J. Robinson

City: Baltimore

State: Maryland

J. Robinson was a printing and book selling company that operated in Baltimore, Maryland. Joseph Robinson started the company in 1809, and soon after commencing business, he added a circulating library, which became one of the largest and most successful in the city. By 1839, Robinson's Circulating Library had 17,000 volumes available for patrons.

Joseph Lawrence Yeatman, "Literary Culture and the Role of Libraries in Democratic America: Baltimore, 1815-1840," The Journal of Library History (1974-1987) 20 (Fall 1985), 350-52.