Austin, TX
78751

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Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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