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The Making of Persephone Books: Virtual Conversation with Founder Nicola Beauman

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

Jan 14 2021
The Making of Persephone Books: Virtual Conversation with Founder Nicola Beauman

Founder Nicola Beauman discusses the origins of Persephone Books, a small, London-based publisher-bookseller, as well as the rediscovered books that have made it famous.

Virtual Conversation: A Bookstore of One’s Own: The Making of Persephone Books
Nicola Beauman in conversation with Mary Warnement

As bookstores around the world face declining sales, mergers, and even closures, one small, London-based publisher-bookstore has managed to thrive while dealing in an unexpectedly niche category: out-of-print books by women writers. Persephone Books—named after the Greek goddess as a symbol of creativity—started out as a small mail-order publishing business but

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