"books" piece on the increased popularity of graphic novels in Maine's libraries
"books" piece on the increased popularity of graphic novels in Maine's libraries. Librarians across the state are amazed by the circulation rate of these titles, as well as their appeal to nontraditional library users. Melissa Orth, young-adult librarian at Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library, reports that in just two years of buying, their collection has grown to 217 titles. Suzanne Sullivan, reference librarian at the Portland Public Library's main branch, said they have roughly 70 titles, the majority of which are checked out on most days. Many in Maine credit Casablanca Comics owner Rick Lowell with sparking local interest in the genre.
Graphic novels, Libraries
Pfeifle, Sam, ""books" piece on the increased popularity of graphic novels in Maine's libraries" (2003). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1245.