Wendy Kirk

Screenshot from GWL Covid-19 Safety Procedures video - our librarian opens a plastic box for a visitor to place a returned book into. They are both wearing facemasks.

Introducing ‘Select and Collect’ book borrowing

We’re delighted to be able to start lending books again, with our new ‘Select and Collect’ service, which you can start using from Wednesday 2nd September.

Spanish writers and reflections from Laura

Just before we went into lockdown in March, we were lucky enough to have Laura, a Spanish researcher, on placement from Spain.  During her time with us, she introduced us to some wonderful Spanish writers at our weekly Story Cafe (and treated us to some delicious Spanish snacks too!). Laura’s been kind enough to share […]

Our July Book Picnic recommendations

Take a peek below at this month’s recommendations. I hope you find something that sparks your curiosity!

Fugitive Libraries

As an intersectional feminist museum, Glasgow Women’s Library works to highlight and redress structural inequalities, ensure that lived experiences are reflected in our collections, and enact change. We unequivocally stand in solidarity against racism, oppression and inequality. Over the coming days we will be reflecting, interrogating and further educating ourselves whilst sharing content which amplifies […]

Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

Red Dust Road saw me through the first few weeks of lockdown…

Our Book Bunk Friendship

Over the last year, we’ve been lucky enough to be working with a truly trailblazing organisation, Book Bunk.  You can read a bit more about our partnership, which is funded by the British Council, here.  You might have met the Book Bunk team when they visited us, or followed the GWL Nairobi crew on Twitter last […]

March by Geraldine Brooks

This is a gripping, powerful book. Reading it, I was impressed with the depth of Brooks’ research and how lightly it was carried – though complex, it was easy to follow and to remember the many and varied characters.

Star by star by Sheena Wilkinson

I really enjoyed this book. Stella is a hugely engaging character, even though her conviction that she knows what is best for everyone leads her into some terrible scrapes and embarrassing situations.

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

What a read! It’s funny and sad at the same time. Definitely recommend this book and look forward to more Gail Honeyman books.

So – what’s Story Cafe really like?

Story Café starts up again on 25th January, and we have lots of great things in store! Pauline, who is on placement with us from Hamburg, will be exploring German women writers on 15th February, and Louisina, one of our fantastic volunteers, will be sharing her love of Elena Ferante’s Neopolitan novels on 1st March. […]