Other Feminist Spaces

This section of the directory includes other feminist spaces, such as museums, bookshops, and more, which are not necessarily libraries or archives, but do include a wealth of resources for feminist book and history lovers.

East End Women’s Museum

A public history project aiming to record, share, and celebrate women’s stories and voices from east London’s history. Working towards opening the East End Women’s Museum in a permanent home in Barking – in the meantime a ‘kitchen table museum’ without an office or a building.

Feminist Studies Association

The FSA is a UK and Ireland based network promoting feminist research and teaching, and women’s studies nationally and internationally. The Association works to advance women’s, feminist and gender studies as a field of knowledge, and works for the inclusion of feminist teaching, research and knowledge in all fields.

The Feminist Bookshop

Latest addition to the already colourful alternative scene in Brighton, also a cafe and events space. The bookshop seeks to support, stock and promote self-identifying female and non-binary writers, creatives and entrepreneurs in all that they do.

Friends of the Women’s Library

The Friends of The Women’s Library have supported The Women’s Library over more than thirty years, playing a vital role in promoting and ensuring the continued growth and distinctive identity of the Women’s Library.

Pages Cheshire Street bookshop

A Brick Lane based sister shop to Clapton’s award-winning bookshop, Pages of Hackney. It stocks an eclectic selection of books by women, trans and gender diverse writers.

Persephone Books

Based in the heart of London, Persephone Books is both a publisher and a bookstore, reprinting and selling neglected fiction and non-fiction by early women writers.

The Second Shelf bookshop

Stocks rare books by women, manuscripts, rediscovered books and first copies. Based in Soho, London.

Vagina Museum

The world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, in London.

Women’s Museum Ireland
The Women’s Museum of Ireland is a project that aims to promote the formal recognition of the role of women in Irish history as well as the role of Irish women abroad. It currently exists as a virtual museum and temporary pop-up exhibitions.

*Other radical bookshops around the country