Reading Ideas

October Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak […]

August Book Picnic

Recommended reads from our staff and volunteers: fiction and non-fiction giving women a voice and sharing their experiences.

Book covers (from left to right and up to down): Pachinko, Wives of Daughers, Wild Swans, Revolting Prostitutes, Selected poems by Rossetti, A Room of One's Own

Books at Glasgow Women’s Library I would recommend: to whom and why

Glasgow Women’s Library has an impressive collection of books. I often wonder about all the books I do not pick, all the books I do not even know the library has. So, here is my little list of books available at GWL I would personally recommend, to whom and why.

July Book Picnic

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet”, says American writer Jhumpa Lahiri, and we couldn’t agree more! After all, don’t we all need a little bit of adventure and travelling, especially nowadays? That’s why, on the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers come together to […]

Two book covers showing The Island Child by Molly Aitken with the GWL logo.

‘Stories Yet to Be Told’: Glasgow Women’s Library Chat to author Molly Aitken

Here from Molly Aitken as she answers a Q and A on her brilliant debut novel The Island Child.

June Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions…

Image shows a page from Kate's comic 'Sensible Footwear' shows stickers, people and significant dates for LGBTQ+ culture in the 80s.

In Conversation with Kate Charlesworth and Shazleen Khan: A Review for GWL’s Open the Door Festival

A review of my night at GWL’s Open the Door with Kate Charlesworth and Shazleen Khan talking all things graphic novels.

Image shows four Fearless issues. Issue most visible to viewer has Captain Marvel illustration. Lightning comes from her fists and she is in combat mode.

Women & Graphic Novels: A Guide

Hello everyone, it’s Ashley here to talk all things feminist and queer in graphic novels. On Tuesday, if you were on twitter, you might have noticed my thread on the GWL account that was a little guide of where to start with graphic novels if you’re unfamiliar to the medium or would just like to […]

May Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier Recommended by […]

April Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions… The Binding by Bridget Collins  Set in a […]