Memory-Sharing Meetup at the former Womanbooks

April 20, 2023 | 5 PM

former Womanbooks, Upper West Side, Manhattan
201 West 92nd Street
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Did you shop at Womanbooks? We’re sounding a “call for memories” from former customers and supporters with an informal memory-sharing meetup and recording session outside the former location of what was the second feminist bookstore in New York City. All are invited to meet Project manager Amanda Davis and our communications team outside 201 West 92nd Street where we’ll record (lo-fi on iPhones) your recollections of this important community space. Swing by for 10 minutes, say hi, share your story!

Open from 1975 to 1987, Womanbooks sold books written, published, and printed by women, many of which could not be found in mainstream bookstores, including many titles on lesbianism and female sexuality. The bookstore doubled as a women’s center where women could gather regardless of sexuality, race, or political affiliation.

Exterior of Womanbooks with flag and banner, 1979. Courtesy of the Lesbian Herstory Archives.