Created by the fantastic and new bookshop of the same name in Soho, London; The Second Shelf is a fantastic collection of rare books and words by women.
Featuring: An Angela Carter Portfolio: Wolves in Fiction by Daisy Johnson, Pornography in Angela Carter by Arifa Akbar, and Angela Carter-inspired illustrations by Natalie Kay-Thatcher. Sharlene Teo on Qiu Miaojin. An interview with Dialogue Books publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove and her Ideal Bookshelf from Jane Mount. Fiona Lensvelt of Litwitchure on Pamela Colman Smith. Lucy Scholes interviews Posy Simmonds. A comic-strip profile of Veronica Santiago and Word-Up Bookshop by Ellen Lindner. Fiction by Sylvia Townsend Warner. Khaliah Williams of three generations of her family reading Jane Austen. And more! Cover photography is "A Study of the 'Katia Reading'" from the series "After Balthus - a Photographic Portrayal of the Paintings of Balthus" by Hisaji Hara.