2. Join a Feminist Book Club
Book clubs are a great way to discover writing you may not pick up on your own from authors you wouldn’t ordinarily read. Astoria Bookshop is helping readers broaden their literary horizons with a feminist book club taking place at the end of March. The club aims to focus “on an intersectional exploration of women’s rights and status worldwide.” This month, the selected book is The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani. This title is available for purchase at the bookshop at 10% off all month long.
The Astoria Bookshop Feminist Bookclub will meet on Saturday, March 24 at 1pm at the bookshop, which is also hosting a Women’s History Month open mic event on March 8 from 7pm to 8pm. To inquire about the group, you can email Jen at [email protected]. You can also find more female-centric book clubs on Meetup.com, and if you prefer to read on your own, check out the selection of books on feminism, queer and gender studies, and other subjects at the volunteer-run Bluestockings Bookstore, Activist Center and Fair-Trade Cafe or at the newly open Cafe Con Libros in Crown Heights.