Library Services


About Big B ComicsProudly Canadian, Big B Comics has been serving the comic book needs of Southern Ontario since 1996. In 1999 we opened our flagship store on Upper James Street in Canada’s Steeltown Hamilton, Ontario. In 2008, we assumed 100% ownership of Blue Beetle Comics in Barrie (now Big B Comics Barrie). Our success is based on a three-fold approach to sales: excellent selection, excellent service, and fair pricing. We want to shatter past perceptions of comic book stores and, rejecting the old model, have created a professional atmosphere in a forward-thinking company. In fact, we have been awarded the prestigious Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Retailer. We’re also proud contributors to literacy programs such as Read to Succeed.

Product Knowledge and DiversityGraphic novels, comic books, and Japanese Manga have entered into mainstream culture and are becoming an important part of public and teaching libraries. Our staff can show you which graphic novels are right for your library or classroom based on a number of factors: genre, art style, subject matter, critical acclaim, popular appeal, and appropriateness of content. Do you know that comic books are now the subject of serious scholarly study in universities around the world? Wouldn’t you like to include some comics with real artistic and literary merit in your collection? Let us show you how. Remember, not all graphic novels and comic books are appropriate material for children. This is not always apparent based on the titles and covers! Big B Comics is staffed with experts in the field and we will take care to eliminate any unpleasant surprises through our content screening service.

How to OrderPlease feel free to contact us toll-free at 1-888-272-8831 or email We will be happy to speak with you about your library and the type of collection you are trying to maintain or create. Always flexible, Big B Comics is happy to meet your billing and invoicing needs and accepts a variety of payment methods.  

Discounts too!Our standard discount for libraries and academic institutions is 20% off. The discount grows when you factor in that we will always calculate our prices based on the fair current US/CAD dollar exchange, something which you can not always expect when you buy elsewhere. We will ignore excessive Canadian cover prices and only discount off of an adjusted fair current exchange.  Fair current exchange discounts will save you and your organization money.

Thank you,

Walter Durajlija

Libraries and Schools Co-Ordinator