Keeping a Book in Circulation—Regency Style!

Andrea/Cara here, musing today on the subject of libraries, which as you know is a subject near and dear to the hearts of all the Wenches. I’m lucky enough to live within easy walking distance of my local library, which is a wonderful historic building , complete with woodburning fireplace in the main reading room—which is always blazing away in the winter months—and Tiffany stained glass windows in the stacks.

I love stopping by and browsing the shelves of new releases to see if I see something that tickles my fancy. And the other day that got me to thinking about the Regency, and how important the lending—or circulating—library was to those who loved books and reading.

Regency Bookstore

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