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    • CommentAuthorDirewolf
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008
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    I heard this on the way home. Apparently a bunch of librarians were at comic-con buying comics and manga by the cartload.

    It's nice to see such growing popularity. I noticed someone borrowing Watchmen from my local library last week.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008
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    One of the employees at my local shop started a graphic novel section when he was going to high school, and still assists the head librarian/book buyer with new acquisitions. I think it's phenomenally cool.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008
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    One of the things I loved about going to an art college was its extensive graphic novel selection.

    I hope more libraries in the future do this. In the meantime, I still live in the same city as my college and alumnis have an unlimited pass to enter and check things out :D
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    Cool! Just last Wednesday I was having a conversation with the owner of the comic book shop about how one of the librarians is a fan of comics and gets comics from him. I've read a Bronze Age trade and one of the Flight trades, and one of the the Will Eisner graphic novels and bunch of others from the library that is about a block from my house. (Perhaps I should get a new library card?)
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008
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    @trini.
    You totally should. I might be one of the lucky few to live in a city with a constantly growing graphic novel section but I don't think it's only me. I have a feeling that the general acceptance of comics in the popular media has lead many a librarian to be free in their graphic novel purchasing and stocking. He'll, I could read all of transmet for free (and in physical form) if the daft bugger who took out the next issue would return the damned thing.
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    @Ben: The only thing is that I used to read them in like the first day and then forget to return them and getting fines (much of it having to do with it being hot outside). *Hangs head in shame* Yeah, I'm a horrible person. But it would be a good resource and I think I'd be better about returning things now.