We are hiring an Archives Research Assistant to work on MAPP at Special Collections, University of Reading. This is a 0.4 post, fixed term for two years. Job spec and details on how to apply are available here: https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=4853
Women in Publishing, a one-day symposium at the University of Reading, Friday 14th June 2019
“All publishing was run by many badly-paid women and a few much better-paid men”
(Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor’s Life, 2002)
Surprisingly, I think I have only recently understood the full power of the bookshop. As a literature graduate and book lover it is perhaps no shock that bookshops are among my favourite places to spend time (and usually a small fortune!). I have loved many a bookshop, often in a quiet, personal way. Perhaps now more than ever, in a fast-paced and frequently impersonal society of online shopping, the almost sacred quality that bookshops can possess is particularly striking. What they offer, for me at least, is a haven of knowledge and creativity, going beyond that of a retail exploit.