The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability
Revolutionaries in a Capitalist System 1976–1980
Chapter 2 begins with the founding of the Feminist Bookstores Newsletter (FBN; later the Feminist Bookstore News) at the first Women in Print gathering on a Nevada campground. In these first years of the network created by the FBN, bookwomen fulfilled their vow to be revolutionaries interrupting “a capitalist system.” On a national scale, they taught each other how to influence the publishing industry and feminism in a practice of accountability to address racism in feminist movements. Painful moments of crisis at the bookstores interrupted efficient capital in productive ways: this affective work kept feminist bookwomen’s...