The Case for Chick Lit in Academic Libraries

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The purpose of this article is to prove that chick lit is a legitimate and important area of collection for academic libraries. This article presents a definition of chick lit with an overview of the origin and significance of the term itself, discusses chick lit’s impact on publishing, and its relationship to academia and women’s writing. The article concludes with guidelines on building a chick lit collection.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalCollection Building
StatePublished - Jan 28 2008


  • chick lit
  • popular fiction
  • women’s writing
  • academia
  • academic libraries


  • Library and Information Science

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