Turf Building

Fialkoff, Francine
March 2007
Library Journal;3/15/2007, Vol. 132 Issue 5, p8
Trade Publication
The editorial focuses on the influence of librarian Robin Brenner on the graphic novel industry in the United States. The author explores the important role of librarians in introducing and supporting new media formats to the general public. The rise in interest in graphic novels is one example where library influence has shown a noticeable impact on the book sales market.


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