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Katrin Talbot and Lisa Marie Brodsky

Local poets Katrin Talbot (St. Cecelia's Daze, In Which Miss Maybelline is Introduced to the Honorable Dr. Suzuki) and Lisa Marie Brodsky (We Nod Our Dark Heads) will be giving a reading and signing at A Room of One's Own!

Room's Annual Used Book Sale!

Summer is heating up, and Room is getting ready for our annual used book sale, which begins July 9th! From now through July 16 we'll be accepting donations of used books from our supporters, whether it's one book or several boxes.

Shameless Hussies Book Club

The Shameless Hussies Book Club will meet to discuss Like Life by Lorrie Moore.

Get 10% off this title when you buy it at A Room of One's Own!

About the book:

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ISBN: 9780375719165
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - August 27th, 2002

A Room of One's Own 35th Anniversary Celebration and "Madison Women Who Made A Difference" Wall Installation

Please join us for our 35th anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 9th at 2:00 pm at A Room of One's Own Bookstore.

We will provide sweets, tea, and coffee for this Mother's Day reception. There will be a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Room of One's Own Foundation, our non-profit charity for supporting the education of women and girls.

Anne Forbes, creator of The Wheels of Time and Place

The Wheels of Time and Place is a set of blank circular journals that you use to explore your home place and the home place in your heart. In creating your own wheels using the blank templates provided, you pay routine attention to cycles of day and night, phases of the moon, passing of the seasons, and your own growth and learning. The Wheels can serve as nature journals, storytelling journals, spiritual journals, or a combination.

Sarah White, Author of Write Your Travel Memoirs

Sarah White is an author and personal historian who believes writing a travel memoir is a spectacular opportunity to practice the craft of creative nonfiction writing. Her book offers five lessons packed with useful information, perfect for a writing workshop or self-study program.

Write Your Travel Memoirs: 5 Steps to Transform Your Travel Experiences Into Compelling Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984441303
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Person Productions - March 4th, 2010

The Onion A/V Club Profiles Room!

Jason Albert of The Onion A.V. Club wrote a great article about our store in honor of Room's 35th Anniversary. You can read the full text of the article at the A.V. Club website, and thanks to Jason for the great story!

Welcome to A Room of One's Own on the Web!

Please note, books found on the website may not reflect our in-store stock! Please call us at (608) 257-7888 to find out if we have a book in stock.

A Room of One's Own Feminist Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Madison, Wisconsin since 1975.

Contact Us

Where you can find us:
315 W. Gorham St
Madison, WI 53703

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We are centrally located just off of Madison's main downtown shopping area! We are on Gorham St. just a storefront down from Community Pharmacy, about half a block off of State St. 

Phone: (608) 257-7888
General email: room.bookstore@gmail.com
Events email: roomreadings@gmail.com

Monday-Friday :10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Room of One's Own Foundation (R.O.O.F.)

R.O.O.F. is the non-profit educational wing of A Room of One's Own Bookstore. The foundation was established in 2006 as a public charity for the educational benefit of women and girls. Programs are supported by a gift from a local feminist and from donations from you!


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