Sunday we took a trip to Happy Harbor Comics here in Edmonton to search for some new reading material. Comic books have always been a big part of our reading. It was one of the ways that helped me get my kids forming their love for reading.
Now when it comes to comic shops here in Edmonton, Happy Harbor Comics is our favourite stop. The store is laid out great. With the staffs willingness to help find what you need, my daughter was able to find something when she couldn’t decide where to begin.
We first looked through the kids area where the books are easy reading and ment for a younger audience.
So many options available! My kids were overloaded with excitement. Trying to find that one book was half the fun. We kept on looking around the store, making sure to see it all.
Next we went looking at some of the figures you can buy there were my son fell in love.
He found Halo’s Master Chief! This is his favourite video game and Master Chief rules everything. Hmmm birthday coming soon…
Then we were off looking at all the comics. So many to choose from and I was having trouble myself choosing what to read.
Time seemed to stop while we were there. That is the sign of a great store, when your kids can spend the time with no complaining.
Now, not only is Happy Harbor Comics full of great stuff, but the support they give when it comes to reading is amazing. They will come out to schools and libraries to hold comic book fairs, teaching kids all about comics, jobs in the industry and reading. The library will also earn a portion of the sales to help them grow. I know I will be talking to my kid’s school about this.
Happy Harbor Comics also hosts Free Comic Book Day. Throughout the day, a number of comic books will be set out for free. Lots of stuff for kids to do including costumed guests. They even accept donations to the Edmonton Food Bank which gives back to our community. I will be there this year on Saturday May 6, 2017 so you might see me there.
There are tons of great things happening here, but don’t just rely on me. Check out their website and see for your self.
The greatest part of visiting a comic store is finding that one book you really want. I think we did just that as I had one of the quietest rides home. Both my kids were deep into reading the whole way home. It is one of those times as a parent when silence isn’t a bad thing, in fact quite the opposite.
When we got home my kids continued reading until both finished their new finds.
We all can’t wait until our next trip to Happy Harbor Comics. My kids are already talking about which books they will pick next.
Thanks to Happy Harbor Comics one lucky reader will get a $50 gift card to their store. A big thank you to them for their continued support of reading.
Giveaway will run until March 27, 2017 and open to people living in the Edmonton area. Winner will randomly be chosen.
Click on the link below, comment on this blog post to unlock bonus entries. Good luck to everyone who enters.
(Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post. All views and opinions are my own. Happy Harbor Comics donated the gift card for this giveaway.)