2. English books and articles on Dutch reading culture that focus attention on reading institutions are relatively rare. The most important are: J.J. Kloek and W.W. Mijnhardt, 1800: Blueprints for a National Community (Assen: Royal van Gorcum / Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); J.J. Kloek, ‘Reconsidering the reading revolution: The thesis of the “reading revolution” and a Dutch bookseller’s clientele around 1800’, Poetics 26:5-6 (1999), pp. 289-307; J.J. Kloek and W.W. Mijnhardt, ‘The ability to select: The growth of the reading public and the problem of literary socialization in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’, in Cultural Participation: Trends since the Middle Ages, ed. by Ann Rigney and Douwe Fokkema (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1993), pp. 51-62; Ann Rigney and Douwe Fokkema, ‘The eighteenth-century revolution in reading: A myth?’, in Transactions of the Seventh International Congress on the Enlightenment, II (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1989), pp. 645-51.