Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind

Lending and Reference Library! Final Stretch Before the Grand Opening!


Greetings loved ones!!!!

We are in the final stages of opening something called the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind Reference and Lending Library in my community (out of my living room) so that people can have access to great books that can inspire and empower them to think about race and gender and sexuality and politics and everything that they may want to think about more.   I’m particularly collecting books that are not in the local libraries and I’ll be having library days starting in March in addition to the events I have here at the Inspiration Station when folks can look at the reference books, scan themselves copies of articles and chapters and borrow the lending collection to take home!

I’m really excited about it.  Since this summer when I started the process over 700 books have been donated!

You can see the books that I have entered so far (about half) here:
You can see the books that we are still “wishing for” on this amazon wishlist:


Hooray! Maybe you’d like to donate some books that you already have?  Email me at brokenbeautifulpress at gmail dot com.  OR maybe you’d like to start your own lending and reference library in your community?  OR if you live in Durham…maybe you’d like me to show you how you can catalog the books that you can share!

Much much love and booklust to everybody!!!



2 thoughts on “Lending and Reference Library! Final Stretch Before the Grand Opening!

  1. That was a cool list; I saved it to Delicious. I have Butler’s two Parable books, but unfortunately I’m not willing to part with them. Have you read her novel Wild Seed? It’s part of the Patternmaster series, the “first book” in it, though it wasn’t the first book she published.

  2. What a beatiful thing have you done girl! Sorry for my english, I´m a dominican black lesbian feminist from the organization La Candelá and i´ve been working on my own to develop a humble LGBT library, or a Black Lesbian Library with a lot of other books linked in some way to our struggles. I´ve had the support of Ana Maurine Lara, a PhD student at Yale, Black Lesbian Feminist, author organizer and anthropologist from DR, and Celiany Rivera, scholar and organizer at NYU, from Puerto Rico. But it has been so hard to find much more people interested in books, thinking, social revolution, sorority… So, keep on keeping on, sister, we need to hear, to read, to live ourstory, herstory and to develop our conciousness. Love.

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