NOTES
Preface
1. “Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa: September  26, 1942– May  15, 2004,” memorial
booklet, Austin, Texas, 2004.
2. Carol Seajay, interview with author, 17 July 2003.
3. Feminist writers including Mab Segrest and Aimee Carillo Rowe have mapped
how white lesbians can choose to acknowledge the ways their lesbianism troubles their
“relationship to white heterosociality” in order to advocate for the necessarily interre-
lated work of racial, sexuality, and gender justice, which requires transracial alliances
(Rowe, Power Lines, 107). Mab Segrest, Memoir of a Race Traitor.
4. Numbers are difficult to track given that many bookstores had short life spans.
Bookwomen at the Feminist Bookstore News reported numbers of subscribers to influ-
ence publishers and to build community. In 1988, the
fbn
masthead announced:
“fbn
reaches 350 feminist and feminist- inclined bookstores in the U.S. and Canada as well
as feminist booksellers in En gland, Europe, New Zealand, India, and Japan. Librarians,
women’s studies teachers, book reviewers, publishers, and feminist bibliophiles com-
prise the remainder of the subscribers.” A few years later, Carol Seajay celebrated an
increase in feminist bookstores in the U.S. and Canada from 96 in 1991 to 105 in 1992;
this number offers a more accurate view separating the “feminist” from the “feminist-
leaning” bookstores (Carol Seajay, “Notes from the Computer Table,” Feminist Bookstore
News 15.2 (July/August 1992): 1). Around this time there were also feminist bookstores
in En gland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan (Masthead, Feminist Bookstore News 11.2
(August 1988): 3), as well as eight feminist bookstores in Spain (Heide Braun, Sal de
Casa/Valencia, interview by Carol Seajay and Rose Katz, “Past and Present: Running
the Feminist Bookstores in Spain,” Feminist Bookstore News 13.4 [November/December
1990]: 57–65), and others in Argentina, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Pakistan, India,
and Peru (Carol Seajay, “IV International Feminist Bookfair Barcelona June 19–23,
1990,” Feminist Bookstore News 13.2 [August 1990]: 19–23, 20), as well as Belgium (Marian
Lens, Artemys, “Artemys: Running the Feminist Bookstore in Belgium: Presented by
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