Wendy Kirk

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. […]

Story Cafe highlights from 2017!

With 2017 hurtling towards the finishing line, we’ve been reflecting on some of the highlights from Story Café this year. There have been SO many! Here are some that really stick in our minds….. Trip to Edinburgh Book Festival Thanks to the wonderful organisation Open Book, we enjoyed an incredible day out at the Edinburgh Book Festival […]

The waiting by Regi Claire

This review has very kindly been contributed by an anonymous supporter of the library, who also wrote this book review ‘The Waiting’ is a novel about 2 life-long friends called Lizzie and Marlene. Lizzie looks back from old age on their friendship and other aspects of her life. Plot Marlene is unscrupulous, impulsive and irresponsible. […]

Suffragette stories for younger women

With the centenary of the first women getting the vote coming up in 2018, now is a great time to be learning more about the Suffragettes. Here are three novels for children and teens which introduce the subject in an interesting and exciting way.