Aisling Twomey

Aisling was born in Cork and lived in Dublin for a few years before quitting her old life in 2015 and starting a brand new one in London. Forever reading books in the bath and consequently wondering why her paperbacks are a bit wobbly, Aisling has been a writer for almost ten years. She's super clumsy and has accepted that her hair will never be tidy. When not slogging at a desk in the financial world, Aisling can be found attempting new yoga poses, running, pole dancing or eating large amounts of spicy food and chocolate. You will never find her ironing, as she doesn't believe in it. Twitter: @taisling

London’s Feminist Bookshops

From The Second Shelf to the Feminist Library, take a tour of new and older feminist bookstores in London and add them to your bookish travel itinerary.

Rambling in the London Library

Take a tour of the London Library via a reader who overcame anxiety about the austere place to take an in-person tour and consider membership.

In Praise of Used Books

From accessibility to discoverability and more, what's not to love about a used bookstore and used books?

5 Buzzworthy Nonfiction Bee Books For Proper Apiarists

Learn how to be a proper apiarist with these nonfiction bee books that help you learn about these fascinating little creatures.

Rewilding and The Power In Nature’s History

On the History and Experience of Tattoos

Learn About ‘Rising Populism’ With These Books

When the world is frightening, seeking knowledge can be key to understanding what direction we want the world to go; consider these books about populism.

Great Books For The Writer In Your Life

8 Women Essayists You Should Be Reading Right Now

Find excellent works of nonfiction by women essayists writing on race, the 60s, the struggle of daily life, feminism, and more.

DTF: Books about Contraception, Sex Ed, and Reproductive Justice

Here are a few books about contraception to consider where we’re at with reproductive rights, through history and science to the present day.

Trying to Grow Your Own? Read These Books About Gardening

Brandish that green thumb, get your hands in the dirt, and start growing your own plants, but first, read these books about gardening for guidance.

5 Books About Sex Work and Feminism

We've rounded up feminist books about sex work authored by those who actively chose sex work, or are actively involved in its objective study.

Read These and Be Better With Your Money

Gift Books for the Knitter in Your Life

Stuff the stockings (that they probably made themselves) of your favorite knitters with these gift books.

On Going Back to University to be a Writer

"Jotting down notes and thinking about reading as a writer has changed my perspective on the books I swallow each year."