Puget Sound Region: "You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s"
Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time
Following a full luncheon at the sumptuous Sunset Club, JASNA President Claire Bellanti will provide a brief history of the circulating library, the development of the novel, publishing in the Regency period, and the interactions between women and the novel. The talk includes citations from Austen’s novels and letters to explain the importance of the circulating library and other forms of sharing books in Regency England.
The event is open to the public but prepayment by March 30th is required.
More information can be found on the Region's website.
This event is partially funded by a grant from JASNA.