** COVID-19 Alert **

To help protect the health of our staff and customers, our physical store will remain closed for the forseeable future. Our online store is open! We offer priority shipping and curbside pickup. Our phones are open from noon to 4 PM. We appreciate your support as we try to navigate the unique demands of this time.

In the News


Recent Press

"Women & Children First Bookstore 'Stronger than Ever' as it celebrates 40 Years in Business" - Block Club Chicago

"This Bookstore is Still on the Cutting Edge of Feminism, 40 Years Later" - Them

"Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance with Action, Not Just Words" - The New York Times

"Inside Indie Bookstores: Women & Children First in Chicago
" - Poets & Writers

"The Key to Staying Open Is Staying Niche." - Forbes

"One Way For An Indie Bookstore To Last? Put Women 'First'" - NPR

"Women & Children First Way Street Dedication" - Windy City Times

Celebrating New Ownership

"Andersonville's Women & Children First Bookstore has New, but Familiar Owners"  - Chicago Tribune 

"Literati of the Moment: Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, New Owners of Women & Children First" - Newcity

"Ownership Changes at Chicago’s Women & Children First Bookstore" - Chicago Sun Times

"Two Store Employees Buy Women & Children First" - Publishers Weekly

Resistance to Amazon

"What it Means for independent Bookstores when Amazon Moves into Town" - WGN

"Chicago's Indie Booksellers Blast Plans For New Amazon Store" - Here & Now

"Chicago Indies Decry Amazon Books" - Shelf Awareness

"Local Booksellers Brace Themselves for the Opening of the Amazon Store"- Chicago Reader

Feminist & Independent Bookstores

"The Last 13 Feminist Bookstores in the U.S. and Canada" - Paste Magazine

"The feminist bookstores that inspired Portlandia" - Melville House

"The 28 Coolest Independent Bookstores in the U.S." - Matador