Persephone Readathons

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The Winter 2020 Mini Persephone Readathon will run from Friday, January 24th through Sunday, January 26th, 2020. 

Due to the super short notice, this version of the readathon will be even more laid back than usual. We’re not even going to bother with official sign ups.*

Participate in any capacity you are able; read as much or as little as you’d like. The goal is simply to enjoy reading and discussing all things Persephone Books.

Be sure to follow along and use #PersephoneReadathon and/or post a link in the comments sections so we can all find one another.

There’s also a new Twitter account for the readathon: @ReadPersephone

-What are Persephone Books you may ask? Persephone Books are a London based independent publisher and bookseller, who specialize in neglected books by (mostly) women writers from (mainly) the mid-twentieth century. You can view their website here, and read more about them here and here.

-At this time, Persephone has published 135 books (Full list here). Many of these titles can also be found from other publishers, and some books are even in the public domain and available for free download. You do not have to only read editions published by Persephone. Any edition of these 135 titles counts for this readathon. I know Persephone books can be expensive and difficult to track down, especially outside of the UK. Here in the US, I’ve had good luck with Abebooks for great prices on secondhand copies, and Book Depository for free shipping. Don’t forget to check your local library too!

-And here’s a list of Persephone Books available as eBooks, including several that are FREE in the Public Domain (Updated May 2019)


Links to Posts

General Persephone Posts:




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Winter 2020 Mini Persephone Readathon January 24-26, 2020 Posts:



Persephone Readathon #3 May 31-June 9, 2019 Posts:


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#PersephoneReadathon (Round 2) September 21-30, 2018 Posts:



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Mini #PersephoneReadathon June 1-3, 2018 Posts:


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#PersephoneReadathon February 1-11, 2018 Posts:



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