Bookshop of the month: April

This month we bring you ChickLit, Vienna’s feminist and queer bookshop. When naming the shop the co-owners, Jenny and Paula, decided to re-appropriate the much derided term. “All books are women’s books,” they told me. That’s why their slogan is ChickLit: Feminist Entertainment.

Find out more here. 

Bookshop of the Month: September

We’re excited to introduce a new feature at bookscombined.com, profiling the brightest and best of our region’s independent bookshops. September’s bookshop of the month is London’s pioneering Gay’s the Word, the UK’s first dedicated lesbian and gay bookshop.

Click here to read more about their unique story.

Queer Beauty of the Unexpected

Jane Ward

Jane Ward

In recent years my favorite books have centered around the unexpected and contradictory conditions of being human. Continue Reading ›

Underdogs and outsiders: discovering hidden histories

Thomas A. Foster

Thomas A. Foster

I loved buying books for my college classes at the start of a new semester. I eagerly anticipated what I’d learn about the world within those pages. Freshman year, astronomy fascinated me, as did a writing seminar on Apartheid in South Africa. Continue Reading ›