Feminist bookstores emerged as independent spaces for buying books and community spaces for women, LGBTQA+, and feminists. Girls That Create has put together a list of bookstores across the United States and abroad.
A Room of One’s Own: Located in Madison, Wisconsin, this feminist bookstore offers a wide selection of current and classic fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, local interest titles, gifts, toys, and greeting cards.
All She Wrote Books: An intersectional, inclusive feminist and queer bookstore in Somerville, MA, that supports, celebrates, and amplifies underrepresented voices through our thoughtfully curated selection of books spanning across all genres.
Antigone Books: Named after the Greek mythological character who stood her ground against male authority figures, this bookstore calls Tucson, AZ home.
Bluestockings Cooperative: Worker-owned community space + bookstore in New York City, NY. The cooperative is guided by principles of abolition, feminism, solidarity, and transformative justice.
BookWoman: Based in Austin, TX, this bookstore’s mission is to promote and elevate marginalized voices through literature. They strive to stock titles that you would not be able to find at big box stores.
Burdock Book Collective: An intersectional feminist bookstore that is defending every Birmingham, AL resident’s right to an inclusive and brave space where they can browse, read, and purchase radical feminist books, zines, and art.
Cafe con Libros (coffee with books): A community bookstore and coffee shop in Brooklyn, NY. Through the choice of books, programming, and great coffee, they create a vibrant community space where everyone, specifically female-identified folx, feels centered, affirmed, and celebrated.
Card Carrying Books & Gifts: Creating a feminist future by providing socially progressive books, curated gifts, and activism to the Corning, NY area.
Charis Books & More: This feminist bookstore in Atlanta, GA, gets its name from the Greek word Charis, meaning grace, gift, thankfulness.
Firestorm: A collectively-owned bookstore based in Asheville, NC. It features books and events that reflect their interests and the needs of marginalized communities in the South.
Harriett’s Bookshop: Named for historical heroine Harriet Tubman and located in Philadelphia, PA, this bookstore celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.
The Salt Eaters: Located in Inglewood, CA, this bookshop prioritizes books, comics, and zines by and about Black women, girls, femmes, and nonbinary people.
The Second Shelf: A London bookshop and literary quarterly focused on antiquarian books, modern first editions, manuscripts, and rediscovered works by women.
Violet Valley Bookstore: Provides a series of readings and other programs to support diverse voices in Mississippi. It features new and used books so that everyone, no matter their income bracket, can afford to have books.
Women & Children First: Calling Chicago, IL home, this feminist bookstore is one of the largest in the country and stocks more than 20,000 books by and about women, children’s books, and the best LGBTQIA+ literature.
Womencrafts: One of the oldest shops in Provincetown, MA, with a mission to promote female artisans, authors, and musicians.