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.
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.