The Feminist Bookshop is a radical independent bookshop and plant-based coffee shop based in central Brighton. The shop opened in November 2019 following a successful crowdfunding campaign.
The concept was born a couple of years ago when the bookshop's founder, Ruth, started running a feminist bookclub in living rooms around Brighton and Hove. Initially, Ruth was just looking to make some new friends and share a love of books about feminism, but the amazing community that grew out of it inspired her to take it to the next level - and convert her living room into a feminist bookshop!
The Feminist Bookshop seeks to build a community space, encouraging people to come together in a fun, inclusive and supportive space for open dialogue, discussion and debate. We are an intersectional, anti-racist, trans inclusive and LGBTQIA+ space and we actively work with charities and organisations to ensure the safety of these communities.
At the bookshop we seek to support, celebrate and promote women, non-binary and marginalised writers, creatives and entrepreneurs in all that we do. We stock a range of books written by and about women, non-binary and marginalised people, host events and provide a space to talk about the issues that affect us – all while sipping delicious coffees sourced from an awesome women-owned business (shout out to Girls Who Grind).
Watch the video for our November 2019 crowdfunding campaign here: