The Women's Library

Books by, for and about women – run by volunteers

Bargain Books

Please buy our books! The Women’s Library has a large selection of new and second-hand books to choose from, all at the incredible price of $2 each, 3 for $5, or even better prices if you buy in bulk.

We have

  • general fiction
  • feminist fiction
  • lesbian literature
  • Penguins
  • Virago
  • non-fiction – women’s health, politics, history
  • ex-library books

All purchases support the continued functioning of The Women’s Library, so please come take a look!

Examples of what’s in stock – April 2017

Tall Poppies – Successful Australian Women talk to Susan Mitchell

The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker

The Last Precinct – Patricia Cornwell

Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Avonlea – L. M. Montgomery

Growing Rich – Fay Weldon

Puffball – Fay Weldon

Darcy’s Utopia – Fay Weldon

First Lady: A History-Making Solo Voyage Around the World – Kay Cottee

The Rainbow – D. H. Lawrence


Featured author: Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon is a well-known feminist author whose novels examine the sometimes fraught relationships between men and women. She is probably best known for The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil, which was made into both a mini-series and a movie. The Women’s Library has a selection of her works for sale, including her first novel, The Fat Woman’s Joke.

Featured author: Radclyffe

Radclyffe (Dr. Lenora Ruth Barot) writes lesbian romance, erotica, and mystery.  The Women’s Library currently has a good selection of Radclyffe’s novels for sale, including several books in the Justice series, published by Bold Strokes Books.

Shield of Justice

One is a cop, sworn to protect and serve—one is a physician, sworn to heal. Together they become reluctant allies in the battle for justice. 

Special Crimes Unit investigator Detective Sergeant Rebecca Frye is attempting to solve a series of sexual assaults and running into dead ends at every turn. Finally, she has a break in the case—a witness—one person who may help her bring a madman to justice. But the witness is a victim herself and Rebecca must convince the injured woman’s physician, Dr. Catherine Rawlings, to assist her, a task that brings each woman face-to-face with her own darkest fears. 

Amidst professional conflicts and a growing mutual attraction, the two women join in the battle to trap the perpetrator before he strikes again.