Waterstones to launch female author only pop-up

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Waterstones has announced the launch of a pop-up book store that will only stock books written by women.

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, the book retailer will launch the pop-up in partnership with publishing giant Penguin.

Dubbed the “Like A Woman” store, it will open in Rivington Street in Shoreditch, east London, between March 5 and 9.

Books will be arranged in categories based on the impact the author had on society, including “women to watch”, “your body” and “changemakers”.

Customers can purchase books from authors including author Margaret Atwood, Harriet Harman, Elif Shafak, Zadie Smith and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and be able to choose to donate their purchase to children in Solace Women’s Aid refuges.

Live events will also be held at the site, which according to Penguin’s creative manager Zainab Juma is a “space where readers can look to incredible writers, activists and pioneers for the inspiration to go forward and make change like a woman”.

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