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The Diamond Retailer Best Practices Awards

 

Each year, the Diamond Retailer Best Practices Awards seek to showcase comic book specialty retailers that demonstrate “best practices” in their stores, thereby offering their customers and community a consistently appealing shopping experience.

All comic book and specialty hobby store retailers serviced by Diamond are invited to nominate their store for Diamond BPA consideration. Their retailer peers vote for the winners of each award.


2017 BPA Winners
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Best Website - Challengers Comics + Conversation, Chicago IL

Best Store Promotional Materials - Comics, Etc., Queensland, Australia

Best Board Game Section - Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy, Austin, TX

Best Store Anniversary Event - Comikaze and Toys, Goodyear, AZ


2016 BPA Winners
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Best Movie/Themed Boutique - Gods & Monsters, Orlando, FL

Best FCBD - Yancy Street Comics - Port Richey, FL

Best Small Business Cross Promotion - Jesse James Comics - Glendale, AZ

Best Kids Section - All Star Comics – Melbourne, Australia

Best Community Involvement - Charlie’s Comic Books – Tucson, AZ

Best Exterior Signage - Astro-Zombies – Albuquerque, NM 

Best Halloween ComicFest - Level Up Entertainment – Mays Landing, NJ

Best Back Issues Section - All About Books & Comics – Phoenix, AZ

Best Relocation - All About Books & Comics – Phoenix, AZ

Best Toys Section - Comikaze and Toys – Goodyear, AZ 

Best Window Display - Challengers Comics + Conversation – Chicago, IL 

Best Staff Motivational Program - Pulp 716: Coffee and Comics – Lockport, NY 

Best Interior Signage - 1st Edition Comics – Peachtree City, GA

Best New Comics Section - Space Cadets Collection Collection – Oak Ridge North, TX 


2015 BPA Winners
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Best Charity Fundraiser The Comic Store – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

Best Graphic Novel Section - Gosh! Comics – Soho, London

Best Manga Section - Dragon’s Lair – Austin, Texas

Best Print Ad/Campaign - Comic City – Canton, Michigan

Best Retail Relocation/Expansion - Curious Comics - Nanaimo, British Columbia

Best Kids Section - The Dragon - Guelph, Ontario

Best Halloween ComicFest Event - Carol & John's Comics - Cleveland, OH

Most Creative Store Sale - Tate's Comics - Lauderhill, FL

Best Apparel Section - Generation X Comics - Bedford, TX

Best e-Newsletter - KINGS Comics - Sydney, Australia

Best Collecting Supplies Display - Watchtower Comics - Houston, TX

Best Statues/Models Display - Toy Traders - Langley, British Columbia

2014 BPA Winners
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Best Counter Display
Jesse James Comics – Glendale, AZ

Best Library/School Program or Event
KINGS Comics – Sydney, Australia

Best Movie/Themed Boutique
Brave New World - Newhall, CA

Best Customer Service
Jesse James Comics – Glendale, AZ

Best FCBD Event
Krypton Comics - Omaha, NE

Best Subscription / Pull & Hold Service
POPstore - Bologna, Parma, and Torino, Italy

Best Store Logo
Local Heroes Comics - Norfolk, VA

Best Window Display
eXpert Comics - Montreal and Ville LaSalle, Quebec in Canada

Best Twitter Presence -
Challengers Comics +
Conversation – Chicago, IL

Best Convention Booth - Coliseum of Comics - Orlando, FL

Best New Comics Section - Dragon’s Lair - Austin, TX

Best TV Ad - Jetpack Comics - Rochester, New Hampshire

Best Staff Motivational Program - MaximuM Comics – Las Vegas, NV

2013 BPA Winners
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Best Graphic Novel Section - Challengers Comics + Conversation – Chicago, IL

Best FCBD Event -
Strange Adventures - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Best Toys Section -
Atomic Comics – Tacoma, WA

Best Table Display -
BSI Comics - Metairie, LA

Best Marketing Use of Store Logo -
Dragon’s Lair - Austin, TX

Best Facebook Page -
Challengers Comics + Conversation – Chicago, IL

Best Cash-Wrap Area -
MaximuM Comics – Las Vegas, NV

Best Interior Signage -
Kings Comics – Sydney, Australia

Best Store Sign -
Astro-Zombies - Albuquerque, NM

Best Local Business Cross Promotion - 
Atlantis Fantasyworld –Santa Cruz, CA

Best In-Store Gaming Area -
Comic Quest – Evansville, IN


2012 BPA Winners
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Best Back Issue Section - All About Books & Comics - Phoenix, AZ

Best Counter Display - Heroes and Villains - Hampton, VA

Best Customer Loyalty Program
- KINGS Comics - Sydney, Australia

Best Graphic Novel Section - KINGS Comics - Sydney, Australia

Best Kids Section - Happy Harbor Comics - Edmonton, Alberta

Best Movie/Themed Boutique - Krypton Comics - Omaha, NE

Best New Comics Section - Comic Central - Sanford, FL

Best Out-Of-Box Game Display - Lone Star Comics - Mesquite, TX

Best PREVIEWS Display - Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy - Austin, TX

Best Store Logo Usage - Up Up & Away! - Cincinnati, OH

Best Toys Section - Space Cadets Collection - Oak Ridge North, TX

Best T-Shirt Display - Generation X Comics - Bedford, TX

Best Website - Midtown Comics - New York, NY

Best Window Display - Level Up Entertainment - Mays Landing, NJ

Most Improved Retail Display - Heroes Only Comics & Games - Cheyenne, WY