Wendy Kirk

Dotter of her father’s eyes

James Joyce is a familiar name but how many people know about his daughter, Lucia? This graphic novel tells Lucia’s story and the author’s, Mary Talbot, whose father was a Joycean scholar.

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Contributed by Julie Howard who has been doing a study visit at the library this past week. Julie is visiting us from Colorado and is finishing her Master of Library Science Degree from Emporia State University.   Glasgow Women’s library celebrates your freedom to choose what you want to read! This past week they have […]

It’s pretty much the dream library…Megan’s thoughts on her library placement

The Women’s Library is such a diverse, inclusive and welcoming place, and I’m so grateful for the experience I’ve had here.

Artists in the Archive….

This coming July artists Ailie Rutherford and Flis Mitchell will be working with the archives at Glasgow Women’s Library responding to their newly housed archives collection. By grouping material from the archives together alphabetically, they aim to discovering playful and innovative ways of looking at the GWL materials. This process creates interesting juxtapositions of ideas […]


This trilogy is perfect for those who like to escape from reality and enjoy action, fantasy and romance all rolled into one.

Lisa’s intern experience :-)

Lisa, our wonderful intern from Canada, talks about her experience at GWL, which included a jam-packed Book Week Scotland!

Elizabeth Taylor is well-respected by other authors such as Antonia Fraser, Hilary Mantel and Anne Tyler. The latter has likened her to Jane Austen, a comparison I can see, particularly in A view of the harbour which examines the minutiae of everyday life.

Sisters of the Bruce by J. M. Harvey

Bringing the hidden history of such women to the forefront is exactly what Glasgow Women’s Library is all about, and this is a weighty contribution to that aim.

GENERATION: 25 Years of contemporary art in Scotland

These books stand to give a legacy to GENERATION, and will be a well-thumbed volume in my bookshelf. They are the written accompaniment to the series of exhibitions happening across Scotland this year, charting the past 25 years of art in Scotland.

The Rental Heart

Anything can and does happen in these short but satisfying stories where the laws of physics don’t apply and the only limitations are those of the human heart. Kirsty Logan is surely one to watch.