Bestsellers: Popular Fiction in America

Featuring rare and beautiful first editions from the University Library’s Lillian Gary Taylor Collection of Popular American Fiction, “Bestsellers” explores American reading habits from the earliest works of popular fiction in the late 18th century to today’s blockbusters. Mrs. Taylor compiled a significant collection of bestselling novels and lovingly recorded details of each book in her collecting journals. Mrs. Taylor’s notebooks, authors’ manuscript materials, early bestseller lists, scripts and photos from film adaptations, and modern bestsellers complement the items from the Taylor Collection.