- What Was Mr. Bennet Doing in his Library, and What Does It Matter?, by H. J. Jackson
- Bibliographical Romance: Bibliophilia and the Book-Object , by Ina Ferris
- “Wedded to Books”: Bibliomania and the Romantic Essayists, by Deidre Lynch
The “about” page reads:
This volume seeks to make more visible in Romantic studies not just the ubiquitous bookishness of the period but the role of the physical book in personal and cultural identity-formations. In different ways, all three essays in the volume concentrate on how the public and national role of libaries as institutions of circulation was not only given affective charge but also often unsettled by an individual relationship to books and by the formation of private libraries as personal sites of collection and memory.