Visit this pop-up bookshop celebrating women, past, present and future for International Women’s Day.
‘Like a Woman’ will be open from March 5-9 in Shoreditch.
Hey Penguin, Thank you for This Female Author-Only Bookstore
From Margaret Atwood and Malorie Blackman to Iris Murdoch and Malala Yousafzai, the bookshop will show off female authors in all their glory. Sections in the bookshop will group authors in categories such as ‘Women making waves’, ‘Extraordinary lives’, ‘Inspiring reads’, ‘Women in science’, ‘Women to watch’ and ‘Women at work.’
‘Women’s voices being heard and taken seriously is key to achieving gender equality, and with The Like A Woman Bookshop we’re making room for those voices to be elevated and celebrated. We’re creating a space where readers can look to incredible writers, activists and pioneers for the inspiration to go forward and make change like a woman.’ – Zainab Juma, Creative Manager at Penguin Random House
The shop will hold live events (which are quickly selling out). At Looking Good with Bethany Rutter,the plus-size beauty blogger and editor of new book Plus+ will discuss who it is we dress for and what exactly it means to feel good. At Women at Work with the Live.Life.Better podcast, guests will watch a special live recording for International Women’s Day, hosted by mental health ambassador and author of Eat Happy: 30 Minute Feelgood Food, Melissa Hemsley. Female authors from various disciplines will discuss their experience in the business world and answer the questions: How do you put purpose at the heart of a business? Are feminine traits set to differentiate the successful leaders of the future? Can we find meaning in our work?
Event ticket sales will benefit Solace Women’s Aid, which has been providing support and shelter to London women for over four decades.
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