About The Feminist Bookshop

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. 
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 issues and ideas that are important to us.

Our mission is to offer resources, recommendations, support and motivation to people who are looking to challenge existing conditions and explore different ways of understanding the world and being in it.

We seek to:

Direct people to information and resources on issues that are important to them.

Inspire our community by sharing novels, stories and creative ideas which support us to visualise a different future and alternative ways of being. 

Connect people with work in which they feel seen, and with other individuals and communities with whom they can share ideas and discuss reflections and opportunities.

Encourage those around us, supporting and uplifting the work of marginalised communities, motivating people to engage with radical ideas, and to explore new possibilities.

We are so grateful to every single person who supports the work that we do and to all the amazing authors, creatives, NGOs, charities and businesses that help us work towards this mission. 
We can't wait to see you soon!
The Feminist Bookshop Team

The Feminist Bookshop Team


Founder & Owner. She/Her.

Ruth is the founder, owner and manager of The Feminist Bookshop.  Could give most people a run for their money with how fast she gets through a book. Is an encyclopedia for all things feminism and is the very definition of a good human.

Ruth's Picks


Retail Supervisor. She/They.

Hollie is our go-to fiction bookseller, who can usually be found with her nose in a book or four (probably a queer love story, sci-fi horror or an ARC she has managed to source somewhere). When Hollie doesn't have her nose in a book, she is out hunting in charity shops for, yep you guessed it, more books.

Hollie's Picks


Bookseller. She/Her.

Salomée is our queen of poetry and translated literature. She is a passionate activist with a spiritualist soul and a soothing reading voice. She will guide you to the book your heart most requires, even if you don't know what that is yet.

Salomée's Picks


Bookseller. She/Her.

Alessandra has such a wide range of taste in literature. Poetry, family saga, feminist epic, queer fiction, classics and contemporary... You simply won't be able to leave the bookshop without your next favourite read! When she's not reading, you might find her at the cinema or volunteering at local events.

Alessandra's Picks