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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 is currently experiencing a serious cash flow crunch and we need your help. We need to get in our vendor application for the 2015 Michigan Womyn's Music Festival and pay our normal bills at the same time. The link below gives you info on how you can help, and we believe that help can be mutually beneficial. Please check it out!


We reached our goal on 3/4/15!!!


Heartfelt thanks to the following who have donated to our indiegogo campaign:           Denise Valette

Anita Levin                                     Mary Marenberg

Kim Welter                                     Rhonda Wheeler

Tracey B.                                       Dawn Parsons

Debra Seltzer                                 Ms. S. Westlake

Tammy J. Raduege                         Sandy McNabb & Betsy Godwin

Anne Jewett                                   Marilyn Frye

Lori Lane                                       Diane Docis

Pat Schmatz                                   Luann & Juliana

Nitya Tripuraneni                            Pat Rizzi

Lisy and Woody                              Joyce Micheaux

Susan Frazier                                 Sarah Balser

Lisa Fedina                                    Kathy Dean

Deb and John Balser                       Sue Walter

Delia Gable                                    Shelly Kotz

Meighan Richardson                        Jane Rosser

David Mann                                    Lauren Gucik

Penny Gardner                                Karla Mantilla


And 3 more who are currently "Anonymous."




  We are now accepting pre-orders for the 2015 Take Back the Night shirts!  Get your order in by emailing no later than March 14th!    Your choice of charcoal or kiwi (green like the fruit,) both with white ink, in either short-sleeve, crew neck sweatshirt,
or hoodies.  The front will be our official TBTN logo, the back will have a women's symbol with a fist inside the circle and will read "Standing in Solidarity" arched above the circle, and "End Violence Against Women" across the bottom of the Women's symbol.

   Prices will be $3 off for pre-orders.  Pre-order prices are:  short-sleeves $13, crew neck sweatshirts $22, and hoodies $26.  We will be ordering extra short-sleeves and crew neck sweatshirts for the event, but will only be ordering the pre-ordered hoodies.

   When emailing your order in please include:

Color:  charcoal or kiwi

Size:  small through 5x

Style:  short-sleeve, crew neck sweatshirt, or hoodie.

  Don't forget, the deadline for pre-orders is 3/14.

  Feel free to share this info with friends and family!

   Thanks everybody!  Let's have a spectacular 21st annual TBTN!

Until the Violence Stops,





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  "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.


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

 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.