If you haven’t recently (or ever) taken a look at the Sitting Room online catalog, we urge you to give it a try: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/Sitting_Room
You don’t even need to have a specific author or title in mind--the opening screen has a wonderful parade of book jackets to browse, not so very different from scanning the shelves of a bookstore, just to take in what is there and available, and maybe remind yourself of something you “always meant to read.” If something intrigues you, just click on the title to retrieve more information and the book’s location in the Sitting Room. It is a rich parade—we now have over 6,000 titles!
Links to the Women Writers Archive
Our exciting new enterprise this year is to link catalog records for individual authors with their files in the Women Writers Archives. For example, a search on Jane Austen has a tag, See also Women Writers Archive, to indicate that there is an archival file for this author in the Archive Room.
Articles, correspondence, photographs and assorted indescribable treasures are contained in the overflowing Sitting Room archives. Over 270 authors and poets are represented here and curated by volunteer archivist Eloise Van Tassel.
The Archive contains primary materials and unique, esoteric information, not only on famous women authors, but on some lesser-known treasures as well.