The Philosopher Queens

By Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting

A book about women in philosophy by women in philosophy

Sunday, 10 May 2020

The Philosopher Queens: New Publication Date

Hello to all of our lovely subscribers!

We hope you’re doing well and are healthy and safe. We wanted to give an update on our plans for The Philosopher Queens in the current circumstances.

In conjunction with Unbound, we've decided to push back the official publication of The Philosopher Queens to 17th September 2020. We’re doing this for several reasons. First, we want to have the best possible chance of meeting some of you in person when the book is released. Even though this is still unlikely in September, releasing the book at this time allows us a little more space to potentially plan some events in the autumn and still have an exciting new book to offer. Second, it also gives our distributor the most time to plan for the release. Of course, like everyone else, the warehouse that prints and distributes the books has been hit by the coronavirus, and so they need more time to get ready for the release. And of course, we’re hoping that bookshops might be reopening sometime in autumn, so it gives the book a chance of being picked up by people who don’t know about it already.

However, we are able to confirm that Unbound will aim to send copies to those of you who have pre-ordered the book through the Unbound website this summer, likely in July 2020. We hope that getting it before it hits bookshops will give you something to look forward to and read in the coming months! The two of us received our advance copies this week, and we’re so proud of how beautiful the book looks and feels. We can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it.

We hope you understand our postponing the publication for a few months. It really will give the book the best possible chance of being successful.

Rebecca and Lisa

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Neil PoIzin
 Neil PoIzin says:

So looking forward to it. Lucky enough to have pre ordered multiple, what could be a better gift. Now that we are in July, one of those birthdays is coming up. Do we know if July is still happening?

posted 17th July 2020

Rebecca Buxton
 Rebecca Buxton says:

Hello! Yes, lots of copies have already started to arrive in the last week, so hopefully yours will be with you very soon.


posted 20th July 2020

Jean-François Héon
 Jean-François Héon says:


I just received my Hardback copy today (in Canada.)

It's a gorgeous book! I love the paper quality, cover & illustrations. It was well worth the wait.

Can't wait to read it!

Thank you so this beautiful project.

posted 20th July 2020

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