We are indebted to Women Printers and Booksellers: A Checklist of Sources prepared by Laura S. Fuderer in 1999 and hosted by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. This list provided us with our early introduction to women and book history and added some essential sources to our list. 

Although we conform to Chicago style, we have used numbers in favor of hanging indents for easier navigation. The bibliography is always evolving and changing. Currently, it can be accessed in the following ways:


Full Source Lists


By Time Period

We have attempted to use language that is not specific to a geographical location; our breaks in time correspond either to advances in technology (the printing press; the steam press) or major events (WWII). If a source's topic spans time periods, we have included it multiple times. 


By Subject

Our subject lists grow from the current subfields within book history, favoring those where women's work has been more thoroughly explored. Currently, we mix time periods, countries, and languages within these lists. Further categorization is a future project.


We are also working on a list of digital projects. The bibliography will only grow with community support and interest. If you know of a source that is not listed, please contact us so we can add it! Submit sources here