About this blog

Welcome to this blog on early modern female book ownership. It features very short blog posts on books owned by women between 1500 and 1750. These books are important as they give us information on what books women owned and read, on women’s handwriting and signatures, and on how women presented themselves textually. The blog serves as a record of such books, especially since some of them are sold to private owners and may not be accessible to academics otherwise. The field of book ownership by women and women and book history more generally is a flourishing one, and this website aims to contribute to it in a small way.  This blog is maintained by Mark Empey, Erin McCarthy, Georgianna Ziegler, Tara Lyons, Micheline White, Sarah Lindenbaum, and Martine van Elk. We can be reached via Twitter or email.