In celebration of this yearâ€™s International Womenâ€™s Day, actress and activist Emma Watsonâ€™s feminist book clubÂ Our Shared Shelf is partnering withÂ the charityÂ The Book FairiesÂ and Books on the Underground in order to promote and spread feminist literature around the globe.
On Wednesday, the Beauty and the BeastÂ actress dropped off books in New York City at a statue honoring Gertrude Stein, the American author and poet whose best-known works include her novelsÂ The Making of Americans andÂ The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.
BooksÂ have also popped up in cities all over the world, with dedicated fairies traipsing from London to Berlin, to Bratislava, and evenÂ Dubai and Auckland. There have been droves of fairies leaving copies of Marjane Satrapiâ€™s graphic novel,Â Persepolis, Gloria Steinemâ€™s memoir,Â My Life on the Road, Caitlin Moranâ€™s memoir,Â How to Be a Woman, and Maya Angelouâ€™s finalÂ autobiography,Â Mom & Me & Mom. Watson promoted Angelouâ€™s work in 2016Â as part ofÂ herÂ book hiding endeavorsÂ when she left copiesÂ for London Underground readers to discover.
If you want to be one of the more thanÂ 175,000 members of Our Shared Shelf, all you need is a Goodreads accountÂ before you can join on the official page.Â This monthâ€™s book isÂ Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola EstÃ©s.