Illustrating the Gender Gap – Loganberry Books
I love Loganberry Books in Cleveland Heights. They are eclectic, cozy, huge and they have a cat! For Women’s History Month they created a unique display that showed the disparity between the number of women and men authors in fiction.
On their fiction walls they turned the books written by men backwards so that only those written by women are showing. As a former bookseller and librarian I appreciate all the work that went into this. Check out the 2 minute video of the walkthrough. So cool. Here are a few of my pics.
I was excited to see the bookstore tackle something like this. This was only the two long fiction walls and the poetry section (didn’t get a picture) and didn’t include genres or any of the rest of the store. I loved it. The story got picked up by a few online sites and I was so disappointed by the comment sections. We have so much more to accomplish as women, not the least of which is respect. I was surprised by the number of women bashing the women who came up with this idea. We should be supporting each other. I honestly get so discouraged by reading almost all online comment sections.
I also loved this idea that you could contribute to local charities and a few national ones that are fighting hard battles right now.
I went yesterday and spread my $5 worth around 🙂 They also had this display in the middle of the store.
This store is a local treasure and the haters only made me spend more money when I stopped by yesterday 🙂
This display is up through today.