Lesbian owned and operated since 1976, with a mission to promote the work of female artisans, authors, and musicians, Womencrafts is one of Provincetown’s oldest shops and one of only thirteen remaining feminist bookstores in the country (read more about that on Mic.com and PasteMagazine.com). The shop currently showcases over 100 female artists, 1,000 books, and finds its mission as politically and culturally necessary today as it was when in first opened in 1976.
Womencrafts is the first place many women proclaimed out loud that they are lesbians. Kids bring their parents in the shop to buy books about being transgender. Womencrafts has cultivated a safe and welcoming space that lends itself to partners embracing and kissing, intimate stories being shared, and staff often crying and reaching for tissues.