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The Second Shelf is an online bookshop and quarterly publication of rare books and words by women.
The Second Shelf is an online bookshop and quarterly publication of rare books and words by women.
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    The Future of Books is Female Poster

    Riffing off the now famous feminist t-shirt design, "The Future is Female," made in the 1970s for Labyris Books, the first women’s bookstore in New York City, The Second Shelf's update reconnects a now iconic motto back to its book and bookstore-related origin. Marbled background originates from paper handmade by The Second Shelf at the London Center for Book Arts.

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    Digital Download of the Quarterly

    A digital download of our debut publication, The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1, featuring highlights of our stock alongside original essays, fiction, poetry, and interviews with women writers.

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    Print Copy of the Quarterly

    A print copy of our debut publication, The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1, featuring highlights of our stock alongside original essays, fiction, poetry, and interviews with women writers.

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    Tote + the Quarterly

    A "The Future of Books is Female" tote and a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1

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    Bookwoman T-Shirt + Quarterly

    A “Bookwoman” t-shirt and a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1

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    A Surprise First Edition + the Quarterly

    A surprise modern first edition by a woman writer in very good to fine collectible condition, and a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1.

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    Print of Zora Neale Hurston's House

    A limited edition silkscreened print of Zora Neale Hurston's House commissioned in 2010 from M+E, now owner's of Brooklyn's Books Are Magic bookstore by The Second Shelf proprietor, A. N. Devers, for her first passion project - a website dedicated to literary pilgrimage. One of eight authors' houses printed, many prints sold out, Hurston's humble home was not as popular at the time, but with the recent publication of her forgotten first book Barracoon, there's been an accompanying surge of interest in her work. (And a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1.)

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    Annual subscription to The Second Shelf

    An annual print subscription (four issues) to The Second Shelf: A Quarterly of Rare Books and Words by Women, and a "Future of Books is Female" tote. Issue 1 to be sent in July, the following issues at 3 months intervals thereafter.

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    Bookwoman Tote + Subscription

    An annual print subscription (four issues) to The Second Shelf: A Quarterly of Rare Books and Words by Women, and a “Bookwoman” tote. Issue 1 to be sent in July, the following issues at 3 months intervals thereafter.

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    A Surprise Signed First Edition

    A surprise signed modern first edition by an exceptional woman writer in very good condition and a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1.

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    The Future of Books Summer Package

    You'll get a "Future of Books is Female" t-shirt, tote bag, and a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1.

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    The Future of Books Winter Package

    You'll get a "Future of Books is Female" sweatshirt, tote, and a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1.

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    The Ariana Reines Subscription Pack

    A limited edition letterpress broadside of a poem by Ariana Reines. Titled "How to Wear It" this was commissioned exclusively for and by The Second Shelf, inspired by Sylvia Plath's skirt, which is featured in the debut quarterly, and will be printed by Hurst Street Press, who is also featured in the issue. The poem will also come with a one-year print subscription to the quarterly, a tote bag, and a poster.

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    Start Your First Edition Collection

    A surprise dozen 20th century novels in good to very good condition by exceptional women writers, a tote bag, and a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1.

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    Start Your Signed First Edition Library

    A surprize dozen of exceptional 20th-century novels signed by the author, very good condition to fine condition, a tote bag, and a print copy of The Second Shelf: A Quarterly, Issue 1.

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    Founding Corporate Member

    A Founding Corporate Member of The Second Shelf receives all the benefits of a founding member, as well as a small logo placement next to members name. (Subject to approval)

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    Build A Library

    The Second Shelf will build you a personal library of 200 modern first editions in very good to fine condition by women writers representing a range of exceptional 20-21st century writing.

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    Sponsorship Back Page

    One-time sponsored ad page on The Second Shelf's back cover (subject to approval of content). Available for issues 2-4.

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    A Singular Sense and Sensibility

    “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen. London: Roworth and Egerton, 1813. Second edition, in three volumes. Half titles present. Contemporary calf spines over marbled boards, title and numbering to spine in gilt. All edges worn, gilt somewhat faded to spine. Internally spotted across all three volumes, pages only slightly warped. Blocks remain tightly bound, structurally confident. Bearing ownership to title pages.

    This beautiful edition of Sense and Sensibility belonged to Martha Lloyd, closest friend and confidant of Jane Austen. Martha Lloyd became friends with Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra when Martha's family lived at Deane Parsonage, from 1788 and “for the rest of their lives she was to be their most intimate friend.” [A Portrait of Jane Austen, Cecil, 1978]

    Jane Austen published anonymously during her lifetime, however early drafts of her novels, including “Pride and Prejudice” were dedicated to Martha, who was one of the few people privy to Jane's secret desire to write and helped her proofread her work. The friends also attended social events together, such as the Southampton Assembly Room Ball of 1808 of which Jane Austen wrote “Our Ball was rather more amusing than I expected, Martha liked it very much...It was the same room in which we danced 15 years ago!” [letter 9 December 1808]

    Martha lived with Jane and the Austen family between 1805 and 1817 until Jane died. Her domestic role in the household is evidenced in her recipe book from Chawton, now at the Jane Austen House Museum, which includes a recipe for writing ink. A decade after Jane’s death Martha married Jane’s brother Sir Francis Austen, at age 62 or 63, becoming Lady Austen.

    A wonderful association copy whose existence helps document the strong bonds of friendship between two exceptional women.

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    Founding Member

    Become a founding member of The Second Shelf and receive an annual print subscription to the quarterly, a surprise first edition in the mail, a letterpressed broadside poem by Ariana Reines about Sylvia Plath's skirt, a tote bag, a poster, and have your name listed as a Founding Member on The Second Shelf's website and your name listed in the print publication for the lifespan of our business.

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