Reminder – Retailer Award Nominations

Is there something special about your local comic shop? Do they deserve recognition for the wonderful in-store experience they provide? Do they go above and beyond, with a bright, well laid out, positive shopping experience? Perhaps some of the community outreach they did in 2008 deserves special attention.

Well, you can help them achieve that recognition: the Joe Shuster Awards are accepting public nominations for THE HARRY KREMER RETAILER AWARD. The Kremer Award recognizes the most outstanding comic book retailer of the previous calendar year.

Here’s how it works:

A member of the community nominates the store they believe is deserving of the award. Members of the Retailer Committee then go to work: they will research the store and it’s community profile, have a representative enter the store and shop as a customer to get a feel for the store and the experience, contact deserving shops for more information about the store, it’s employees, and then the finalists undergo a telephone interview.

Winners are recognized at the annual Joe Shuster Award event, alongside the other important contributors to comics, graphic novels and the comic community because retailers play an important role in the comic world.

To nominate a store, send an email to:

Past winners include:

Now & Then Books – Kitchener, 2005

Strange Adventures – Halifax, 2006

Happy Harbor – Edmonton, 2007

Big B Comics – Hamilton, 2008

Harry Kremer Award / Prix Harry Kremer – Retailer / Détaillant

Les boutiques sont nommés par le grand public et un Comité distinct pour La Récompense de détaillant exceptionnel passera en évaluation tous les documents reçus et choisira un magasin qui a montré du mérite dans une variété de catégories (voir les détails ailleurs sur ce site). Nommé en honneur du défunt Harry Kremer, premier propriétaire de Now & Then Books (a Kitchener, Ontario).


Shops are recommended by the general public and a separate Retailer Award Committee reviews all materials received and select a store that has shown merit in a variety of categories (see details elsewhere on this site). Named after the late Harry Kremer, original owner of Now & Then Books (in Kitchener, Ontario)