A Sampler of Feminist Reading
Where to get books!
In Virginia, DC, and Maryland
(A sampling of feminist and allied independent bookstores)
Books for America
Busboys and Poets / Teaching for Change
Capitol Hill Books
Idle Time Books
Kramer’s Books and Cafe
McKay Used Books * Movies * Music
Politics and Prose
Second Story Books
The Book Cellar, Warrenton, VA
10 North American Feminist and Ally Bookstores
Antigone Books: Tucson, AZ www.antigonebooks.com
Bloodroot: Bridgeport, CT www.bloodroot.com
BookWoman: Austin, TX ebookwoman.com
Charis Books & More: Atlanta, GA charisbooksandmore.com
Common Language: Ann Arbor, MI www.glbtbooks.com
In Other Words: Portland, OR www.inotherwords.org
Northern Woman's Bookstore: Thunder Bay Ontario, CANADA northernwomansbookstore.ca -- note, in Canada.
People Called Women: Toledo, OH www.peoplecalledwomen.com
Room of One's Own: Madison, WI www.roomofonesown.com
Wild Iris Books: Gainesville, FL wildirisbooks.com
Women and Children First: Chicago, IL www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Womencrafts: Provincetown, MA www.womencrafts.com
The Feminist Press at CUNY
Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO
McKay Used Books * Movies * Music in Manassas, VA
Powell’s in Portland, OR
Strand in Manhattan, NY
Small Press Distribution in Berkeley, CA
Tattered Cover in Denver, CO
Goddess Ink at goddess-ink.com
A guide to feminist bookstores in North America can be found at Feminist Majority Foundation.
It's just a taste, there's more...
Abortion & Life by Jennifer Baumgardner and Tara Todras-Whitehill, Akashic 2011.
All about Love: New Visions by bell hooks, William Morrow Paperbacks 2001.
America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins, William Morrow Paperbacks 2007
Are Women Human? by Catherine A. MacKinnon, Belknap/Harvard 2006.
Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President by Jill Norgren, NYU Press 2008
Between a Heart & a Rock Place: the Official Pat Benatar Autobiography by 2011
Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell, Simon and Schuster 2011.
Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax, Basic Books 2007
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, Copyright 1849, published in 2011 by Empire Books
Communion: The Female Search for Love by bell hooks, William Morrow Paperbacks 2022.
The Complete Guide to Sexual Positions by Jessica Stewart, Sexual Enrichment Series 2007.
Cunt by Inga Muscio, Seal 1998.
The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way by Alice Walker, New Press 2013.
Democracy Begins Between Two by Luce Irigaray, Routledge 2000.
The Female Complaint by Lauren Berlant, Duke 2008.
The Feminine and the Sacred by Catherine Clément and Julia Kristeva, Columbia 2001.
The Feminine Universe: by Miss Alice Lucy Trent, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010.
Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks, South End Press 2000.
Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women's Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World Heather Eisenstein, Paradigm 2010.
Feminism without Borders by Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Duke 2003.
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer, 1970
Flirting with Danger by Lynn M. Phillips, New York University 2000.
Free Woman: The Life and Times of Victoria Woodhull By Marion Meade, Backinprint.com 2001.
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti, Seal 2007.
Girls Hold Up This World by Jada Pinkett-Smith, Cartwheel 2005.
Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World where Girls Are Not For Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself by Rachel Lloyd, Harper 2011.
Goddess Calling: Inspirational Messages & Meditations of Sacred Feminine Liberation Thealogy, by Karen Tate, Changemakers Books 2014.
Gospel of Our Mother God: The Scriptures Of The World's First Faith, Golden Order, 2008.
The Great Cosmic Mother by Monica Sjöö and Barbara Mor, HarperSanFrancisco 1987.
The Guys Guide to Feminism by Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, Seal 2011.
How to Stay Out of the Gynecologist's Office by The Federation of Feminist Women's Health, Peace Press 1981.
I'm Not a Feminist But... by Adele Lang, Andrews McMeel Publishing 2003
Ladies Night: 75 Excuses to Party with Your Girlfriends by Penny Warner, Polka Dot Press 2008
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, published in 2013 by Knopf
Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Hackett Publishing Company, 2003
Male Fantasies by Klaus Theweleit, Minnesota 1987.
Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood by Carlos Andrés Gómez, Gotham Books, 2012.
Manifesta by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Farrar Straus Giroux 2000.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 by Julia Child, 1961.
The Marvelous Arthimetics of Distance (poems) by Audre Lorde, W. W. Norton 1984.
The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues by Angela Davis, City Lights Publishers 2012.
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World by Michelle Goldberg, Penguin, 2009.
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Del Rey 1984
The Once and Future Goddess: A Sweeping Visual Chronicle of the Sacred Female and Her Reemergence in the Cult Elinor Gadon, Harper 1989.
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions: by Gloria Steinem, published in 1995 by Holt Paperbacks
Pleasure and Danger edited by Carole S. Vance, Routledge 1984.
Porn for Women by Susan Anderson, Chronicle Books 2007
The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Our Culture by Liza Mundy, published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Ride 'Em Cowgirl! Sex Position Secrets for Better Bucking by Sadie Allison and Steve Lee, Tickle Kitty Press 2007.
Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween by Melissa Atkins Wardy, Foreword by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Chicago Review Press 2014.
Sex and Social Justice by Martha C. Nussbaum, Oxford 1999.
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris-Perry, Yale 2011.
Sisterhood is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium by Robin Morgan, Washington Square 2003.
Sisterhood is Powerful by Robin Morgan, Vintage 1970.
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde, Crossing Feminist Press 2012.
Sisters Singing: Blessings, Prayers, Art, Songs, Poetry and Sacred Stories by Women by Carolyn Brigit Flynn, self-published, 2009.
The Signifying Body: Toward an Ethics of Sexual and Racial Difference by Penelope Ingram, SUNY 2009.
Tickle Your Fancy: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Self-Pleasure by Sadie Allison, Tickle Kitty Press 2001.
Trilogy by H. D., New Directions 1998.
Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play by James C. Scott, Princeton 2012.
The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power by Audre Lorde, Kore Press 2000.
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, Virago 2001.
Victoria Woodhull's Sexual Revolution: Political Theater and the Popular Press in Nineteenth-Century America by Amanda Frisken, University of Pennsylvania 2004.
Walking with the Comrades by Arundhati Roy, Penguin 2011.
We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness by Alice Walker, New Press 2006.
We'Moon Mother Tongue Ink
The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks, Washington Square Press 2011.
Women, Culture, and Politics by Angela Davis, Vintage 2011.
Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis, Vintage 1983.
The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (new poetry), by Alice Walker, New Press 2013.