Following were the factors that enabled the people to have easier and greater access to books in 18th century:
|(i) Introduction of circulating libraries after 1740 enabled the people to have easier and greater access to books.|
|(ii) Technological improvements in printing brought down the prices of books. Innovation in marketing led to an increase in the sale of books.|
|(iii) Books could be hired on payment of nominal fees.|
|(iv) Those who did not have money to buy the book, could borrow it from these places and enjoy it.|
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