Reading Ideas

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp archives. Credit: Feminist Library, GWL, Mayday Rooms, Women’s Art Library Goldsmiths.

A Year in Six Books

This December I’m celebrating an anniversary – I’ve now been happily working in GWL for a full year, having joined the team as a development worker last December. Looking back on a packed year of ground breaking projects and personal learning it’s hard, if not impossible, to sum it up in a blog post. One of the great things about working in the women’s library (as well as the large variety of tea on offer) is being surrounded by such inspirational book shelves. It’s been difficult but I’ve chosen six books, that have punctuated this year in the library and would thoroughly recommend to others.

A group of ten people sitting on blankets on the grass. They are listening to a young woman who is holding a book.

Book Bunk Picnic

During our visit to Nairobi last month, we joined forces with the Book Bunk team for a Book Picnic like no other. Find out what books were recommended by the interns and staff from Book Bunk.

A book called Blether from the Scottish Book Trust

Blether

It’s Book Week Scotland!

List of Books by Theme for Young Women

A selection of books from our library young women might like to read.

Cover of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. The cover is stark black, with a stylised figure of a woman dressed in red with a white bonnet.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

One of our volunteers gives a brief review on a book she read recently.

Cover of Peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva. The book cover is yellow with repeated illustrations of a woman with short dark hair who seems to be entangled in a snaking dark cloud

New books you can borrow this month

Looking for something new to read? We’ve got you covered. Check out the new books we have in this month, and pop on by to borrow one. From poetry to graphic novels, I’m sure you will find something that takes your fancy.

Cover of The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. The book cover is dark blue, with a stylised female figure in pink emerging from a male figure that has been split in two like a chrysalis.

YA Recommendations

These books are a must-read for Young Adult fiction lovers. Whether you like being transported to the streets of New York battling mythical creatures, or travelling to far away lands where magic is everywhere, or even just going to high school, befriending an outsider, there is something here for everyone. 

New books to borrow

New books to borrow from the GWL bookshelves.

Story Cafe

Story Café Recap: Fantastic Kenyan Activism and Art

To celebrate this week’s Book Bunk visit to GWL, our Story Café Special focused on Kenyan writers and activists. Read a summary of the Kenyan fiction, films and organisations we discussed.

New Books For You To Borrow

There are several books in GLW, new Editing , different culture, real feats of adventures, biography books and emotional words as poetry. All these types are available now on our shelves. It is a new reading and borrowing opportunity in the Glasgow Women’s Library.