Wordless books at ALA

While attending the American Library Association’s annual convention in Anaheim in late June, I caught a very interesting session, sponsored by the Literatures in English Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, on the topic of “wordless books.” Check out David Beronä’s Wordless Books blog for a full description of the session and his recent book titled, Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels.  There are other libraries in the UC system that are collecting wordless books and graphic novels, so I have not been collecting heavily in this area (Thank you, Interlibrary Loan!).  UCLA’s College Library does have a growing Graphic Novels/Nonfiction Collection.  That said, if you are an advanced scholar doing research in this area, let me know so that I know whether we need more research copies of these books on our campus.

One Response to “Wordless books at ALA”

  1. David Berona says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed the Language of Pictures panel discussion and hope your faculty and students are encouraged to discover the riches of the early wordless books that I cover in my book. I would enjoy your comments on my book.

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