Friday, October 8, 2010

Guest Blogger Kristi Lyn Glass and Gothic Journal/Gothic Romance Lending Library

**Lisa's note: I am honored to have this guest post from Kristi Lyn Glass. I hope you will check out the archived issues of Gothic Journal on sale at the website and sign up for the mailing list and newsletter. For hard to find Gothic Novels, look no further than the Gothic Romance Lending Library. And pass the word on to your friends who like these novels...

Gothic Romance Lending Library Lends Gothic Romances by Mail

Gothic romances in the tradition of Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, and Phyllis Whitney are available for loan via the mail from the Gothic Romance Lending Library (GRLL). Gothic Journal founded this non-profit library in 1996 to collect as many of these titles as possible and make them available for reading by gothic romance fans.

There are currently 2,250 titles in the library plus 1,171 duplicates, for a total of 3,421 volumes. Most of the books have been donated by gothic romance fans to help keep these books in circulation. Book donations are tax deductible.
The library is particularly interested in receiving, and thus preserving, classic historical gothic romances. However, it will also gratefully accept donations of contemporary romantic suspense novels, romantic mysteries, supernatural romances (provided they contain a puzzle or mystery), and woman-in-jeopardy romances. In short, the library contains books that each contain these three ingredients: romance, life-threatening suspense, and a puzzle or mystery.
The library is housed in the home of volunteer librarians Rod and Pat Christian in Spokane, WA. Library users may order from two to eight books at one time and keep them for approximately one month. For more information and to view the GRLL catalog, see or contact Rod and Pat Christian, Gothic Romance Lending Library, E. 12225 25th, Spokane, WA 99206, (509) 926-8278,

This article was submitted by Kristi Lyn Glass, publisher of Gothic Journal. From 1991 through 1998, Gothic Journal was the only news and review magazine for readers, writers, and publishers of romantic suspense, romantic mystery, and gothic, supernatural, and woman-in-jeopardy romance novels. Although no longer available in print form, Gothic Journal continues to provide its back issues and reviews and lists of recommended titles in its genres via and its web store.


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