Thursday, August 5, 2010

Awesome feminist book store: Women & Children First

I was in Chicago yesterday and without internet access when I got a text message informing me that Prop 8 had been overturned (although this will be appealed). That good news put me in a fantastic mood which was added to by a visit to quite an amazing book store in Andersonville called Women & Children First.

This is the kind of book store where, say, on your first visit, you could be looking at a book, make a face, and the women working will ask you if you want to talk about it. It was amazing to interact with such knowledgeable and friendly women in such a welcoming environment. It was the best experience I've ever had in a book store.
Complete with an impressive amount of all kinds of feminist/gender/queer theory and literature (and quite an awesome collection of zines) and even a "Kid's Corner," this store is definitely at the top of my list of favorite places in Chicago.


Comrade Kevin said...

When so many LGBT bookstores are going out of business, it's nice to see that some still exist. In my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, a gay/lesbian bookstore existed for several years, but has long since gone out of business.

Amelia said...

That's sad to hear! I think these kinds of stores have so much to offer people who want a more inclusive book store experience.

I had such a good experience with the women and atmospher at Women & Children First that I spent $25 on my first visit, and definitely plan on returning and giving them more of my business.