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Logo of Feminist Book Fortnight. Inital letters of organisation are used. The letters are embolded in lower case in black. A female gender symbol is seen hooked around the 'b'. The symbol is coloured purple.

Feminist Book Fortnight May 2019

We are happy to announce that Glasgow Women’s Library is one of many to participate in the event, ‘Feminist Book Fortnight’ in May 2019.

A green tinted cover that shows two women standing with their bikes. The text reads "Glasgow Women's Library: February to May 2019. “The first law of ecology is that everything is connected to everything else.” ― Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain"

Spring 2019 Programme Out Now!

Our Spring Programme 2019 is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL, take a look on our website, or download a pdf programme to find out all about events and projects happening this season.

New books you can borrow this month

From a one stop guide to the menopause to Sally Rooney’s second novel, the history of feminism and a courageous call to arms, collections by Samantha Irby, Nan Shepherd and Shatila Stories, or novels risking pain and consequence there is something for everyone.

Visual Communication Residency

We are again looking for a talented, positive and engaged emerging visual communication designer to join us for a residency for 12 months. This is a voluntary position, which we imagine is suitable for recent graduates (within the last year) or someone with equivalent experience.

Women in the Landscape Creative Writing Session at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, October 2018

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS! Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism

Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism Glasgow Women’s Library Saturday 30th March 2019 10am-4pm       Global ecological activism is built on the work of women. Yet the value of women’s environmental campaigning and action often remains invisible.         Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism, a partnership between researchers at universities […]

Linder's flag for Bower of bliss flying outside Glasgow Women's Library against a blue sky. The flag is a collage of bright pink mouths set in foliage like flowers.

Epic Eighteen: Thank you for a truly incredible year

I suppose that being drawn to reflect upon the past year is natural as we start to close up our wonderful Library for the festive period. As 2018 dawned, I truly didn’t think that it could have topped recent years, during which we embarked on renovation works, won multiple awards, welcomed more people through our doors than ever before and delivered incredibly exciting programmes of events. But as it turned out, 2018 was epic.

Writers and rebels – Bold Types 2018

Our intern Lisa tells us about her involvement in GWL’s Bold Types writing competition.   When I applied for my internship at GWL last spring, I was told that one thing I would be doing was to be a first round judge for a creative writing competition. At that point I had absolutely no idea […]

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Rare Artemisia Gentileschi Self Portrait to Tour to GWL in March 2019

While unveiling the newest addition to the national collection, the National Gallery also revealed some exciting plans for her future that we’re delighted to be a part of.

Our volunteers and staff recommend… Book Picnic of the month

Christmas is so close now, and we are sure that, just like us, you might be struggling with Christmas presents ideas. So why not get some inspiration through our new recommendations for the book picnic of this month?

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Announcing Our Bold Types 2018 Winners!

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of our Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2018 are Meg Macleod and Jay Andrew.