have you been to brighton’s feminist bookshop?

Exciting news for bibliophiles! The Feminist Bookshop – a bookshop which seeks to support and promote female writers as well as create a community space for all – is now open and we’re pleased to report it’s brilliant.

The bookshop has grown out of founder Ruth Wainwright’s feminist bookclub that she started running in living rooms around Brighton and Hove a couple of years ago. She moved on to hold a few pop-ups in the city, but the site on Upper North Street will be the store’s first permanent bricks and mortar space.

The new shop stocks around 1,000 titles, with books by women and non-binary folks covering a wide variety of genres, from fiction and poetry to literary essays, biographies and gender studies reference books, as well as a section for children’s and young adult books. Colourful art adorns the walls and there’s a cosy reading corner and a delicious plant-based cafe stocking goodies from Wani Vegan Bakery and Hello Love Bakery.

The team also want the new bookshop to be a space for anyone and everyone to come and discuss issues or bounce around ideas over a cuppa and cake, as well as a venue for events and workshops. On that note, they’ve already booked in their first workshop on 23rd November: life drawing with Bella Franks. See you there!

Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.00am – 6.00pm
48 Upper North Street, Brighton BN1 3FH