The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

Coffee, Cake and Persephone Books

Date: 16th September
Time: 11:00am
Location: Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre

‘The nearest thing British publishing has to a cult’ – The Observer

A chance to have a chat with Persephone Books’ Francesca Beauman. Persephone Books has been reprinting neglected fiction and non-fiction, mostly by women writers and mostly mid-twentieth century, since 1998. The original concept was to publish a handful of ‘lost’ or out-of-print books every year, most of them inter-war novels by women. The name Persephone was chosen as a symbol of female creativity, as well as of new beginnings (the daughter of Zeus is associated with spring).

All 147 of their books are intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written, chosen to appeal to busy people wanting titles that are neither too literary nor too commercial.

And we’ll provide the coffee and the cake.