La Rabouilleuse

Ca 1970's

La Rabouilleuse was a feminist bookshop in Chaussee d’Ixelles 221, in the 1970’s.

The name comes from the verb ’rabouiller’, a fishing technique where you disturb the waters to catch the fish.

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*based on queer archives