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In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re running a month-long raffle! In addition to featuring guest posts on our blog we’ll be linking to book excerpts from books authored by women on  Facebook and Twitter, and showcasing covers on Instagram.

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“Ivanova’s work is a fascinating exploration of the reception, reproduction, and reimagination of Sei Shōnagon’s The Pillow Book over time, focusing in particular on book history and publishing cultures of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries.” ~Keller Kimbrough, University of Colorado, Boulder On Monday you read about Sei Shōnagon, a highly educated woman who felt the weight of
“Garrett-Scott’s extensively researched and documented study is the first history of U.S. finance that puts African American women at the center. Banking on Freedom makes a tremendously monumental contribution to African American banking history, and it substantially enriches our understanding of U.S. finance and capitalism.” ~ Juliet E. K. Walker, author of The History of Black Business in
Our list of new books is now available! The Caring Heirs of Doctor Samuel Bard Profiles of Selected Distinguished Graduates of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Peter Wortsman Malebranche Theological Figure, Being 2 Alain Badiou. Translated by Jason E. Smith with Susan Spitzer. Introduction by Jason E. Smith. Vice, Crime, and Poverty
“Meticulously researched and persuasively argued, Unbinding The Pillow Book offers a dynamic portrait of one of the most important works of world literature and of the woman who wrote it more than a millennium ago. The Pillow Book has long been one of my favorite books; now, having read this engaging, wide-ranging exploration of the different meanings it has
Today for Women’s History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on a few published works by women in science. Naomi Oreskes, author of The Collapse of Western Civilization was a recipient of the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. Donna Dickenson is a philosopher who specializes in medical ethics and has authored more than 20 books on the topic