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Penguin opens female authors only bookstore to ‘amplify’ voices

Penguin Random House has partnered with Waterstones to open a pop-up bookstore in East London selling books written only by female authors.

The pop-up, which runs to coincide with International Women’s Day, showcases female authors ranging from Jaqueline Wilson to Malala Yousafzai as the brands hope to ‘make it a space where voices can be amplified’.

In the video above, creative manager, Zainab Juma at Penguin Random House, said: “Whilst there's not necessarily a shortage of female writers in the charts or on the book shelves there is a shortage of women being recognised and female voices being valued.”

As well as the opportunity to purchase a title for themselves, shoppers are also invited to buy a book to donate to Solace Women’s Aid, a domestic abuse charity that helps over 11,000 women each year.

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