A few people have been sending us recommendations for the Harry Kremer Canadian Comic Book Retailer Award, so it should be noted that in order to qualify for the award a store must meet two very specific criteria:
- the retailer must be in business for at least two years to be considered eligible
- previous winners are not eligible for nomination (this includes the specific shop as well as franchises or other stores held by owners who have previously won)
Blue Beetle Comics, for example, is a store that is also owned by Walter and Marc of Hamilton’s Big B Comics, who won the award in 2008. Another example is Little Island Comics (which opened in 2011) which is owned by Peter and Shane of the Beguiling, who won the award in 2010.