The Second Shelf: A Feminist Bookshop About Rare Books, First Editions, and Future Classics in Soho

The Second Shelf: A Feminist Bookshop About Rare Books, First Editions, and Future Classics in Soho

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A N Devers, a writer and an arts journalist based in London, started an online store about feminist rare books, first editions, and manuscripts, and plans to open a bookshop in Soho.     Image Via The Second Shelf     Devers came to the idea of “The Second Shelf” in 2014, and since then she aimed to become an official “bookwoman” to balance the bookselling markets. In her interview at Guardian, Devers mentioned how the word “bookman” not only generalizes the concept of what we think of the people collecting books, but also dominates the whole book retailing process. This occurs in …