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Popular Reading

Browse our popular reading collections for the latest bestsellers, zines, and graphic novels.

Braxton Collection

image of the Braxton Popular Reading collection

Looking to unwind with the latest bestseller? Browse our Braxton Popular Reading collection, located on floor 2 of the Mudd side of the library. This collection was established in memory of former library staff member, Henrietta Braxton, and contains a selection of current, popular literature. Since the collection focuses on contemporary materials, the selection of book titles available regularly changes. Be sure to check the collection often, to see what new titles are available.

Graphic Novels

Our graphic novels and comics collection is designed to support both curricular needs and leisure reading. We are building the collection in collaboration with faculty who teach graphic novels as well as students in C3: Claremont Comicbook Community.

Browse our collection of graphic novels and comics on Mudd 2nd floor near the Services Desk, or check them out to take home.


Zines are a platform for those whose voices are often marginalized by mainstream publishing and are generally limited-distribution, self-published works.

Our growing collection of zines focuses primarily on work by people of color, LGBTQ people, women, and Claremont Colleges students. In addition to donations and purchases made at local zine fests, we collaborate with students in Professor Todd Honma’s course “Zines, Creativity, and Community” (ASAM 105 PZ) to select new zines for the collection.

You can browse zines on Mudd 2nd floor and check them out to take home.

To donate your zine to the collection, contact the librarian who oversees the collection, Kendra Macomber.