Full disclosure: I work at a certain business that has won the category of Best Book Store a few times before. I like it there: I like working there as well as getting a whole lot of the books that I buy — new books, including a lot of fiction I wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else in the city — from there.
That said, when I voted for the prairie dog‘s Best of Regina 2011, my vote went to Comic Readers.
I’m not Comic Geek Number 1 by any means. I can throw down with some modern Spider-Man stuff and I’m at least literary graphic novels literate. But man, am I down with going to their downtown location whenever I get the chance, and it ranks among the better comic stores I’ve been to.
It’s a clean, modern-looking place, which is a nice change from a lot of the comic places I remember growing up. It’s well-organized and easy to navigate. They’ve got a decent balance between the toys and actual books. Plus, I never get a hint of snobbery from the clerks over my choices, another old comic book store stereotype.
Another reason I voted for ’em, though, is that I feel they’d display the Best of Regina certificate with pride. My workplace, as far as I can remember, has them tucked away in the managers’ office. Those things were built to breathe, people.
You can vote for all of Regina’s best right here. Do it now; the deadline is September 22.