Center for New Words (New Words)

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Founded in 1974 by Mary Lowry and Gilda Bruckman, New Words was the country's oldest, continuously-run women's bookstore until 2002. Originally located in Somerville, Massachusetts, New Words moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1976. In addition to Lowry and Bruckman, New Words was started and managed by an all-woman collective that included Rita Arditti and Jean MacRae. The four women each invested $3,750 in seed money and secured a loan for $15,000 to open the store. Later, five other women, including Laura Zimmerman, Doris Reisig, Joni Seager, Kate Rushin, and Madge Kaplan, also joined the collective.
During its first years in operation, New Words carried approximately 500 titles written only by women. It would grow to carry 8,000 titles, written by or for women. With the expansion of women's writing and publishing, New Words played a key role in making written material by and about women available to readers locally, nationally, and internationally. It also offered music by women artists, merchandise that included feminist buttons and t-shirts, an extensive collection of multicultural and non-sexist literature for children and teens, and course books for local colleges and universities. New Words also served as informal women’s community center and host to author readings and other events. In 2002, faced with the rise of competition from superstores and internet sales, New Words closed its doors in order to reinvent itself as the non-profit Center for New Words. The mission of that organization is to "foster and enhance the expressive and intellectual culture of women that flourishes at the intersection of literacy, books, culture, activism, and politics."

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Center for New Words (New Words). SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:3922991. (accessed September 23, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Center for New Words (New Words)." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 23 September 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:3922991>.
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http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:3922991

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.(n.d.). Center for New Words (New Words). Retrieved September 23, 2017 from Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:3922991

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Center for New Words (New Words). SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:3922991. (accessed September 23, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Center for New Words (New Words)." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 23 September 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:3922991>.