Friends Scheme

Become a Friend of the Feminist Library

From as little as £3 a month (or the equivalent each year), you can protect our priceless collection and preserve Feminist Herstory.

To become a Friend please click here:


Gaining 350 Friends would enable us cover our running costs and help secure our long-term future.

To show our gratitude, we offer our Friends the following rewards:
  • A 15% discount on our recommended selection of books and merchandise.
  • Regular e-bulletins.
  • Special offers, such as occasional prize draws for books.
  • Invites to events like the terrific Summer Benefit and innovative Women’s Studies Without Walls.
  •  Friends also get discount code to get 15% off Honno books bought through their website!
Honno Logo_Landscape croppedGREAT WRITING, GREAT STORIES, GREAT WOMEN: Honno, founded in 1986, is an independent co-operative press run by women and committed to bringing you the best in Welsh women’s writing. Publishing novels, autobiographies, memoir and short story anthologies in English as well as Classics in both Welsh and English. Over the years the Press and its titles have been awarded many awards. | |

FAQS – find out more about becoming a Friend here.

Friends Scheme March 2019 Prize Draw This month we are really excited to have two new books to give away, kindly donated by Egmont Publishing.

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A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven
It’s been two months since a leaked explicit photo got Izzy involved in a political sex scandal – and the aftershock is far from over. The Bitches Bite Back movement is gathering momentum as a forum for teenage feminists, and when a girl at another school has a sex tape shared online, once again Izzy leads the charge against the slut-shamers.

Speak Up! by Laura Coryton
Written by Laura Coryton, who led the international campaign against tampon tax, Speak Up! is a vital and timely book exploring what it means to stand up for what you believe in on both a public and personal level.

We will be holding the prize draw on Thursday 14th March, at our AGM,  and two lucky winners will receive copies of both books!

To be entered into the draw sign up to become a Friend of the Library:!/

Find out more about the books and read our interviews with the authors here:

December 2018 Prize Draw:
a history of the world in 21 women

This month we are excited to have Jenni Murray’s new book for you, signed by the author herself! A History of the World in 21 Women has recently been published by Oneworld Publications who have kindly donated us a copy.

We will be holding the prize draw on Tuesday 11th December and one lucky winner will receive a copy.

To be entered into the draw sign up to become a Friend of the Library:!/

Read our interview with Jenni Murray here:

 September Prize Draw:

We are delighted to have the support of author Zinzi Clemmons, and her publisher, Harper Collins, who have donated a copy of  her debut novel ‘What We Lose’. What We Lose is the debut novel of American author Zinzi Clemmons. From an author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age–a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country.

We will be holding the prize draw on Saturday 15th September, at our Summer Fayreand one lucky winner will receive a copy.

To be entered into the draw sign up to become a Friend of the Library:!/

Read our interview with Zinzi here:

June Prize Draw:

17220934In the next Friends Scheme seasonal book draw, we will be sending a copy of Miriam Zoll’s Cracked Open to one lucky Friend. Miriam Zoll is an award-winning writer and an international reproductive rights advocate and educator. Her critical look at the fertility industry in the US, Cracked Open, makes for a brave and unapologetic book.

And we’re going to hold the draw on Vagina Day, 2nd June! Not to be missed!

Sign up to become a Friend of the Library:!/

March Prize Draw:

foxloweOur March Prize Draw will be for a copy of the wonderful debut novel Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg.  A writer based in Norwich, her debut novel Foxlowe has been hailed as a “delicious slice of darkness,” with her prose dripping with the gothic. We have signed copies to send to lucky Friends in our Prize Draw that will be drawn on 8th March. And you don’t have to do anything! Winners will be drawn at random. If you are fortunate to get a prize copy, do tweet us a picture, or even write a short review. Read our exclusive interview with Eleanor here: Sign up to become a Friend of the Library:!/

December Prize Draw:

This December we will be holding a Prize Draw for all Friends. One lucky winner will marybeardreceive a copy of Mary Beard’s excellent new book Women & Power, her empowering new manifesto which explores how women have been silenced throughout history and the way inherent structures must change to allow women to take power. We’d like to thank both Profile Books and Mary Beard for their support. Every new Friend who signs up receives a free FL shero badge or a shero card too! The draw will be held on the 16th December at our Winter Fayre. If you’d like a chance of winning please sign up to our Friends Scheme with a small (or large!) monthly donation. It’s quick and easy to join and you will be helping to ensure our continued survival.

Sign up to become a Friend of the Library:!/

Friends Scheme Gift Card – a perfect gift for the feminist in your life!

Be a shero and make someone you lshero-gift-cardove a Friend of the Library. Your friend will receive a personalised e-giftcard giving them access to Library tours, 15% off any books or merchandise when our bookshop is open, which is currently on Saturdays 12pm-5pm, and during our events. There are new offers and discounts for Friends throughout the year.  Click to purchase here:


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