Madison, WI -- A Room of One's Own Feminist Bookstore -- August 9, 2007
This was an abbreviated conversation—I was running to catch the bus.
They carry feminist and gay/lesbian issue books as well as a large general selection. While I was there a guy just bought Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins.
In their children's books they have a lot of multicultural titles and in their gift items--fair trade goods.
They have a couple of reading groups, one started by a guy who used to work there who always wanted to have a group called Shameless Hussy Reading Group. Recently they read Adverbs, by Daniel Handler. They also have a Transgender Reading group, which just read Whipping Girl, by Aishling Morgan.
Books she likes and recommends: anything by Atwood, a new novel called The Rope Walk, by Carrie Brown, and Whistling Down the Path, which is about growing up in Milwaukee, the author is young she said, but it’s a neighborhood she knows. (I can't find the book online--did I get the title wrong?) Also, Michale Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Deep Economy, by Bill McKibben (which I voted for for my own San Francisco Book club…hopefully it won? We still have to total the votes..)
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