Bookstores Promote Women’s History Month on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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This March, booksellers took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote Women’s History Month. Many of the posts collected here by Bookselling This Week feature creative book displays fashioned by indie stores.

Fountain WHM display

Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia, posted on Facebook: “Come celebrate Women’s History Month with us!”
Prairie Lights WHM

Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, Iowa, posted on Facebook: “Celebrate Women's History Month with a 20% discount on books in our Women’s Studies Section throughout March. And, be aware, you interrupt a woman reading at your own peril! #Women’sHistoryMonth”

OBX Island Bookstore WHM display

Island Bookstore in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, posted on Twitter: “From Black History Month into Women’s History Month, find a book to elevate your knowledge! #blackhistorymonth #womenshistorymonth #islandbooksobx #islandbookstoreobx #readeveryday #bookstagram #buylocalobx

Literati WHM sign

Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, posted on Twitter: “Quote of the month, Women's History Month edition.” The sign in the post reads: “'Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law. The ability to tell your own story, in words or images is already a victory, already a revolt.’ -Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me.”
Brick and Mortar whm display

Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond, Washington, posted on Twitter: “March is upon us, and we’re excited to celebrate Women’s History Month at the bookstore! We have some fantastic books on display, from histories of women in science to picture books about inspirational women around the world. Come take a look!”

Foggy Pine WHM display

Foggy Pine Books in Boone, North Carolina, posted on Twitter: “March is Women’s History Month and over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite female authors with you. Today we’re featuring some of Mary’s (the owner) favorite female authors. From fantasy to literary fiction to southern classics and YA, Mary reads widely and enjoys sharing her new favorites with her customers. Drop by today to pick up one of these titles and stay tuned to see what the rest of our staff has to share! What are some of YOUR favorite books by women? Tell us in the comments”

Sherman's WHM display

Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shops, which has multiple locations in Maine, posted on Instagram: “Look at all these stunning new books we have for you! What are you most excited to read? #books #reading #bookstagram #lovebooks #bibliophile #readallthebooks #bookish #bookworm #newbooks #newrelease #fiction #history #womenshistorymonth #shoplocal #shopmaine #maine #shopindie #lovemaine #maineauthors”


Powell's WHM "the invisibles" graphic

Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, posted on Instagram: “Society didn’t give them a voice, so they found their own — powerful ones wielded to bring their perspectives and experiences from the margins into the forefront. We’ve rounded up a selection of compelling memoirs written by women whom society has long silenced, whether they are transgender, sex workers, refugees, POC, disabled, or poor. Click the link in bio to learn their stories. #powellsrecommends #womenshistorymonth”