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Drama’s 5th Year on ALA’s Most Banned & Challenged List

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF) released their annual list of most frequently challenged and banned books of 2019 and once again Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama is included in the Top 10. This is Drama’s fifth year as one of the most challenged…

Get Free Digital Comics Through Your Library Now

There’s a misconception that reading free ebooks or digital comics requires piracy or outdated public domain content — but all it requires is a library card. You can read Watchmen, Guts, Ms. Marvel, Sandman, and many more using digital resources many…

Announcing the League of Graphic Novel Educators

We live in extraordinary times and it takes extraordinary educators to lead the way! Love teaching?  Join us!   Love graphic novels? You are not alone. New to graphic novels but curious? We want you! Wanting to use a specific novel…

Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang Celebrate National Library Week Live — Register Now!

Join celebrated authors Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang for a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity as CBLDF commemorates National Library Week! Sign up now for this live webinar happening on Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 PDT/ 3:30 EDT – Register here.…

UPDATED Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

UPDATED 4/15/20 to reflect new State-by-State resources. The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing…

Retailer Resource: Put Your Comic Shop Online

Comic shops everywhere have been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. To maintain business, shops are coming up with new ways to reach their customers remotely and continue selling comics. CBLDF is working with retailers to share their innovative approaches to continue…

Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses Webinar

CBLDF is developing and creating resources for those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Government Relief Loans for Comic Businesses was made to help retailers navigate applying for government relief loans that can help their business weather the current crisis. Watch the…

CBLDF Remote Retailing Webinar

Remote Retailing: Connecting With Your Customer Online Webinar CBLDF is developing resources for retailers affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Remote Retailing is the first of the planned series of retailer training webinars. Watch the full video on the CBLDF YouTube…

Remote Retailer Spotlight: Comic Curators

  For many people, there’s nothing better than hunting through the racks of a comic shop to find something new to read. But with comic shops across the country temporarily closed, that’s become much harder to do. Comic book retailers…

Retailer Resource: Social Media Training Webinar

  Social Media: Best Practices for the Comic Book Retailer Friday, April 17th @ 1 PM PST Social media platforms have become essential spaces for millions of Americans looking to build connection and community. As a result these platforms have…