on Reading Abbey
The website of the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland gives and excellent introduction to reading Abbey and its history on http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/crsbi/frame21.html.
Most books on Reading Abbey are held in the Central Library, Local Studies section, http://www.readinglibraries.org.uk.
The Museum of Reading has a bookshop which can be contacted on www.readingmuseum.org.uk.
The introduction to Kemp, B R 1986, Reading Abbey Cartuleries I, Camden Society fourth series 31, Royal Historical Society, London, has a good summary of the latest information about the abbey.
The most complete account in one volume is
still Hurry J B 1901, Reading Abbey, Elliot Stock. However it is 100
years old and is out of date in a number of ways.
The book by Cecil Slade, Slade C F 2001, The town of Reading and its Abbey, privately
printed, is up to date and full of human incidents in its account of the
abbey and the town of Reading from earliest times to the present.