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Feminist Book Recommendations. [26 Jul 2008|06:45pm]

Cross posted at various feminist communities.

After regularly reading requests for feminist book recommendations I've decided to create a community for that very purpose.


The Feminist Library is a community in which members can recommend books to others. With the use of the tags and memory feature it is hoped that it will eventually provide a resource to the countless requests for book recommendations on feminist sites.

Books do not have to be explicitly feminist, just be of interest to some one with 'feminist ethics.' By this we mean it may have a strong female role model, show gay families in a positive light, include strong characters of colour (not just token references) or positively present children doing things that are gender non conformist. This community was mainly set up for people looking for books for their children and teenagers who were disappointed with many of the themes and messages in the books aimed at those age groups. However it is open to books aimed at any age group.

Both Fiction and Non-Fiction can be posted as long as they have a feminist message and are tagged correctly.

This is not a place to request a certain type of book. You can do so at communities like feministbooks and feminist_lit.

This community is not supposed to tread on the toes of the library thing, LJ Feminist site, simply to provide an alternative.
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Book distributor bankruptcy [09 Jan 2007|05:28pm]

[ mood | Activist ]

An American book distribution company called Advanced Marketing Services went into bankruptcy at the end of December. Now all of their assets are frozen, including those of their subsidiaries. One of the subsidiary companies, Publisher's Group West, is a major US distributor for independent and small press publishers, including feminist publishers like Cleis.

PGW had a very profitable year and isn't in trouble, but because they are owned by AMS, all of their assets are frozen, too, including their accounts payable, which means that it will be months or even a year or more before the small presses that distribute their books through PGW will get paid for books sold in the last quarter of 2006 (ie, their Christmas sales, which amount to 1/3 their annual income).

This is going to put dozens of small and alternative presses out of business.

So, if you were thinking of buying a small press book this winter or spring, do it now, and if possible, order the book directly from the publisher. Tell your friends to do the same.

More on how this is going to cripple many small presses.

A New York Times article on the bankruptcy

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Mary Daly's New Website [02 Jun 2006|04:58am]

Mary Daly's new website is here now!

Radical Elemental Feminist Mary Daly is available
for speaking engagements on your campus from Fall 2006-2008.

She is currently speaking on her new book, Amazon Grace,
which counters the necrophilic death-worship of the current U.S.
administration, their mishandling of the Katrina incident
and their racism and woman-hating worldwide.

Join Mary Daly in the fight for life on earth.
Visit her new website and tell your friends that she is here,
continuing the fight and providing biophilic encouragement
for humankind!


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[14 Jul 2005|10:11am]

If anyone brings up Harry Potter in here in the next couple of weeks (and I'm sure someone will want to...) please cut all information about the new book, simply because you never know what someone will consider a spoiler.

Thanks muchly!
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[12 Jul 2005|04:23pm]

And since kids' books are being discussed in feminist, what are some of your favorite adult novels, in terms of powerful female characters?
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