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Canadian booksellers pick the top graphic novels of 2012

According to booksellers contacted by Q&Q, graphic novels continue their move into the mainstream.

Jason Grimmer, manager of Montreal’s Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, says, “People are starting to look at graphic novels as literature.”

Calum Johnston, owner of Halifax’s Strange Adventures, observes: “Libraries, bookstores, schools, and universities keep adding comics to their curriculum and shelves. So the chance of people coming into contact with graphic novels is improving.”

Click on the thumbnails below to explore booksellers’ picks for best graphic novels of the year.