People Called Women
6060 Renaissance Place, Suite F
Toledo, OH. 43623



Store Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Sunday and Monday:




PCW will be closed from Sunday, 1/25 through Thursday, 1/29.



Sat., 2/7, 7pm-  Screening of "Vessel," the only Toledo showing of this film, sponsored by People Called Women and the National Organization for Women.  "Vessel" begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea.  Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this.  Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters.  Learn her story and share strategies for improving local access after the film with activists from the Toledo feminist Community.  Sliding scale admission of $5-$15.  Free popcorn! BYOB!


People Callled Women, a Multicultural Feminist Bookstore in the Toledo, Ohio metropolitan area, has been providing books, unique woman-made gift items, music, social and educational events, meeting space, and resources for Northwest Ohio' s and Southeast Michigan's women's community since 1993.  National feminist events, such as the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival and the National Women's Studies Association annual conference, and the internet have given People Called Women the opportunity to reach feminists throughout the U.S., Canada and other areas of the world.  However, surviving as an independent bookstore in today's market is very difficult.

That's why shopping at People Called Women is so important.  Not only do you support a woman-owned small business, you help sustain a space that supports women’s organizations and projects, feminist social justice initiatives, educational and cultural programming that empowers diverse girls and women from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, and informal meetings of women that inspire innovative thought and reflection on the multitude of socio-economic, political  issues affecting women’s lives today.

At People Called Women you'll find the kind of books you want to read and the unique gift items you want to give.  Come to the store to check out our  "Cheaper Than Amazon" and "Not Available from Amazon" table, our terrific selection of used books by women, and our large collection of new books by and for women (fiction, mystery, health, memoirs, ecofeminism, nonfiction, poetry, children).  Join us for a Saturday Night Social, a mini Crafts Fair, a live performance, a book signing, a book group discussion, and/or a community organization meeting.

If you can't make it to the store, you can call us at 419-469-8983, email us at, or shop online at  We gladly accept special orders and will ship items directly to you.





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 We have several thousand books in stock and can order any book in print usually within 3 business days. Call or email for availability - and remember, we will special order!


 PCW is located at 6060 Renaissance Place, Suite F. The Renaissance Place Plaza is located on Holland-Sylvania just one-third of a mile north of Sylvania Ave.  We have "People Called Women" and "BOOKS" signs in the window, but no sign on the building. The new phone number is 419-469-8983.  Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-7pm.