There are many libraries around the world which people make a point of visiting: those that are particularly grand, with exceptionally vast collections, or that have become landmarks within their cities.
However, some libraries stand out not because of their size or prestige, but because of the cultural significance of their collections. All around the world, groups of women have come together to create women’s libraries: spaces completely dedicated to women, their literature, and their history.
It is no secret that our understanding of history and literature is, for the most part, dominated by men. By celebrating the literary and cultural influence of women throughout the ages, these fascinating projects are doing the crucial work of highlighting how women have shaped their communities and changed the world.