Reading for Wellbeing

From schoolgirl climate warriors to sea poems

The Women in the Landscape Resource List GWL’s Women in the Landscape project aims to reveal, to celebrate and to preserve women’s stories, experiences and environmental heritage. We called on […]

Online Reading to Keep You Company Through Isolation

As we all prepare to self-isolate in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we are sharing some reading you can access for free at home to keep you company while you stay safe inside.

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele.

Queer: A Graphic History, is a book by cartoonist Julia Scheele and Activist-Academic Meg-John Barker. It is both complex and simple, informative and questioning, funny and deep. It even manages to make those like theorists Michel Foucault and Judith Butler easy to understand if you’ve struggled in the past to get by their terminology!

Our volunteers and staff recommend…

Our most recent Book Picnic took place on Friday 20th and as usual was filled with exciting new recommendations.

Thoughts on The Hate U Give

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give tells the story of Starr, who witnesses her innocent best friend Khalil being shot wrongfully by police in her home of the “ghetto” of Garden Heights, and how she struggles to find her identity between her home and the suburban high school she attends. It describes how she handles her grief and how she deals with the legal enquiry to his death as the only witness to the incident.

Go Your Crohn Way:A Gutsy Guide To Living With Crohns Disease by Kathleen Nicholls.

Go your Crohn Way is, in the Scottish author Kathleen Nicholls words, a gutsy guide to living with Crohns disease and aims to ease those diagnosed with, or expected to […]

The ease of your pose, the grace of your silhouette. The way that your shoulders meet your slender neck *

Book review – “Being Emily” by Rachel Gold (Bella Books 2012) – available from Glasgow Women’s Library   I was sniffing about the fiction section of the library while waiting […]

Buddha Da

Once the first page is opened you can’t put it down. An absolute treasure of a book.

Reading Group for Muslim Women

  The next book for the Reading Group has arrived!  The book is called ‘Khadija; The first Muslim and wife of Prophet Muhammad’ which explores the birth period of Islam […]

The living mountain

This is not an epic climb to a summit, it is a savouring of sleep on the heather of a sun warmed mountainside, of a gentle communion with foals and plants and rivulets.