Sylvania bookstore People Called Women will host an event to coincide with Toledo native Gloria Steinem’s speech for the public library’s Authors! Authors! Series on Nov. 18. Steinem will be talking about her book “My Life on the Road.” The bookstore event will be Nov. 15 from 2 to
4 p.m. and includes a discussion of Steinem’s new book, a feminist gathering and light refreshments.
People Called Women, which has been independently owned since 1993, is Ohio’s only feminist bookstore and one of only thirteen in North America. It is additionally the home of Toledo National Organization For Women and the Toledo Area Take Back the Night, as well as a center for book discussions, author signings and more.
This past year the bookstore has also created Steinem’s Sisters Library, a nonprofit community center that houses a library/archive of feminist literature in honor of the famous feminist, journalist, and activist’s hometown. People Called Women is offering a 30 percent discount on “My Life on the Road” for those who preorder the book by Oct. 24. Free raffle tickets will be given at the Nov. 15 event for the prize of a ticket to the Authors! Authors! discussion.
People Called Women is located at 6060 Renaissance Place.