Welcome to the original WNBA
The Women’s National Book Association was established in 1917, before women in America had the right to vote. Check out our Centennial site for more information about our history and the celebrations we have planned throughout the year.WNBA’s founding idea—that books have power and that those involved in their creation gain strength from joining forces—reaches across the decades to serve members in 11 chapters across the country and network members in between. Currently in our Centennial season, our second century promises even more opportunities to connect, educate, advocate, and lead.
Read about the organization in Wikipedia
The Women’s National Book Association is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of the book. .
The purposes of WNBA are educational and charitable. WNBA came into being to inform book women about matters relevant to themselves and the book world so that these women could inform and help one another.
That’s what we still do, through actions such as these:
- Bring together women and men who are active in the world of books
- Educate and inform the public about the need to create, produce, distribute, and use books
- Respond to requests for information about books and the allied arts and generate and support projects that help to disseminate such information
- Serve as a catalyst for all in the book community who wish to work together, and
- Promote recognition of women’s achievements in the book industry.
Sustaining Members 2015/2016
*National Reading Group Month Sponsor
**Pannell Award Sponsor
If you are interested in becoming a Sustaining Member, please contact the WNBA National President Jane Kinney Denning
For a list of the current WNBA board members and contact information, please view the Officers page