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PCW Parties

 So many PCW supporters have told us how important the store is to them individually and as part of a thriving progressive community in Toledo. Now when people ask what they can do to help the bookstore's doors stay open, we have an answer: Tupperware! 

Well, not exactly, but you can host a People Called Women house party! It's a great way to have fun, support the store, and share your PCW love with your friends. We will come to your house with a six-foot table with lots of fantastic inventory, including new books and fun sidelines (buttons, bumper stickers, locally roasted fair trade coffee, t-shirts, etc.). Or you can invite your friends to shop a theme party such as Kids for Equality, Lesbian Fiction, Women in Politics, etc. 

PCW gift certificates will also be available--a great item  to have on hand for gift-giving or to introduce new friends to the store. If we don't have an item with us, we're happy to take orders. 

What else can you do at your PCW house party? You could choose the next book for your book group, host a discussion on feminist parenting or shopping locally, show a movie related to the theme, or just hang out. 

As a PCW party host you will receive a PCW gift certificate for fifteen percent of the total sales of your party. To schedule a party, please contact Janet at

Maybe books could be the new Tupperware--you can't store food in them, but they're much nicer to get lost in.


Top 10 Reasons for Supporting People Called Women this Holiday Season (and beyond):

10. Easy parking, no huge crowds, no canned holiday   


9.   Locally owned & woman owned.

8.   Filled with great books & gifts.

7.   We support local women artists and craftswomen.

6.   We hold amazing events, from concerts to author  

      readings & signings, to book groups, to parties…

5.   We are the meeting place for Take Back the Night

      organizers, Toledo NOW, Feminist University Poetry

      Workshop, and more.

4.   We offer volunteer and intern opportunities.

3.   We’re a gathering place for meeting new people,

       making new friends & discovering new women


2.   We have a Community Bulletin Board for posting and

      learning about local events, services & organizations.

1.   As Toledoan, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of

      Freedom, Gloria Steinem has said, “If you want to know what you

      value,  look at where you spend your money.”  PCW is the home of Steinem's Sisters