The organizational records of Feminist Bookstore News (FBN) from the beginning of the Feminist Bookstore News(letter) in 1976
through 2000. The Records include correspondence, information and issue folders, publications, clippings, promotional materials,
financial records, audiovisual materials and microfilm. The collection also includes information on the Feminist Bookstore
Carol Seajay, a lesbian feminist organizer, began the Feminist Bookstore News(letter) in 1976 to provide a means of connecting
feminist booksellers, printers and publishers. The idea was the result of the 1976 Women In Print conference. FBN was widely
considered the "Publisher's Weekly" for the feminist book trade with book news, business news, inspirational features, and
a forum for sharing the problems faced by and the successful strategies employed by other publishers and bookstores. The final
issue was Summer 2000.
84 cartons, 3 oversized flat boxes
Rights to all articles and photographs published in FBN reverted to the creators upon publication. The individual creator
should be contacted for publication rights. All other literary rights remain with the donor, Carol Seajay, or her Estate.
Should both of these entities cease to exist, all rights will be transferred to San Francisco Public Library.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Collections that are stored offsite should
be requested 48 hours in advance.