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The winners of the Summer 2013 Diamond Retail Best Practices Awards (BPAs) were announced at Diamond's Retailer Appreciation Breakfast during New York Comic Con on October 10 via video.

 

 

 

 

 

The Diamond BPAs were established to identify and honor comic book specialty retailers that demonstrate “best practices” in their stores, thereby offering their patrons and community a consistently appealing shopping experience. All comic book and specialty hobby store retailers serviced by Diamond were invited to nominate their store for Diamond BPA consideration by submitting photos of the area(s) of their shop they wish to nominate and a written statement (of no more than 500 words) explaining why they believe their store is deserving of the award. Fellow retailers than voted for their top picks via the Retailer Services website.

The winner of each award are bolded below.

 

  • Blastoff Comics – North Hollywood, CA
  • Challengers Comics + Conversation – Chicago, IL
  • Collector’s Paradise – Pasadena, CA
  • Comic Central - Sanford, FL
  • Dragon’s Lair – Austin, TX
  • The Escapist – Berkeley, CA
  • Geoffrey’s Comics – Gardena, CA
  • Graham Crackers – Chicago, IL
  • Impact Comics - Canberra, Australia
  • Jesse James Comics - Glendale, AZ
  • Mayhem Comics – Ames and Des Moines, IA
  • Words & Pictures - Calgary, Alberta, Canada



  • Collector's Corner - Baltimore, MD
  • Dragon’s Lair - Austin, TX
  • Jesse James Comics - Glendale, AZ
  • Jet Pack Comics, LLC – Rochester, NH
  • Kings Comics - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Krypton Comics – Omaha, NE
  • Le Boite A B D - Ouest, Laval, Quebec
  • Stadium Comics - Brampton ON
  • Strange Adventures - Halifax, Nova Scotia
     


 

  • Atomic Comics – Tacoma, WA
  • Comic & Figure Addicts – Union City, CA
  • Dragon’s Lair - Austin, TX
  • Jesse James Comics - Glendale, AZ
  • Phat Collectibles – Anaheim, CA




  • BSI Comics - Metairie, LA
  • The Escapist – Berkeley, CA
  • Jesse James Comics - Glendale, AZ



  • The Comic Book Shop - Wilmington, DE
  • Comic Explosion - Lapeer, MI
  • Dragon’s Lair - Austin, TX
  • Earthworld Comics - Albany, NY
  • Escape Pod Comics – Huntington Village, NY
  • Mayhem Comics & Games - Mayhem Comics – Ames and Des Moines, IA
  • Kings Comics - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Ssalefish Comics - Winston Salem, NC
  • TR!CKSTER – Berkeley, CA
  • Geoffrey’s Comics - Gardena, CA
  • Green Brain Comics, Dearborn, MI