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



Store Hours:
-Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm 

-Wednesday and Friday: 11am - 6pm

-Sunday and Monday:

-Or by appointment?



Starting today: 40% OFF ALMOST EVERYTHING* IN THE STORE!!! That means new books, used books, t-shirts, buttons, bumperstickers, magnets, notecards, etc. Only rub is all sales are final.

In case you haven't heard, I'm retiring. This means PCW will be closing at the Renaissance Place location in 11 short days, on Saturday, 12/23, at 3pm. The new PCW, with Linda Alvarado-Arce as the new owner/caretaker (yea!!!), will be opening once she has secured a space, hopefully very s...oon! One of us will be sure to keep you posted on the PCW facebook page and the PCW Group email. Those will be switched over to Linda, but I am keeping the current email address which is So if you want to contact me down the line please use that email. Linda will be opening another email address for PCW.

I want to express my deep, deep gratitude, and will do that properly after I get through these next 11 days. Right now I'm just trying to get things done and keep it emotionally together! So, I will write again soon! In the meantime, thank you so much and I hope to see as many of you as possible!

Peace, Love, In Sisterhood, Until the Violence Stops, and all the Feminist Sign Offs in existence!


(*consignment items are the only exception.  If you have items on consignment at PCW please come get your inventory and we will settle up. Please bring your paperwork with you.)






People Called 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 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, or email us at for mail order, or shop online at  We gladly and gratefully accept special orders!


Don't forget to "Like" People Called Women on Facebook!



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.  The phone number is 419-469-8983.