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I've been trying to think of a name for a fictional mid-1970s women's bookstore (for the Jo book). Any suggestions?

The women's bookstore I worked at (in the mid-1980s, when I was an undergrad at UCLA) was called Bread & Roses. In many ways it was my favorite job I ever had, though I practically paid them to work there, what with all the books I bought. I really wish it (and Sisterhood Bookstore, my other local feminist bookstore) still existed.

Date: 2012-01-24 11:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/tesserae_/
I loved Sisterhood bookstore! I used to drive up from Irvine just to go browse the shelves there...

Date: 2012-01-24 11:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] usedtobeljs
Hmm. I immediately thought of London feminist bookshops -- Googling tells me that the famous one on Charing Cross Road was Silver Moon, and there was another called Sisterwrite.

Maybe that gives you a lead?

Date: 2012-01-25 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] willowgreen.livejournal.com
When I first came to California, there was one in Menlo Park called, I think, Three Sisters.

::googles::

No, it was Two Sisters! Here's a whole list of feminist bookstores in the U.S. and Canada:

http://users.rcn.com/seajay.dnai/fbn/stores/stores.html

My favorite feminist vegetarian cookbook, The Political Palate, was written by the Bloodroot Collective, a name I've always loved for its slightly threatening tone. How about Bloodroot Books?

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