July BookShelf e-Newsletter Released

The July update of the Diamond BookShelf newsletter is now available, featuring recent comic industry news of relevance to retailers, educators and librarians, special educational articles, upcoming events for schools and libraries, and much more.

The BookShelf website is one of Diamond's innovative efforts to foster the growth and acceptance of comics and graphic novels, providing a wealth of resource information and encouraging librarians and teachers to visit their local comic shops. Additionally, it is an excellent tool for retailers currently in partnership with local schools and libraries, or for those who wish to explore such opportunities.

The newsletter's content for this month includes:

  • An Exploration of the Rise of Young Adult Graphic Novels
  • Creating Comics with a Creative Aging Program
  • A Highlight on the Superheroes of Literacy Program
  • A Review of ALA Annual
  • Dr. Katie Monnin reviews Paper Girls Volume from Image Comics and Nnewts Volume 3: Battle for Amphibopolis from Graphix, providing lesson plan suggestions for classroom and workshop settings 
  • Much more!

To view the current newsletter online, click here

To help make the search for comic shops easier and more convenient, BookShelf partners 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. For stores who'd like more information or to participate, please consult your Diamond Retailer Services Representative.

To learn what's new for comics in the growing education and library markets - and how you can work with your local librarians and educators - retailers and managers can sign up for our monthly newsletter here.