At bookstores like BookWoman in Austin, the Toronto Women's Bookstore, and Old Wives' Tales in San Francisco, and in the essential Feminist Bookstore News, bookwomen changed people's lives and the world. In retelling their stories, Hogan not only shares the movement's tools with contemporary queer antiracist feminist activists and theorists, she gives us a vocabulary, strategy, and legacy for thinking through today's feminisms.
"A fascinating account of how women's bookstores contributed to the antiracist feminist movement and of Kristen Hogan's personal journey as a bookwoman."--Lisa C. Moore, Publisher, RedBone Press"
"It s difficult to write the history of women s bookstores without romanticizing a complex world of books, ideas, feelings, and feminist community that many of us miss. Hogan describes the pleasures of these communities, as well as the anger and factionalism that their commitments provoked. A literary history that opens and closes with Hogan s own experience working at the Toronto Women s Bookstore, "The Feminist Bookstore Movement" leads us through the rise and fall of this network, which, at its peak, included 130 businesses in North America."--Claire Bond Potter""The Chronicle Review"" (03/27/2016)"