|aShe was a booklegger :|bremembering Celeste West /|cedited by Toni Samek, K.R. Roberto, and Moyra Lang.
|aDuluth, MN :|bLibrary Juice Press,|c2010.
|axii, 247 pages :|billustrations ;|c26 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aMachine generated contents note: I. Recollections and Influence -- Living With Celeste West / Tina M. Perricone -- Unbossed and Unbought: Booklegger Press, the First Women-Owned American Library Publisher / Toni Samek -- Remembering Celeste / Elizabeth Katz -- Revolting Librarians: The Sensuous Librarian Chapter / Sue Ann West Johnson -- Celeste / Janet Freedman -- Direct Action / Joanne Genet -- Remembering Celeste / Peg Cruikshank -- Word of Celeste: Remembering Sue Critchfield, 1978-1985 / Terry McClain -- Seeing Change / Christine Varnam -- Remember: Viva the Library Revolution! Viva Revolting Librarians! / Moyra L. Lang -- Obituary: Celeste West, 1942-2008 -- In Memoriam: Celeste West, 1942-2008 / Julia Allen -- San Francisco Zen Center February 23, 2008 / Sue Ann West Johnson -- II. Photos -- III. Selected Writings by Celeste West -- From Synergy -- Review of Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits (August/September 1969).
|aContents note continued: The Creative Alternative: An Introduction (August/September 1969) -- Harvest (October/November 1969) -- Naked Lunch (October/November 1969) -- The Media Machine Is Here! (October/November 1969) -- The Women's Liberation Movement: A New Revolution Against the Oldest Oppression (December 1969) -- Ecology: The Last Fad? (March/April 1970) -- No Spare-Time Radicalism (July/August 1970) -- Le Medecin Malagre Lui (July/August 1970) -- `One' Where the Medium Is the Message (September/October 1970) -- The Body Politic (September/October 1970) -- Slow Down You're Movin' Too Fast (November/December 1970) -- Librarians (January/February 1971) -- Kept Women (January/February 1971) -- Adventures of a Purple Thumb (Spring 1971) -- These Are Book Reviews (Spring 1971) -- People (Slimmer 1971) -- Stop! The Print Is Killing Me! (Summer 1971) -- Decision Making: A Seminar in Public Library Management [review] (Summer 1971) -- Revolting Librarians (Autumn 1971).
|aContents note continued: The San Francisco Fault (Spring 1972) -- Ain't Gonna Pay For War No More (Winter 1972) -- Head Comix (Summer 1972) -- Sharp Points and Magic Circles (Summer 1972) -- Comix (Winter 1973) -- The Devil and Dr. Noxin [review] (Winter 1973) -- Make a Wide Open Entry for Booklegger Magazine (Winter 1973) -- From Booklegger -- The Collective Unconscious (1974) -- Roll Your Own: Self-Publishing Tools (1974) -- The Collective Unconscious (1974) -- Contents/The Collective Unconscious (1974) -- Introduction: Working Loose (1974) -- The Library Free Press (1974) -- ALA? We Shall Overcome (1975) -- Librarians in San Francisco: We Become New (1975) -- Revolting Librarians Rides Again (July/August 1975) -- SHARE Directory Entry, 1978 -- Foreword: The Actualization of Desire (from Lesbian Polyfidelity, 1996) -- Introduction: Revolting Librarians Rides Again (from Revolting Librarians Redux, 2003).
|a"A compilation of reflections and tales from friends and other admirers who were influenced and inspired by Celeste West, a feminist librarian, lesbian, publisher, and activist"--Provided by publisher.
She Was a Book leggercollects recollections, essays, and obituaries, with photos and reprints of Celeste's own writings from Synergy, Booklegger, Lesbian Polyfidehity, and Revolting Librarians Redux. While CW is probably best represented in three dimensions instead of two, this anthology is an attempt to capture what she's left behind. Section One includes memories of Celeste by longtime friends. some pieces describing her influence in publishing and librarianship, and obituaries from Lesbian Connection and her memorial service. Section Two is a selected group of photos of Celeste from various points in her life, including childhood and adolescence, creating Booklegger Press, protesting unclear weapons, working at the San Francisco Zen Center, and Ulimately being laid to rest. Section Three reprints writings from 1968 to 2002, this includes faesimile reproductions of her editorials, articles, and reviews in Synergy and Booklegger. We hope that this mixture of Celeste's words and images from those who miss her does justice to Celeste West's memory and legacy.