Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore

Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore

Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore In the past years when I have travelled and visited all the places that “need to be” visited, I also try to find a Women’s Bookstore and ...

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Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore In the past years when I have travelled and visited all the places that “need to be” visited, I also try to find a Women’s Bookstore and ...

Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore In the past years when I have travelled and visited all the places that “need to be” visited, I also try to find a Women’s Bookstore and I always put this on my “need to be” visited list. It’s not only a question of the books (this is a vice I have had since I have been able to join the letters) it’s more the question of the “space”. A Women’s Bookstore is a place where you will find other women, that see the world in the same way as you do, they are places where you can calmly listen random conversation on various books, of present happenings or everyday things, where you can join in on a conversation, a workshop or even a projection…   a place where a women’s opinion is giving visibility. Books that defend equality, conquers, disputes, sexuality, violence, motherhood, art, poetry and of life.

Aim of this project This initiative is born due to my passion for books e because Women’s Bookstores are UNIQUE places. The aim of this capaign is to be albe to open a bookstore in Porto, which is a place where thoughts, ideas are shared, a Women’s Bookstore.A room of one’s own quoting Virginia Wolf, a space big enough for all of us. Which each one can find their favourite book, your best authors and numerous diferent activities that you can do on your own or with comany. A space that you can enjoy on your own or in the company of others.

 

Why a Women’s bookstore? A Women’s Bookstore is a place that collects an important bibliographic background, impossible to be found in other more generic bookstores, as these are impossible to find in universities and libraries. In women’s book store we can find everything written by and about Women. A space that specializes in the subject and that you won’t find anywhere else.

Why in Porto?

Porto is a fantastic city. This is obvious not only for the Women that live in this city, but also for those that visit the city. The city is undergoing a massive transformation: every day that goes past Porto receives more visitors, people that want to visit, study or even start over in the city. Porto is opening up to new cultures, new experiences and new habits. In my opinion this is the ideal environment to open a new Women’s Bookstore.

This will also help to grow the Iberian Network of bookstores, female writers and female readers. In my opinion given the geographic proximity i tis import to create more spaces where women can fin answers that mobilize women in the Iberian Peninsula. The Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore will be joining the network of women’s bookstores that already exist in the Iberian Peninsula (Galize, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville).

The books: On the bookshelves of the Red Sisterhood you will find literature specialized and written for or by women, biographies, feminist essays (in various areas and subjects: science, anthropology, sociology, history, education, heath, philosophy, eroticism) theme LGBT, Queer theory, non sexist children’s literature, art, romance, poetry, comics …

Besides the books In a Women’s Bookstore you will find books but also a space that is open to various initiatives that benefit the training, education and imagination and fosters a thing as abstract and trivial that is called culture. We will have Reading clubs, music, workshops for adults and children. We will also have exhibits and book presentations, talks, storytelling and other very interesting delicacies. 

About the author

About the promoter My name is Aida, I am 33 years old and currently live in Porto, but that is not very important. What is important is that one day I looked the rollercoaster (life) and I thought:

 “I have accomplished so little I might be better off as a librarian

 

I have always loved books and have always dreamt of having a bookstore (a cinema too).

When I was a child I used to dream of being at the counter of a bookstore, one of those that is filled with the smell of books, history and words and not with freshner and disinfectant of a mal. I dreamt of spending my days in a space where I could celebrate book day, the Women’s day, where I could organize story telling sessions of fairytales and Reading clubs. Book presentations, concerts and film projections (this way I can also make my cinema owner dream come true).

I dreamt of a place where people could go to escape from their daily routine, even if only for an instant and see, read and listen to everything that the world has reserved for them. In 2010 this dream started to become restless ( I am told this is the first symptom that the dreams want to became real) after I visited for the first time a Women’s Bookstore in Madrid and in 2009 in Barcelona and meeting the librarians that made this dream come true. It was on this journey that I first saw my dream in 3D. And I thought this was just a childhood dream!

“Dreams do not have a validity date, take a deep breath and carry on”

- this is my inner voice, I am sure you also have one ?!?!?! -

The restlessness starting to transform itself into a fortress, a fortress that was ready to follow her way and fight for what she believed in. I believe that a women’s bookstore is a space where people can find themselves and it is not a utopia.. and that the sorority relationships are pure complicity e these will overcome any adversity. Having found the keywords (which are in bold and that also identify), I start this campaign that I know is filled with difficulties, but is also filled with people (specially female) that will support me with kindness and firmly (“if there is no kindness then this is not my revolution”).. and that is why I am here… because I believe that the dreams shared will became real quicker and in a gesture of freedom I give birth for all of you : the Campaign “Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore”.

THE REWARDS

Your name is important | It’s the key that opens all the doors. Thanks to you, this dream will start to have a life of its own, so your name will have to shine for all posterity.

Shipment to Portugal and Spain for free |Because you deserve to receive your reward wherever you are without any worry.

Postcards to recover the art of writing |Inspired in the words of the writers that live in our imaginary, we can write postcards to our friends, to our lovers, to family members or to whomever we want, because we have designed these postcards so that you can develop your writing skills. Scriptoria.

Fun Pin’s |Pins to flood the city of Porto with words and so that you can walk around with your favourite writer on your coat!

Book markers |They are inseparable book companions. Designed by Marta Carvalho for this project.

Tote bag “The creation of the World” |It has never been so cool to walk in the street being proud of being dangerous women that reads (or writes).This is only a simulation of how they will be bags :)

Fashion T-Shirt |The t-shirt that everyone is going to want to wear.

Use the open Space at the Bookstore to boost your workshops and shows | If you organize workshops or give concerts or any type of event that you need space for, this can be your reward. You can organize your event free of charge at the bookstores open space.

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How will your contribution help? Your contribution will help realize this dream. It will also give a job to people engaged and filled with illusion, like myself. With your contribution you will be rewarded with the work of the following people and services: Works on licensing Real Estate IT equipment First books and other pampers Pay the work of the designers that designed the smart bags, the beautiful t-shirts and the t-shirts and fashion advisers. The genius illustrator that created all the Pampers that you will be receiving and the image of our bookstore Paypal Other costs Your contribution to this dream, gives women the possibility to enjoy a space that will allow them to live dangerously. Don’t you remember, that women that read are dangerous!?!? ;) You will also be helping us to be able to continue to create new opportunities and get access to knowledge and space. If I obtain my budget with this campaign, my plan is: Feb/March 2015: Find a space, equipment, furniture, take care of the licensing and mailing the rewards . Mar/April 2015: Setting up the space and official opening. #togetherwemakeithappen
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    All the support is welcome!

    A public thank you inside of the Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore. Your name will be at display inside of the Red Sisterhood – Women’s Bookstore. Still have not decided where, but may be on a wall, on the couter, on a table, chair or, maybe I will find of a better place than all of these :) This offer also applies to all the following rewards.

    15 backers

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    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 1 bookmark pack (4 different and exclusive bookmarks) + free shipping to Portugal and Spain.

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    Uhu! - I

    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 1 postcard pack (4 different and exclusive postcards) + free shipping to Portugal and Spain.

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    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 1 set of pins (4 different and exclusive pins) + free shipping to Portugal and Spain.

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    OhYeah! - I

    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 1 Tote bag + free shipping to Portugal and Spain + a voucher worth 10 € in books or other pampering

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    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 1 T-Shirt + free shipping to Portugal and Spain + a voucher worth 10 € in books or other pampering

    24 backers

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    Me and my friend - I

    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 2 tote bags + free shipping to Portugal and Spain + 2 vouchers worth 10 € in books or other pampering

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    Me and my friend - II

    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 2 T-shirts + free shipping to Portugal and Spain + 2 vouchers worth 10 € in books or other pampering

    9 backers

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    For generous supporters

    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 1 pack of bookmarkers + 1 pack of postcards + 1 pack of pins + 1 tote bag + 1 T-shirts +1 vouchers worth 30 € in books or other pampering + free shipping to Portugal and Spain

    6 backers

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    Entrepreneurial Pack

    Besides your name being at display in the bookstore you will get: 1 pack of bookmarkers + 1 pack of postcards + 1 pack of pins + 1 tote bag + 1 T-shirt + free shipping to Portugal and Spain + Organize your own workshop/show/event in the showroom of the bookstore with all tickets sale going to you

    2 backers

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20/03/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

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  • Aida Suárez

    Video da entrevista para revista "O Clitóris da Razão"

    Como sabem a campanha de ‪#‎crowdfunding‬ da Confraria Vermelha- ‪#‎Livraria‬ de ‪#‎Mulheres‬ no Porto/Portugal teve direito a um artigo/entrevista na 3ª edição da revista "O Clítoris da Razão" e fizemos um vídeo que podem ver no canal do Vimeo → https://vimeo.com/119281684

    ‪#‎juntxsfazemosacontecer‬

    https://vimeo.com/119281684

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  • Aida Suárez

    Entrevista na revista "Clitóris da Razão"

    A campanha de crowdfunding da Confraria Vermelha- Livraria de Mulheres no Porto/Portugal teve direito a um artigo na 3ª edição da revista 'Clitóris da Razão'.→ http://www.oclitorisdarazao.com/?p=1586

    #juntxsfazemosacontecer

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  • Aida Suárez

    Atreves-te?

    [Citação do dia]

    “Que somos diferentes, que somos parecidas; que temos sido desconectadas violentamente, que ainda temos medo e desconfiamos umas das outras; que sentimos falta e precisamos umas das outras; que comprometermos primordialmente com as mulheres é romper um tabu primordial, pelo qual habitualmente, continuamos a pagar quer através de autocastigos quer com penalidades impostas pelo guardião do tabu.” ADRIENNE RICH

    Atreves-te a quebrar o tabu e apoiar este projecto de mulheres, sobre mulheres e para todas as pessoas?

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  • Aida Suárez

    #juntxsfazemosacontecer

    As pequenas decisões são muito importantes. Assim como o teu apoio.
    Para vos demonstrar que assim é, fiz um pequeno vídeo :)
    http://vimeo.com/116440669

    #juntxsfazemosacontecer

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  • Aida Suárez

    O Publico fala da Confraria Vermelha - Livraria de Mulheres

    Hoje, bem cedo fui à banca de jornais e voilá!!!
    Eis que na página 15 de Jornal Público, Edição do Porto, aparece a campanha de crowdfunding Confraria Vermelha - Livraria de Mulheres .
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    Ou no P3 → http://goo.gl/8AB2U2

    #juntxsfazemosacontecer

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  • sueli ventura

    20/03/2015 - 14:20

    É tudo que posso. Tenho pena. Se não for agora será brevemente. Gosto de sonhos e de quem tem sonhos. Um grande beijinho.

  • Vanja Karadzic

    20/03/2015 - 14:08

    uma ideia linda

  • Cláudia

    20/03/2015 - 11:21

    Já é um sucesso ... Parabéns Aida!

  • Carla Moreira

    20/03/2015 - 09:19

    Força...

  • Catarina Duarte

    19/03/2015 - 14:37

    Vai ser a melhor livraria de Portugal!

  • Marisa

    19/03/2015 - 13:53

  • Carla

    19/03/2015 - 13:52

  • Inês Jorge

    19/03/2015 - 13:29

  • Filipa Ventura

    19/03/2015 - 12:13

  • Ana Vieira

    19/03/2015 - 12:13

  • Angelina Maria Pereira

    19/03/2015 - 10:53

    Parabéns é que a livraria cresça e floresça!

  • Graça Ochoa

    18/03/2015 - 23:50

  • carmo pereira

    18/03/2015 - 18:32

  • Bárbara Ferreira

    18/03/2015 - 16:42

    Parabéns pela iniciativa Aida! Muito sucesso!! <3

  • Wu Mu Sofia

    18/03/2015 - 15:26

  • Mónica Araújo

    18/03/2015 - 13:59

    Juntas estamos a recuperar esta energia maravilhosa do feminino, integrada no masculino dentro e fora de nós. Aheee!

  • Amala

    18/03/2015 - 13:34

    Força Aida!

  • brunomccorreia

    18/03/2015 - 11:05

    Força Aida!

  • Sara Salgado

    17/03/2015 - 14:44

    Excelente iniciativa! Espero que brevemente possamos conviver neste magnífico espaço.

  • Aida Suárez

    17/03/2015 - 12:13

    Esta apoio chegou das mãos da Carlota Rocha e Cunha. Que acredita que juntas fazemos acontecer. | Rita Albuquerque: dentro em breve estaremos a tomar banho de livros! ADORO! :) | Mafalda, Sofia e Marcia (Círculo Vermelho - Suiça): junt