Event Guidelines

The Feminist Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which we ask all guests and speakers to respect. 

The bookshop is wheelchair accessible, however, our bathroom is not. To read more about our accessibility details, please visit this page here or feel free to get in touch.

SAFE SPACES POLICY 

This document outlines what you can expect from us at The Feminist Bookshop and what we expect in return from our community. We strive to be a safe, inclusive and supportive space and therefore have a zero tolerance policy for any kind of abusive behaviour - in person or online.  

Verbal Abuse

We ask everyone that uses our spaces to respect people’s identity, background, ethnicity and pronouns. Whilst we encourage debate and discussion within our bookshop, we also ask that people respect both our customers and staff members’ boundaries - please do not bring up topics of conversation that can be triggering or harmful without consent. 

Any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist or ableist slurs are extremely prohibited in the spaces operated and owned by The Feminist Bookshop. This inlcudes on the physical premises of the bookshop or any online platform that is owned or hosted by The Feminist Bookshop. If any verbal abuse is witnessed or flagged to us, you will be immediately asked to leave the premises and you may be refused re-entry. 

With regards to online verbal abuse, if this is detected your account will be blocked and appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that future abuse is prevented. During online events conducted via Zoom, we hold the right to remove you if you go against our safe spaces policy. 

Physical Abuse

Any form of physical contact that is intended to harm or violate someone is strictly prohibited in the spaces operated and owned by The Feminist Bookshop. This includes non-consensual contact (touching someone without their permission). 

This should go without saying but to be explicit any form of sexual contact, harassment and rape are also strictly prohibited. If at any point you feel threatened or uncomfortable please let a member of our team know and we will help you in every way possible. 

The Feminist Bookshop holds the right to remove you from the premisies and refuse entry if our safe spaces policies are breached. If you are removed during an event for any reason, you will not be given a refund.

Privilege

Be aware of the existing systems of oppression that operate and how your words, actions and opinions may be harmful or exclusionary to others.

Covid Safety

In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, we have implemented some safety guidelines. 

For admission into our events we are requesting everyone to have ONE of the following: 

Proof of negative PCR or lateral flow test result within 48 hours of the event

Proof of full vaccination at least 14 day ago (via the NHS app)

If you cannot show us either of these please get in touch with us at info@thefeministbookshop.com at least 24 hours before the event and will try to accommodate as much as we can.

Please note that if you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home and please get in contact with us at info@thefeministbookshop.com

Thank you all so much for your continued support and understanding!