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2014 Core List Bookshelves

What graphic novels and manga should I be shelving?

It's a question we heard often when we were launching GraphicNovelReporter. It came from independent bookstore owners and librarians who were looking to begin or expand their graphic collections, as well as from readers. It was easy to see why: With so much content out there and so few resources for sorting it all, how could they use their limited budgets wisely and still serve the best interests of their customers and patrons? And so we developed our Core Lists.

What makes a graphic novel or manga part of this Core List?

Understand that this is not a "best of" list or a selection of favorites, nor is it an extensive list for comic shops, which have a different set of needs than other booksellers --- although we hope some of the information provided here is of use to comics shop owners, too!

These lists were specifically designed for bookstores, libraries and other outlets seeking to feature comics. Collectively, these lists provide information to help sellers shape a collection.


View our 2014 Core List Bookshelves:


The Adult Graphic Novel List
A - As
 | Au - Bo Bo - Cr | Cr - Ee | Em - Ge
Gh - I | Im - Le | Li - Ne | Ni - Pr | Pr - Sc 
Sc - Su | Su - Un | Un - X | X - Z

The Teen Graphic Novel List
A - Bo
 | Bo - Do Dr - Ha | Ha - Le | Li - Pa
Pe - Sk | Sl - Th | Th - Z

The Kids Graphic Novel List
A - Ca 
Ca - Ed Ee - Jo
Ka - Mi | Mi - Po To - Z

The Adult Manga List
A - D
 | D - J L - Pe | Ra - Ya | Z

The Teen Manga List
A - Cl
 | Cr - He | He - Lu | Ra - Sh | So - Z

The Kids Manga List
A - Ga
 | Ha - Na  K - Z