We are proud to announce that we are the winners of the Diamond Comics Distribution Best Retail Practices Award for our Back Issue Comic Section! Winners in the 5 categories were announced at the New York City Comic Convention on 10/11/12.
This is what they said:
When it comes to back issue comics, All About Books and Comics in Phoenix has the largest and most comprehensive selection in Arizona. With more than 1,000,000 back issue comics in stock, ranging from the Golden Age to the present, comic collectors come from all over Arizona and the country to peruse back stock and fill in their collections.All About Books and Comics features slat wall displays on every wall in the store showcasing rotating back issues selections so that every time you come in you will find a new selection of rare gems.
There are colorfully decorated comic boxes at comfortable heights for searching, organized alphabetically and carefully labeled to easily find everything from Marvel’s Avengers to Dell’s Zorro comics. Every book is bagged, boarded, graded and priced so the customer knows what he/she is getting. There is a section specifically for Bronze and Silver Age books. Golden Age books are in glass display cases so they can be easily viewed and protected.
Owners Alan and Marsha Giroux have prided themselves on the breath of their selection. There are pre-superhero Atlas comics, Classics Illustrated, Archie, Avon, Dell, Gold Key, Marvel, DC, Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age and Modern back issues as well. There are well over 3,000 assorted Golden/Silver/Bronze comics in a dedicated $5.00 section, as well as several thousand at $10.00 each, and a popular discount comic room with thousands of back issue comics at cover price dating back to the 1970’s.
All About Books and Comics has been in business for over thirty years and houses a massive back stock that doesn’t fit on the sales floor. It is completely alphabetized and organized in their on-site warehouse so that the boxes on display on the sales floor can remain fully stocked and the wall and glass case displays changed out often. Customers marvel at how much there is too choose from everywhere in the store.
All About has earned the Diamond Best Practices Award for Best Back Issue Section because of the size, unparalleled selection, and easy customer friendly organization.”