Wandering through some of the residential neighborhoods of Amsterdam, it’s not uncommon to come across a little library. We love reading, and definitely love seeing more and more of these community initiatives, whether set up on street corners or beside the entrances of people’s homes. It reminds us that many others love reading and sharing books, too.
Knowledge is power.
We wanted to find a way to encourage that love for reading as well as our passion for feminist activism and thinking. As a result, we’re happy to announce a first: our own little library in Zuidoost, which we hope is the beginning of a series of little Neighborhood Feminists Community Libraries. For us, the intent is to continue to develop ways to more broadly share feminist and anti-racist perspectives and learning across the city. We encourage people to take a book from the public one and pass it on to someone else. For this reason, we don’t expect all the books to be returned, but do hope they continue impacting the thinking of others as they have impacted us.
We actually have two libraries: one for members and partners of our collective, located in our office in Zuidoost, as well as the little library outside the building and for easy public access in Reigersbos.
To find the exact address of our library and others around and beyond Amsterdam, go to: