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Celebrating Women's History Month!

"One always has to wait until the sugar melts, the memory dies, the would scars over, the sun sets, the unhappiness lifts and fades away." --Simone de Beauvoir, The Woman Destroyed

March is for celebrating all of the women in your life and we've picked five titles from our in-store display to highlight! 

The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir 

In this literary classic, de Beauvoir's incredible sense of wry sympathy and exasperation is on full display in the three tales of women who are facing crisis in their lives. 

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan 

Set in 1345 China under Mongol rule, two children, a boy and a girl, are given two very different fates. For Zhu, the eighth-born son, is given the fate of greatness; for the second daughter, she is given the fate of nothingness. When Zhu is killed by despair, the forgotten daughter takes his identity to becomes a monk and decides to take fate into her own hands.

In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial by Mona Chollet, translated by Sophie R. Lewis 

Even centuries later, the infamous witch trials and the countless lives taken in both Europe and America still linger over the head of every woman and other. This book takes a dive into the historical and cultural effects of the trials and the label of "witch," and by examining modern society, Chollet explains how still, to this day, the witch is still on trial.

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib 

Samra Habib has spent their entire life learning how to protect themselves by hiding their true self; their religion, their identity, all of it could threaten their safety. When their family moves to Canada as refugees, a whole new set of challenges threaten their safety. In search of safe space to find who they are in faith, art, sexuality, and identity takes them across the globe to find something they had inside them all along.


Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

Burnout is different for women. How can women not exhaust themselves when the patriarchal world wants them to be one way (skinny, beautiful, obedient, etc.) and they are still trying to succeed and bridge the gaps that society has created? It's exhausting. Emily and Amelia Nagoski tell readers not to ignore the obstacles, but explain what women are up against, and how to fight back.

Interested in buying? Check out the list here!