Blog Share: The Circulating Library in Regency Resorts

In my reading this week, I found this interesting article about circulating libraries in the Regency Era on Jane Austen’s World.  Luckily, the site allows for reblogging, so I can share a snippet and link along with a picture. (I love pictures! 🙂 )  As I read, I was reminded of some of our modern subscription services as well as our bookshops and libraries that are more than just places to read and acquire books.

Circulating libraries in the 18th and 19th century were associated with leisure, and were found  in cities and towns with a population of 2,000 and upward. They were as much of an attraction in wea…

Source: The Circulating Library in Regency Resorts

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Leenie Brown

Leenie Brown fell in love with Jane Austen's works when she first read Sense and Sensibility followed immediately by Pride and Prejudice in her early teens. As the second of five daughters and an avid reader, she has always loved to see where her imagination takes her and to play with and write about the characters she meets along the way. In 2013, these two loves collided when she stumbled upon the world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction. A year later, in 2014, she began writing her own Austen-inspired stories and began publishing them in 2015. Leenie lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two teenage boys and her very own Mr. Brown (a wonderful mix of all the best of Darcy, Bingley and Edmund with healthy dose of the teasing Mr. Tillney and just a dash of the scolding Mr. Knightley).

2 thoughts on “Blog Share: The Circulating Library in Regency Resorts”

  1. It seems in our area all the book stores closed. So most of my novels I purchase from Amazon. As a child, I went to the library daily as I only lived one block from there. That is when I learned about Jane Austen and I was ten years old. As I grew, I continued to read anything I could get my hands and still do read daily.
    Now I live in a small town of about 10,000 people, (24 miles from Chicago) in Northwest Indiana and no book stores around. I miss the smell of books and going to the library. I encouraged my children to read and grandsons like to read as well.
    Thank you for the lovely article.

    1. When I was in about grade 5, we moved to a house that was just up the street from the library…about two long blocks away. It was lovely to ride my bike or walk down there. I still love libraries. There is no way I could afford to feed my book cravings without the library.

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