Last Updated: May 01, 2019     Views: 39

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Thanks for your question! It may seem surprising, but the Rakow Library has a substantial glass fiction collection. 

What Makes Fiction "Glassy"?

For the most part, these books feature glass as an integral plot point.

Some feature glass workers as characters and some feature glass objects.

However, a few books are included in the library collection because they feature an object from the museum or library collection as cover art.

What Genres Do You Collect?

These glass fiction books span all genres. There are glass romances, mysteries, fantasies, and science fiction. You may discover a murder committed with a glass blade or a dashing glass blower seducing the daughter of the factory owner.

How Can I Find a Novel about Glass to Read?

Find glass fiction here at the Rakow or at your local library using this guide to glass fiction.

The guide features glass fiction titles arranged both by genre and by glass technique. Hopefully you'll be able to find the perfect novel--whether you are a romantic who loves Venetian glass or an amateur sleuth with an interest in stained glass.

Each title in the guide is linked to the WorldCat record, which makes it easier for you to find the closest library that has a copy of the book you want to read. Enjoy!

What If I Come Across a "Glassy" Novel that Isn't on Your Guide?

If you see "glassy" fiction that isn't on our guide, let us know! We'll be happy to add more titles there and to our library collection.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with glass-related questions in the future.





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