Adult Readers, Reading and Libraries:
Theories, Genres, History and Services: A Selected Bibliography
by Mary K. Chelton

Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction by David G. Hartwell. rev. ed. TOR,

Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture by John G.
Cawelti. University of Chicago Press, 1976.

American Best Sellers: A Reader’s Guide to Popular Fiction by Karen Hinckley and Barbara
Hinckley. Indiana University , 1989.

American Nightmares : The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction by Dale
Bailey. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999.

Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers by Ayn Rand. Tore Boeckmann, ed. Plume,

Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, eds.
TOR, 1994.

Beyond Mary Bailey and Old Maid Librarians: Reimagining Readers and Rethinking Reading
by Janice Radway. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, vol. 35, no. 4,
Fall, 1994, pp: 275-296.

Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination by Robert Coles. Houghton Mifflin, 1989.

Comic Visions, Female Voices: Contemporary Women Novelists and Southern Humor by Barbra
Bennett. Lousiana State University Press, 1998.

A Companion to the Gothic. David Punter, ed. Blackwell, 1999.

Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West by Arnold E. Davidson. Duke, 1994.

Dangerous Men, Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance. Jayne
Ann Krentz, ed. University of Pennsylvania, 1992.

Dark Descent by David G. Hartwell. St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Detective Agency : Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition by Priscilla L. Walton and
Manina Jones. University of California Press, 1999.

Developing Readers’ Advisory Services. Kathleen de la Pena McCook and Gary O. Rolstad, eds.
Neal-Schuman, 1993.

Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste by Pierre Bourdieu. Harvard, 1984.

“Domain of Adult Fiction,” by Liangzhi Yu and Ann O’Brien. Advances in Librarianship, vol.
20. Irene Gadden, ed. Academic Press, 1996.

Easterns, Westerns & Private Eyes: American Matters, 1870-1900 by Marcus Klein. University
of Wisconsin, 1994.

Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology and the Arts by Richard A. Lanham. University of
Chicago, 1993.

Experiencing Narrative Worlds: On the Psychological Activities of Reading by Richard Gerrig.
Yale, 1993.

Ethnography of Reading. Jonathan Boyarin, ed. University of California, 1992.

Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle Class Desire by
Janice A. Radway. University of North Carolina, 1997.

Future of the Book. Geoffrey Nunberg. ed. University of California, 1996.

Gothic Flame: Being a History of the Gothic Novel in England: Its Origins, Efflorescence,
Disintegration, and Residuary Influences by Devendra P. Varma. Scarecrow, 1987.

Great Detective by Otto Penzler. Boulevard, 1978.

Guiding the Reader to the Next Book. Kenneth D. Shearer, ed. Neal-Schuman, 1996.

Highbrow, Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America by Laurence Levine.
Harvard, 1990.

“In So Many Words: How Technology Shapes the Reading Habit” by Rebecca Piirto Heath.
American Demographics, March, 1997, pp. 39-43.

Introduction to the Detective Story by Leroy Lad Panek. Bowling Green University, 1987.

Is There a Text in this Class? The Authority of Interpretive Communities by Stanley Fish.
Harvard, 1982.

Leisure and the Rise of the Public Library by Robert Snape. Library Association, 1995.

Literacy in the United States: Readers and Reading Since 1980 by Carl F.Kaestle et.a l. Yale,

Lost in the Book: The Psychology of Reading for Pleasure by Victor Nell. Yale, 1988.

Making of a Bestseller: From Author to Reader by Arthur T. Vanderbilt II. McFarland, 1999.

Modern Science Fiction and the American Literary Community by Frederick Andrew Lerner.
Scarecrow, 1985.

New Essays on the Literature of the American West. Michael Kowalewski, ed. Cambridge
University Press, 1996.

North American Romance Writers. Kay Mussell and Johanna Tunon, eds. Scarecrow, 1999.

Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word by Walter J. Ong. Routledge, 1988.

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Why Don’t We Have Any Schools of Library and Reading
Studies?” by Wayne Wiegand. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, vol.
38, no. 4, Fall, 1997, pp. 314-326. (published in a shorter form as “Misreading LIS Education” in
Library Journal (June. 5, 1997): 36-38.

Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes: Dime Novels, Series Books, and Paperbacks.
Larry E. Sullivan, ed. Haworth, 1997.

Popular Culture and High Culture: An Analysis and Evaluation of Taste by Herbert Gans. Basic
Books, 1974.

Power of Reading: Insights from the Research by Stephen Krashen. Libraries Unlimited, 1993.

Practice of Reading : Interpreting the Novel by Derek Alsop and Chris
Walsh. St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Probable Cause: Crime Fiction in America by Leroy Lad Panek. Bowling Green, 1990.

PULP: Reading Popular Fiction by Scott McCracken. Manchester University, 1998.

Reader-Response Criticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism. Jane P. Tompkins, ed.
Johns Hopkins, 1980.

Readers Advisory Service in the Public Library: Past, Present, and Future. MSLS Thesis.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1996.

Readers and Libraries: Toward a History of Libraries and Culture in America by Kenneth
Carpenter. Library of Congress, 1996.

Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America. Michele Moylan and
Lane Stiles, eds. University of Massachusetts, 1996.

Reading in America: Literature and Social History by Cathy Davidson. Johns Hopkins, 1989.

Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature by Janice A. Radway.
University of North Carolina, 1991.

Reading the West: An Anthology of Dime Westerns. Bill Brown, ed. St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Responsive Public Library Collection: How to Develop and Market It by Sharon L. Baker.
Libraries Unlimited, 1993.

Return of the Repressed: Gothic Horror from the Castle of Otranto to Alien by Valdine Clemens.
State University of New York Press, 1999.

Romantic Conventions. Anne K. Kaler and Rosemary E. Johnson-Kurek, eds. Bowling Green
State University Popular Press, 1998.

Science Fiction Writers : Critical Studies of the Major Authors from the Early Nineteenth
Century to the Present Day. Richard Bleiler, editor in chief. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

Serving Readers. Ted Balcom, ed. Highsmith, 1997.

Six Gun Mystique by John G. Cawelti. 2 nd ed. Bowling Green University Press, 1984.

Six Gun Mystique Sequel by John G. Cawelti. Bowling Green University Press, 1999.

Speaking of Murder. Vol II: Interviews with the Masters of Mystery and Suspense. Ed Gorman
and Martin H. Greenberg, eds. Berkley Prime Crime, 1999.

Special Branch: The Spy Novel from 1890 to 1980 by Leroy Lad Panek. Bowling Green, 1981.
Spy Story by John G. Cawelti and Bruce A. Rosenberg. University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Structure and Meaning in Conversation and Literature by Raymond F. Person, Jr. University
Press of America, 1999.

Twentieth-Century American Women's Fiction : A Critical Introduction by Guy
Reynolds. St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Unembarrassed Muse: The Popular Arts in America by Russell Nye. Dial, 1970.

Understanding Popular Culture by John Fiske. Unwin Hyman, 1989.

Watteau’s Shepherds: The Detective Novel in Britain 1914-1940 by Leroy Lad Panek. Bowling
Green, 1979.

Web of Iniquity : Early Detective Fiction by American Women by Catherine Nickerson. Duke
University Press, 1998.

The Western : Parables of the American Dream Jeffrey Wallmann and Richard S. Wheeler.
Texas Tech University Press, 1999.

“Why Are Americans Afraid of Dragons?” by Ursula K. Leguin. Language of the Night: Essays
on Fantasy and Science Fiction. Putnam, 1979.

World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence by Alexei and Cory
Panshin. Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1989.