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BookWomen Magazine
A readers' community for those who love women's words
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BookWomen is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to: building a community of readers and celebrating the joys of living with books. We explore the place of reading and books in women's lives and we spread the word about women writers and their work. We also support independent booksellers and publishers.

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In BookWomen you'll find features such as:

  • Reader Profile, an interview with one of our readers
  • From Mollie & Glenda, find out the inside scoop on our thoughts and doings
  • Author interviews, always interesting to know what shapes the writer
  • Readers write, where subscribers' voice their thoughts and recommendations
  • BookWomen Quiz, here you can test your literary skills
  • Footnotes: news from and about the book world.

Plus, articles and features by, for and about women readers and writers, on topics such as: bookscapes in our lives, reading friendships, the sensuality of books, independent booksellers and presses, reading as a feminist act, reading on the road, books for children and much more!

Issue: June–July 2016, Table of Contents

Living a book life: Profile of a BookWomen Reader
Debbie Rubin's love of books and reading began before her earliest memories and
has been a constant in her life ever since.


A book that changed my life.
In her poetry, Sharon Olds shows women poets how to be honest about their own
experiences. By Marjorie Saiser.


Deep reading in spring: G.M.'s Column:
Three books elicited deep discussion from readers groups in Arizona this spring.
By Glenda Martin.


My winter of short stories
A personal reading challenge leads to surprising and satisfying discoveries.
By Michele Holzwarth.


Too much stuff.
When a big move into a small space looms, a reader needs a plan for dispersing
her books. By Char Follet.


To write a life
When you want to write about your life, turning to memoirs by other women can be
an inspiration and affirmation. By Beth Harrison.


Up close with Gloria
We all need good 'role models of living in the present.' Gloria Steinem fills the bill.
By Janet Mazur.


Great tide rising.
Writer-philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore turns to climate activism in a time of
planetary peril. By Mollie Hoben.


Readers digest:
Excerpts from the news about books and reading

On the road to Red Cloud.
Willa Cather's small home town offers much to any fan of her work and anyone
with interest in history and prairie land. By Glenda Martin.


Texas tales in bloom.
Texans love their bluebonnets, their dogs, and Lady Bird Johnson. Consider these
good books about all three. By Zoe Irene VanSandt.


Readers write:
What's on your mind? What's on your bookshelf? We want to know, and so
do other bookwomen, so drop us a line (or a few!) and we'll get the word out.


Winning women writers:
Prizes, awards and recognition.

And the winner is...
BookWomen Quiz: "Who Am I?"

Young readers
Never too early to learn to love books

The last word
Women on: land. From Rosalie Maggio's website. quotations by women.com

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