In New York City on October 29, 1917, two days after the large women’s suffrage march on Fifth Avenue, a group of female booksellers met for the first time.
Excluded from joining the all-male booksellers’ organizations and spurred by the fight for women’s right to vote, they banded together to fight for equality for women.
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) was formed. Since then, WNBA has been dedicated to supporting women and marginalized voices in the literary world.
Our members span the country and come from all walks of life. Members include publishing professionals, writers, librarians, booksellers, marketers, educators, and general booklovers. We welcome people of all genders to join.
Join us as we work to make positive changes in the literary world.