The Women's Press has long been one of my very favourite publishers. I have many of their books on my bookshelves. So, I was delighted when I saw this bookmark for sale on eBay. I immediately purchased it and thoroughly treasure having it in my collection.
The Women's Press was set up in 1978, at the height of feminism, to publish fiction and non-fiction writing by women. This bookmark was issued in 1988 on the occasion of for their 10th Anniversary.
There was much for The Women's Press
to celebrate because they had been very successful in publishing and promoting women writers. Many of their published books became classics; for example, The Colour Purple by Alice Walker (1982).
The Women's Press ceased operating in 2002.
PS: Must say I love the anniversary competition prizes listed on the bookmark! 10 books and a steam iron! The steam iron of course being the logo of The Women's Press
Debrah Gai Lewis lives in Lillian Rock, New South Wales, Australia and is a bookmark collector, yoga teacher and SoulCollage® Facilitator (among other things).
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