Quality comic book shops are a valuable resource for libraries and schools seeking graphic novels and graphic novel information. In the past, such partnerships have proven successful for all involved, with increased sales and circulation, as well as the satisfaction that comes with community involvement.

BookShelf is pleased to present our own match-making service, a database of comic book shops eager to work with local libraries and schools. We also spoke to several comic book shop owners who have successfully worked with libraries in the past about their positive experiences!

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To help make the search for comic shops easier and more convenient, BookShelf has now partnered with the Comic Shop Locator Service web site to create a School and Library Partners badge. Comic stores with this badge have told us they are willing to work with libraries and schools. This could mean help with stocking comics and graphic novels, putting together programming, offering educational presentations, buying at a discount and more.

Librarians and educators looking for a store to partner with can search their local area by simply typing in their address or zip code.

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Click on the picture to visit the site!

For stores who'd like more information or to participate, please consult your Diamond Customer Service Representative.

Success Stories

  • Captain Blue Hen Comics - Located in Newark, Delaware, Captain Blue HenComics has been open since 1980. Current owners Joe and Danielle Murray have worked hard to make the shop a comfortable setting for both long-time comics fans and brand new readers.
  • Casablanca Comics - Casablanca Comics has two locations in Maine, one in Portland and one in Windham. Open since 1987, Casblanca boasts a diverse customer base with a large variety of interests.
  • Night Flight Comics - Night Flight Comics in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been working with librarians and educators for over 20 years.