What is Girlebooks?
Girlebooks is your resource for classic and contemporary ebooks by female writers. The site is dedicated to the memory of my mother Joyce McDonald who helped found Girlebooks and spent many hours reading and proofreading books for the site. Read more about her here
Why books by women?
We love books by both men and women. However, if we may generalize, women's most loved and re-read books are generally books by other women. Also, as women authors were not always as celebrated and promoted as they are today, we are always on the lookout for excellent but forgotten books that deserve a wider audience.
What is different about your ebooks?
Girlebooks ebooks are hand-crafted and professionally formatted into multiple ebook formats to accommodate most ereaders. All of our ebooks, even the ones in the ebook store, are DRM free (no digital rights management). This means that once you download the ebook, it is yours forever no matter what ereader you use to read it.
Where do you get the book texts?
We usually use texts from Project Gutenberg.
Can I help out in any way?
If you would like to volunteer your time proofreading texts for inclusion Project Gutenberg's catalog, where almost all of the texts came from, learn more about their proofreading initiative. You may also make a small donation toward our website server costs.
I see you haven't updated the site in a while. What are your plans?
This website was a joint effort between me and my mother who passed away in February 2016 from brain cancer. I may begin work on the site again some day, or not. In the meantime, enjoy the ebooks and follow your dreams!
If you have any other questions please let us know.