|“I am no man.”|
Comic book shop owners and employees must understand the basics of business: the female demographic is growing among comic book readership. With digital subscription access now so easy, it’s vital to a comic book store’s survival to lure customers into the shop – especially if they sell other products such as CCGs, RPGs, movies, action figures, and apparel.
Not only do women represent a growing interest in comic books and their movie universes, we also patronize comic book shops for gifts for our male and female relatives – spouses, partners, siblings, parents, and children. We want to support small businesses, but too many unfriendly experiences in stores run with a lack of professionalism will make any customer hesitant to revisit that type of store.
I took some time and space to complain about my negative experience in a local comic book store, but I wanted to do something positive instead. I asked my friends and family to recommend comic book stores that are friendly to women.
Instructions to add your business (or your favorite store) are included on the page. Thank you to those who helped me. I look forward to adding more businesses soon.