Library Insights focuses on individual books from the library that are especially noteworthy. Some contain inscriptions from her friends, others have markings by Wharton herself. Wharton’s personality springs from the pages of these texts, offering valuable insights to readers, scholars, and booklovers.

Start exploring by selecting a Library Insight.

Private Library Tours


Enjoy a private tour of Edith Wharton’s personal 2,700-volume library. Replete with personal notes, inscriptions, and markings in the acclaimed author’s own hand, these books provide a rare and wonderful glimpse into what Wharton was thinking, and feeling, over 100 years ago.

Contact Nynke Dorhout below for more information and to schedule your private library tour. Dates are subject to availability. Two weeks’ advance notice is suggested.