Silver Moon Bookshop

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The Silver Moon Bookshop was a feminist bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London founded in 1984 by Jane Cholmeley and Sue Butterworth,[1][2] its name derived from the two symbols of womanhood from a poem by Sappho.[3]

In 1989 Silver Moon Bookshop won the Pandora Award for "contributing most to promoting the status of women in publishing and related trades".[1] In 1990 Cholmeley and Butterworth established an associated publishing business Silver Moon Books.[2][4] After 17 years, rising rents forced the shop to close in 2001.[5] It was then incorporated into Foyles bookshop,[6] till 2004, when the Silver Moon department closed.


  1. ^ a b Redclift and Sinclair (1991) p. vii,
  2. ^ a b "Obituary: Sue Butterworth". Daily Telegraph. 4 August 2004. 
  3. ^ Maureen Paton, "Eclipse of Silver Moon", The Guardian, 23 October 2001.
  4. ^ Redclift and Sinclair (1991), pp. 219-238.
  5. ^ Sarikakis, Katharine (2007). Feminist Interventions in International Communication: Minding the Gap. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 267. ISBN 0-7425-5305-1. 
  6. ^ Osborne, Susan (2003). The Good Web Guide for Book Lovers. The Good Web Guide Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 1-903282-42-X. 
  • Redclift, Nanneke; Sinclair, M. Thea (1991). Working Women: International Perspectives on Labour and Gender Ideology. Routledge. ISBN 0-203-97593-6. 

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