Our Top Picks For Pride Month

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Choose Love: How You Can Support Refugees

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Books For International Mental Health Awareness Month

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Our Top Picks For Pride Month

It’s June and that means here at Books that Matter we’re celebrating all things Pride! Reading is a great way to gain empathy, understanding and insight into the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community and we’ve pulled together a list of reading recommendations – one backlist title and one new release – for every letter of […]

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Choose Love: How You Can Support Refugees

Our May box was created in partnership with Choose Love, an organisation that works with charities across the world to help refugees who have been displaced from their homes. If you were able to grab one of our May boxes, you are already supporting Choose Love’s work as 10% of all profits from that box […]

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Books For International Mental Health Awareness Month

May is International Mental Health Awareness Month and, as the month draws to a close it’s important that we keep conversations about mental health going. One way to do this is through reading and, here at Books that Matter, we are big fans of self care through books. Inspired by the nature theme of Mental […]

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How To Keep Reading After Lockdown

In England, Covid restrictions are slowly starting to ease and, combined with the improved weather, the idea of (shock, horror!) leaving the house is becoming ever more appealing. We can now meet with friends in private gardens, hit the gym and get that long-awaited haircut if we please. As Covid vaccines are rolled out in […]

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Our April Author: Afia Atakora

When a writer is touted as being a potential successor to the late, great Toni Morrison you know you are dealing with someone destined for great things. Afia Atakora’s debut novel ‘Conjure Women’ has garnered just such praise. Nell Freudenberger, author of ‘Lost and Wanted’, wrote, “If you are grieving for Toni Morrison, Afia Atakora […]

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Dare to be Powerful: Audre Lorde

Black Women’s History month in April is all about celebrating the achievements and contributions of black women. One such woman whose legacy continues to make an impact is Audre Lorde, in fact it was her words that inspired our April theme. She writes, “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the […]

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10 books for Black Women’s History Month

Every year Books that Matter dedicates its April box to celebrating Black Women’s History Month and 2021 is no exception. If you were to look at mainstream history books written and studied over the last hundred years or so, you may be forgiven for thinking that black women played little to no role in changing […]

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Meet the Herstory Artist: Judith Poitras-Raynault

We are super excited to introduce you to our wonderfully talented Herstory artist, Judith Poitras-Raynault. We collaborated with Judith to create the gorgeous artwork you’ll see for our Herstory International Womens Day campaign across the Books That Matter platforms. We hope you love our chat! Who are you and what do you do?I’m Judith Poitras-Raynault, […]

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How to make resolutions this International Women’s Day

We’ve all heard the phrase “you can’t have your cake and eat it too,” but what if this didn’t have to be the case? As we come together to celebrate and reflect on International Women’s Day, we wanted to pay homage to the #ChooseToChallenge and our Herstory campaign. Progress has been made, but there’s still a long way to go. It’s not […]

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Tarana Burke: #metoo Movement

Throughout the month of March, in recognition of International Women’s History Month and to celebrate our Herstory theme, we’re celebrating inspirational women who have made an impact. Here, we highlight Tarana Burke who with just two small words launched an international movement.  Back in 2006 when Tarana Burke created the “metoo” hashtag, she could never […]

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