This exhibition is sponsored by the family of  Robert Coleman Taylor and Lillian Gary Taylor.

Bestsellers: Popular Fiction in America is based on Rave Reviews: Bestselling Fiction in America, an exhibition produced by the University of Virginia Library in 2002. The original exhibition was curated in 2002 by Lynda Fuller Clendenning (formerly with the U.Va. Library) and John Unsworth (formerly with the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at U.Va.). Melinda Baumann, Hoke Perkins, Mercy Quintos Procaccini, Melissa Ragain, and John Unsworth revised and updated the exhibition.

A special thanks to all who have provided assistance on this project:

U.Va. Library staff in Administration, Communications, Digital Curation Services, Facilities, Harrison Institute, Library IT Systems, Preservation, and Special Collections, including Terry Bevington, Anne Causey, Judy Christian, Emily Cone-Miller, Christina Deane, Eliza Gilligan, Debra Guy, Margaret Hrabe, Doug Hurd, Sean McCord, Guy Mengel, Rich Miller, Jeanne Pardee, George Riser, Heather Riser, and Regina Rush.

U.Va. Facilities Management

Sue Perdue


Exhibition imaging by Digitization Services, Digital Curation Services, U.Va. Library

Main exhibition photo by Michael J. Radtke

Exhibition Design and Production

Exhibition design by Riggs Ward Design; printing by Keith Fabry; mounts and installation by Exhibit Resources