Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

New Books - Women / Feminism

Sisters doing it for themselves - memoirs, activism, herstory ... (browse related category Feminism & Women )

Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution - by Selina Todd - £18.99
The ground-breaking, firebrand playwright who changed our cultural and social landscape and put working-class lives centre stage.   On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus ... more

The Vagina Bible - by Dr. Jennifer Gunter - £14.99
Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? Does pubic hair have a function? Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen? Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex? What’s the truth about the HPV vaccine? So many important questions, s ... more

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - by Saidiya Hartman - £17.99
At the dawn of the twentieth century, black women in the US were carving out new ways of living. The first generations born after emancipation, their struggle was to live as if they really were free. Their defeats were bitter, but their triumphs beca ... more

You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships - by Deborah Tannen - £9.99
A Washington Post Notable Book of 2017.  Deborah Tannen’s bestselling You Just Don’t Understand: Conversations Between Women and Men made us aware of the deep and subtle meanings behind the words we say. She has since explored the way we ... more

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me - by Keah Brown - £12.99
From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.  Keah Brown ... more

Sex, Power, Money - by Sara Pascoe - £14.99
Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans – sex, power and money.  Following her hit book Animal, Sara Pascoe decides to confront her fear of the male libido, and turns her attention to th ... more

Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide - by Cathia Jenainati, Judy Groves and Jem Milton - £13.99
What is feminism? Why are we still talking about it, and what can it tell us about ourselves, our societies and prejudices?   In this unique, illustrated introduction, we’ll explore the early history of conscious struggle against sexist op ... more

Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot - by Vivien Goldman - £13.99
As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes—identity, money, love, and protest—to explore what makes p ... more

Hormonal: A Conversation About Women's Bodies, Mental Health and Why We Need to Be Heard - by Eleanor Morgan - £13.99
Hormonal explores everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the ‘hormonal’ woman. It is a compelling portrait of the modern landscape of women and health, showing us how to navigate sti ... more

To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe - by Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande (Editors) - £18.99
In a divided continent, Black women and women of colour come together to undertake creative resistances and imagine radical new futures.   This book brings together activists, artists and scholars of colour to show how Black feminism and Afro ... more

A History of Women's Lives in Liverpool - by Gill Rossini - £12.99
The story of Liverpool’s women is one of diversity and contrast. This iconic port has welcomed countless nationalities over the centuries, both as residents and passing migrants; it has experienced both great prosperity, and crushing poverty. Liver ... more

The Electricity of Every Living Thing: A Woman's Walk in the Wild to Find Her Way Home - by Katherine May - £8.99
Perfect for fans of The Salt Path and The Outrun, this book is a life-affirming exploration of wild landscapes, what it means to be different and, above all, how we can all learn to make peace within our own unquiet minds.  In August 2015, Ka ... more

Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You - by Sofie Hagen - £12.99
‘I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that – it has taken a lot of work and a lot of time. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.’   In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she re ... more

Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer - by Sue Nelson - £8.99
THE BIOGRAPHY OF WALLY FUNK, AS SEEN IN THE ACCLAIMED MAJOR NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY MERCURY 13.  In 1961, Wally Funk was the youngest of thirteen American female pilots in the Woman in Space programme. Her mission was to become one of the first women a ... more

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good - by adrienne maree brown - £14.00
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life?   Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the ans ... more

Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists - by Celia Brayfield - £19.99
Shelagh Delaney • Edna O’Brien • Lynne Reid-Banks • Charlotte Bingham • Nell Dunn • Virginia Ironside • Margaret Forster   In London in 1958, a play by a 19-year-old redefined women's writing in Britain. It also began a movement ... more

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - by Brittney Cooper - £13.99
So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting ... more

Can We All Be Feminists? - by June Eric-Udorie (Editor) - £9.99
"The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read" (Bustle), edited by a remarkable and inspiring nineteen-year-old activist who the BBC named one of 100 "inspirational and influential women" of 2016.   Why is it difficult for so many wom ... more

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture - by Roxane Gay - £9.99
Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.  In this valuable and timely ... more

Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia - by Tracey Thorn - £14.99
“I'm not the only person to have grown up stifled and bored in suburbia, it's almost the law.”   A Sunday Times top ten bestseller. An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Bedsit ... more

What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway) - by Nimko Ali - £14.99
14 countries, 42 women, each with a story no one has heard before.   What do you do when you're living on the streets and on your period? What does it feel like to have a poo after you've given birth? How do we learn to love our bodies again a ... more

This Woman's Work - by Julie Delporte - £18.99
A profound and personal exploration of the intersections of womanhood, femininity and creativity.  This Woman’s Work is a powerfully raw autobiographical work that asks vital questions about femininity and the assumptions we make about gender. ... more

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change - by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi - £12.99
A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates.  As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like ... more

The Beekeeper of Sinjar - by Dunya Mikhail - £8.99
In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has been persecuting the Yazidi people, killing or ens ... more

Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday - by Paolo Parisi - £12.99
Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was wh ... more

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible - by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené - £9.99
"Arguably the book for 2018"(Observer) The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.  Elle’s 12 addictive books you ... more

Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now - by Helen Pankhurst - £9.99
Why is it taking so long? Despite huge progress since the suffragette campaigns and wave after wave of feminism, women are still fighting for equality.  Why will we have to wait until 2069 for the gender pay gap to disappear in the UK? Why, in 20 ... more

Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women's Prison - by Mim Skinner - £16.99
Darkly funny, heartbreakingly poignant and stark in its revelations about the UK’s attitude towards people on the fringes of society and women in general, JAILBIRDS is this year’s book you need to read.   “Did you know:  – that ... more

The Apology - by Eve Ensler - £16.99
"One of the most shatteringly brilliant books I have read. As soon as I finished it, I read it again, and again, and again"( Decca Aitkenhead, Sunday Times) Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. S ... more

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy - by Sheila Moeschen, illustrated by Anne Bentley - £15.99
A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty ... more

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence - by Kristen Ghodsee - £8.99
The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly: unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives.  If done properly, socialism leads to economic independence, better labour co ... more

This is Us: Black British Women and Girls - by Kafayat Okanlawon - £9.99
This is Us captures a lifetime of lived experiences from Black British women, retelling their stories of challenges and hardships, triumphs and strengths. Collected by Kafayat Okanlawon from strangers, acquaintances, friends and family, the book ties ... more

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - by Caroline Criado Perez - £16.99
THE #3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER   Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.   Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car acc ... more

The Faculty of Dreams - by Sara Stridsberg - £13.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019   In April 1988, Valerie Solanas – the writer, radical feminist and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol – was discovered dead in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco. She wa ... more

The Guilty Feminist - by Deborah Frances-White - £8.99
In 2015 I described myself as 'guilty feminist' for the first time. My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.   A funny, joyful, frank and inspir ... more

So Here I Am: Speeches by Great Women to Empower and Inspire - by Anna Russell, illustrated by Camila Pinheiro - £18.99
Discover the inspiring voices that have changed our world, and started a new conversation.   The first dedicated collection of seminal speeches by women from around the world, So Here I Am is about women at the forefront of change – withi ... more

In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court - by Brittney Griner - £12.99
Hailed by ESPN as the world s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her stre ... more

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai - £16.99
Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.   Malala’s experiences visiting refu ... more

Clothes, Music, Boys. - by Viv Albertine - £6.99
In 1970, Viv Albertine knew she wanted to be in a band, but had never seen a woman play electric guitar. Seven years later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-female punk band, the Slits. This is the story of how, through sheer will, ... more

East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia - by Sue Perkins - £8.99
Follow Sue Perkins' extraordinary adventures across southern Asia in this fabulously funny travelling tale.   'A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the rem ... more

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir - by Ani DiFranco - £20.00
A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco.  In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of ... more

Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You - by Masie Hill - £12.99
A profound and practical blueprint for aligning daily life with your menstrual cycle.  Period Power is the handbook to periods and hormones that will leave you wondering why the hell nobody told you this sooner.  The hormones of the menstrual ... more

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves - by Glory Edim - £14.99
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives – but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book. ... more

Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister - by Anne Choma - £8.99
'There are more ways than one of being happy… I am living proof of this.'   Anne Lister was remarkable. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to defin ... more

"For the Sake of the Women Who Are To Come After": Manchester's Radical Women 1914 to 1945 - by Michael Herbert - £5.95
This book tells the dramatic stories of Manchester women who campaigned for social change and progress in the years between 1914 and 1945.  It includes women who: campaigned during the First World War for a just and lasting peace that would prevent ... more

Hope is the Thing with Feathers: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - by Emily Dickinson - £12.99
Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women — to encourage, challenge, and inspire.   One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day i ... more

Dayglo! The Creative Life of Poly Styrene - by Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe - £25.00
Poly Styrene was a singer-songwriter, an artist, a free-thinker, a post-modern style pioneer and a lifelong spiritual seeker: a true punk icon. But this rebel queen with the cheeky grin was also a latter-day pop artist with a wickedly perceptive gift ... more

To Throw Away Unopened - by Viv Albertine - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018   What was I fighting for? Even now I’m not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic.   Every memoir is a battle between reality and invention - but in her follow up to ... more

Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life - by Peggy Orenstein - £16.99
Named one of the "40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years" by the Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. Her writing has broken ground and broken silence ... more

We Are Feminist: An Infographic History of the Women's Rights Movement - by Helen Pankhurst (Foreword) - £12.99
We Are Feminist is an accessible and fully-illustrated book that tells the story of the women's movement over the past 150 years. In a fantastic gift format, it's the perfect introduction to modern feminism for anyone who wants to learn more about th ... more

Heart Berries: A Memoir - by Terese Marie Mailhot - £8.99
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Whiting Award for Non-Fiction Selected by Emma Watson as an Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick   Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on an Indian Reservation in the Pac ... more

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2019 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page