George Lovejoy by Charles L Havell c1850

George Lovejoy, the nineteenth century London Street bookseller, is famous on the virtual pages of the Whitley Pump for his insistence on the proper audit and scrutiny of the Corporation of Reading’s accounts. The History of Reading Society‘s talk this evening, 18 September, at 7.30pm will no doubt fill in some more details of the life of this fascinating Reading figure.

Martin Andrews’ talk George Lovejoy – Bookseller of Reading is the first in the society’s autumn programme. The speaker is a lecturer in the typography and graphic communication department at the University of Reading and author of Fox Talbot and the Reading Establishment, published by Two Rivers Press.

The History of Reading Society meets at the Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE.

  1. History of Reading Society
  2. Two Rivers Press
  3. Reading Museum online collection – George Lovejoy
  4. George Lovejoy at the Whitley Pump