What She Said

What She Said

20% off* a selection of titles by women writers in March.

Despite the fact that books by women and men are published in roughly the same numbers, the representation of work by women writers in reviews in magazines, journals, newspapers and on radio and television is markedly less than their male counterparts.

The VIDA: Women in Literary Arts report and the Stella Count have shown that things are slowly improving, but we still have a ways to go.

This month we seek to highlight and redress this gender bias by presenting a selection of our favourite titles from women writers and creators from across the store.

We hope to introduce these fantastic authors to a new audience and to challenge you to think about who and how you read.

What She Said coincides with the All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House on March 4 and International Women’s Day on March 8, which is also when the 2018 Stella Prize Shortlist will be announced.


meet me in the bathroomMeet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011
by Lizzy Goodman

Charting the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s through the bands behind it and the cultural forces that shaped it, this is a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll.





DC Comics Bombshells #1DC Comics Bombshells vol. 1: Enlisted
by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage

As WWII rages across Europe, the Allied forces issue a call to arms for the greatest heroines the world has ever known- The Bombshells! With aid from their allies at home and abroad, these mighty women will turn the tide of war and defend those inviolable rights of Truth, Justice and Freedom.





by Nimko Ali

This taboo-breaking book shares the stories of pregnancy and periods, orgasms and the menopause, from women from all walks of life. From refugee camps to Oscar-winning actresses, to Nimko’s own story of living with FGM, each woman shares their own relationship with their vagina and its impact on their life.





women of a certain ageWomen of a Certain Age
edited by Jodie Moffat, Maria Scoda and Susan Sullivan

Fifteen very different life stories – a woman who does not expect to live until puberty, teens with secret inner lives; women who strive to belong and women who cannot wait to get away; women surprised by menopause and women embracing the unexpected freedoms of old age.





trauma cleanerThe Trauma Cleaner
by Sarah Krasnostein

Sandra Pankhurst has been many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. This is the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together.





Chasing The SkyChasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture
designed by Toko

This volume explores women at work in architecture – the joys and challenges of a creative profession and the culture of making; views on education, craft and technology; on collaboration and inventive processes; on formative influences and entrepreneurship; and on the relationship between architecture and society.




nakano thrift shopThe Nakano Thrift Shop
by Hiromi Kawakami

Amongst the general bric-a-brac in Mr Nakano’s thrift store, there are treasures to be found. Each piece carries its own story of love and loss – or so it seems to Hitomi, when she takes a job there working behind the till. This is a beguiling story of love found amid odds and ends.





bygone badass broadsBygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World
by Mackenzi Lee

Tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling gives new life to 52 bold and inspiring women, from the fifth century to the present day, who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time.




mirror sydneyMirror Sydney : An Atlas of Reflections
by Vanessa Berry

Delicately wrought essays and hand-drawn maps chart an alternative view of our harbour city, revealing suburban mysteries, hidden stories, and anachronistic sites. Berry casts an attentive eye upon overlooked, odd, and seemingly mundane places, tracing their connections and their significance to the city as a whole.




blazing worldThe Blazing World
by Siri Hustvedt

Artist, Harriet Burden, furious at the lack of attention paid her by the New York art world, conducts an experiment: she hides her identity behind three male fronts in a series of exhibitions. Their success seems to prove her point, but there’s a sting in the tail – when she unmasks herself, not everyone believes her…





glass universeThe Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars
by Dava Sobel

The story of a group of remarkable women employed by Harvard College Observatory as ‘Human Computers’ to interpret the observations made via telescope by their male counterparts each night. Sobel shines light on this group, who changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.




hark! a vagrantHark! A Vagrant
by Kate Beaton

Revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists are reimagined by cartoonist Kate Beaton in this perceptive, sharp and wonderfully irreverent collection.




children of blood and boneChildren of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi

Magic can burn, turn tides, light the darkness and bring back the dead. But magic is gone, those with power killed by order of a ruthless king. Zélie has one chance to bring back magic – can she control her powers and outwit her adversaries?





Charlotte SalomonCharlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?
edited by Judith Belinfante

Trauma haunts many of the pages of Salomon’s work – without comparison, these gouaches are a triumph of personal truth and individual expression. Life? Or Theatre? is an unrivalled opus magnum, dark with her early death, but luminous with her precision, her lyricism, and her courage.





heat and lightHeat and Light
by Ellen van Neerven

In this award-winning work of fiction, Ellen van Neerven takes her readers on a journey that is mythical, mystical and still achingly real. Over three parts, she takes traditional storytelling and gives it a unique, contemporary twist. This is an intriguing collection from an exciting talent in Australian writing.





CWA classicsCWA Classics
by the Country Women’s Association

The cooking skills of CWA members are legendary and this collection brings together their very best recipes, all of which use simple ingredients and are easy to make. Now you can learn from the experts!




white nightWhite Night
by Ellie Marney

Bo Mitchell has little on his mind except school, footy and friends. Rory Wild has grown up on a nearby commune and is attending a ‘normal’ high school for the first time. Bo is determined to find out everything about her, even her secrets…





The New Annotated FrankensteinThe Annotated Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley, edited by Leslie S. Klinger

Often reductively dismissed as a monster film or a cautionary tale about experimental science gone haywire, Frankenstein is brought to life with comprehensive annotations and lavish illustrations.




SQUISHY_1_FRONT_PRESSSquishy Taylor and the First Three Adventures
by Aisla Wild

Squishy Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there’s always plenty of mysteries to investigate!






persepolisPersepolis I & II: The Story of Childhood & The Story of a Return
by Marjane Satrapi

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran with the story of Satrapi’s life from the ages of six to fourteen. The overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq through this woman’s eye is immensely moving.





by Charlotte Gilman Perkins

When three American men discover an all-female society in the Amazon, they are shocked – all alone, the women have created a society of calm and prosperity. This feminist utopia that dares to threaten the very concept of male superiority – how could they survive without man’s knowledge, experience and strength?





prince and the dressmakerThe Prince and the Dressmaker
by Jen Wang

Prince Sebastian’s parents are looking for his future bride, but he is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is dressmaker Frances, one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes he wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness – how long can she defer her dreams to protect a friend?





*Not in conjunction with any other offer. Discount applies to selected marked titles only in store and online until 31 March 2018. See in store for full selection. 


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