Ancient to Medieval (to 1500)

  1. Babcock, Robery Gary. A Book of Her Own: An Exhibition of Manuscripts and Printed Books in the Yale University Library That Were Owned by Women Before 1700. New Haven, Conn.: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, 2005.
  2. Barrett, T.H. The Woman Who Discovered Printing. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008.
  3. Beach, Alison I. Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria. Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology 10. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  4. Bornstein, Diane. The Lady in the Tower: Medieval Courtesy Literature for Women. Hamden, CN: Archon Books, 1983.
  5. Brown, Cynthia J. The Queen’s Library: Image-Making at the Court of Anne of Brittany, 1477-1514. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
  6. Conway, Melissa. The Diario of the Printing Press of San Jacopo Di Ripoli 1476-1484: Commentary and Transcriptions. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1999.
  7. Cyrus, Cynthia J. Scribes for Women’s Convents in Late Medieval Germany. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
  8. Erler, Mary C. Women, Reading, and Piety in Late Medieval England. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  9. Fulkerson, Laurel. The Ovidian Heroine as Author: Reading, Writing, and Community in the Heroides. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  10. Green, D. H. Women Readers in the Middle Ages. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  11. Hand, Joni M. Women, Manuscripts and Identity in Northern Europe: 1350-1550. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013.
  12. Jack, Belinda Elizabeth. The Woman Reader. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.
  13. James, Sharon L. Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
  14. Jones, E. A., and Alexandra Walsham. Syon Abbey and Its Books: Reading, Writing and Religion, c.1400-1700. Woodbridge; Rochester: Boydell, 2010.
  15. Kaborycha, Lisa, ed. A Corresponding Renaissance: Letters Written by Italian Women, 1375-1650. Translated by Lisa Kaborycha. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  16. Krueger, Roberta L. Women Readers and the Ideology of Gender in Old French Verse Romance. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  17. Krug, Rebecca. Reading Families: Women’s Literate Practice in Late Medieval England. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002.
  18. Lawrence-Mathers, Anne, and Phillipa Hardman, eds. Women and Writing, c.1340-c.1650: The Domestication of Print Culture. Woodbridge: York Medieval Press, 2010.
  19. Lirberg, Mikaela, and Anna-Karin Skoglund. “Ett Vittert Fruntimmer. En Studie Av Boktryckaränkor Och Speciellt Fru Fougt [A Literary Woman: Women Printers, in Particular Mrs Fougt].” MLS Thesis, University College of Borås; Swedish School of Library and Information Science, 2002.
  20. Lone, Emma Miriam. “Some Bookwomen of the Fifteenth Century.” The Colophon 11, no. 10 (1932): n.p.
  21. Parker, Deborah. “Women in the Book Trade in Italy, 1475-1620.” Renaissance Quarterly 49, no. 3 (Autumn 1996): 509–41.
  22. Prather-Moses, Alice Irma. The International Dictionary of Women Workers in the Decorative Arts: A Historical Survey from the Distant Past to the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century. Scarecrow Press, 1981.
  23. Wogan-Browne, Jocelyn. Saints’ Lives and Women’s Literary Culture C. 1150-1300: Virginity and Its Authorizations. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.