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Ohio bookstore shelves male-authored books backward to spotlight women

  • Ohio bookstore Loganberry Books is giving female authors the floor on International Women’s Day with a visual reminder of the publishing industry’s stunning gender disparity.
  • Starting on March 1, the staff began turning all male-authored books on the store’s hardcover and paperback fiction and poetry shelves backward, leaving only the spines of books by women visible.
  • Harriet Logan, the store’s owner, said the project serves the dual purpose of illustrating an injustice while simultaneously seeking to rectify it.
  • “By turning the books around, the whiteness of the page creates a different contour and color than what you’re used to seeing on a wall of books,” Harriet Logan said in a Wednesday interview.
  • “It’s also, of course, very easy to find women’s books because they jump off the selves. And browsing, you’re probably more likely to pick one up.” Read more (3/17/18 1:13 PM)

newtascamanders  asked:

I called the Cincinnati Ohio bookstore for Chris's book signing and you either have to buy a book/ticket over the phone or in the store! The number to call is (513) 396-8960!!

Thank you very much for that info! The event information is not on their website yet, but the manager assured me it’ll be updated soon. Here is their website:

[josephbeth.com]

(513) 396-8960

Sunday, July 16 at 6pm

Corbett Center Theater

108 W. Central Pkwy Cincinatti, OH

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Remember when I mentioned the bookstore I went to a couple of weeks ago? We went to the book loft in the German Village in Columbus. The book store is inside a really old house, there’s four levels, with so many different rooms and hallways. It’s such an intricate maze! Every room has it’s own theme. The horror section is one tiny cramped hallway with flickering fluorescent lights. There are even books in every cranny and corner. If you buy something there you can take your receipt to the cafe next door and get 20 percent off your meal. A lovely way to spend a cold day!