Blog

A Very Bold Promo!

If this blog interests you, join us for our Bold Types Showcase, and hear the shortlisted writers read from their work. An encouraging and creative evening of celebration!

November’s Digital Book Group Read: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Here is our new book of the month for our digital book group!

Inspirational Herstories

We have a wide selection of books about the suffrage movement. This blog is about 3 of them, and they are:-
* “From Liberal to Labour With Women’s Suffrage: The Story of Catherine Marshall” – which is a good read but a wee bit academic.
* “The Right To Vote An’ A’ That: a hundred years of Scottish Women Singing” – which is a little lyric book which singers could take out and about with them.
* “Caroline Phillips: Aberdeen Suffragette and Journalist” – which is a champion to Aberdeen Art Gallery’s unique correspondence collection.
All of them illustrate the important contribution women have made to history.

Introducing our new intern

I am Lisa and I will be an intern here at Glasgow Women’s Library for the next three months. When I am not in Scotland I am a student of Bremen University, Germany, working on a degree in English-Speaking Cultures and Political Sciences. After adjusting to the Scottish weather (which is not too bad . […]

Our volunteers and staff recommend… Book Picnic of the month

What a great way to welcome autumn and October with our monthly Book Picnic. Here are the books recommended on Wednesday 3rd October. It was funny to notice that most of the covers of the books brought were related to birds and feathers.   Pauline recommends: Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather by Tessa Boase A fascinating and […]

10 cool facts about my internship with GWL

It is here. My very last blog post for GWL now that my internship is coming to an end. As farewells are never easy by their nature, I thought long and hard about the tone of this blog post. Should I give it the mournful voice of my heart? Or should I make this a […]

Some last steps in research before I say goodbye…

Our intern Jeanette just published her last monthly blog post before her return back to Germany. We will greatly miss her!

Review: Schicksalsfäden – Women’s histories in thread and fabric

Glasgow Women’s Library is delighted to have been receiving numerous wonderful books, some of which come from our partners. In this review, our intern Jeanette looks at a collection of tapestries made by different international women and women’s groups. The book is a gift from the Women’s Cultural Museum of Furth, Germany.

Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops Tillie Olsen Wish List

Ahead of the first research workshop ‘Hitherto Unknown’ we launch a call out for books in Tillie Olsen’s reading lists to help complete the collection at Glasgow Women’s Library.

Suffragette Talk: Who was Pleasance Pendred?

Our intern Jeanette made a great discovery: a suffragette named Plesance Pendred may have operated under an alias. In this blog post, she introduces into her research and assertions.