BookWoman began 45 years ago in an upstairs shop on Guadalupe. We started out as a collective called The Common Woman Bookstore (based on the Judy Grahn poem.) From there we moved into Susan's house at the time, and then we became BookWoman and moved to 6th Street. Then we moved to 12th and Lamar, and since 2008 we're located at 5501 North Lamar! BookWoman is located on Tonkawa, Comanche and Apache land.
As you remember your own rich herstory with BookWoman or as you start your sure-to-be-long relationship with her, remember that where you spend your dollars does make a difference. BookWoman's mission is to promote and elevate marginalized voices through literature, we strive to stock titles that you would not be able to find at big box stores.
1. Shop at BookWoman and tell your friends, neighbors, and family to shop here, too.
2. Give a BookWoman gift certificate to your friends, family, and anyone who needs to make their bookshelves more feminist.
3. BookGroups, order your group selections from BookWoman.
4. Authors, invite us to sell books at your publication parties and speaking engagements.
5. Proclaim your individuality with t-shirts and jewelry from BookWoman.