Betty’s Books Blog

One of our specialties here at Betty’s Books is helping people of all ages get started with comics, graphic novels, and manga. Whether you’re a comics newbie or a seasoned reader, we’ve got a post you can sink your teeth into.

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Shop Local, Read Local! Vol. 1

Shop Local, Read Local! Vol. 1

Lottie Spurgin Supporting local artists is just as important as supporting local businesses! Luckily for us in St. Louis, it’s super easy to do given that we have some PHENOMENAL local artists. Here are some notable titles to check out!   Heart Takes the Stage by...

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June Staff Picks!

June Staff Picks!

Check out this month's staff picks from the Betty's Books crew!   Alex's Pick   Self Esteem and the End of the World by Luke Healy Going into this book, I thought I was heading for a reflective, autobiographical meditation of the self. What I got was, well,...

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Strip Off those Jackets, and Get Your Books Naked!

Strip Off those Jackets, and Get Your Books Naked!

Katie Schaefer Dust jackets: a removable outer cover on a book. It is typically made of paper and folds around the case cover to stay in place. Case covers: the cover of your picture book hiding under the dust jacket. Sometimes they match the dust jacket, sometimes...

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May Staff Picks!

May Staff Picks!

Check out this month's staff picks from the Betty's Books crew!   Alain's Pick   Across a FIeld of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti (they/them) When they were kids, Fassen's spaceship crash-landed on a planet that Lu's survey force was exploring. It was a...

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April Staff Picks!

April Staff Picks!

Check out this month's staff picks from the Betty's Books crew!   Alain's Pick   Bloom by Kevin Panetta (he/him) and Savanna Ganucheau (she/her) Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band--if he can just...

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The Manga Shelf of a Fashionista

The Manga Shelf of a Fashionista

Lottie Spurgin I’ve been on kind of a manga kick lately, and it’s sort of all I’m reading! The two most driving parts of my life are reading books and looking FABULOUS! An affinity for style, fashion, and all things stereotypically girly extends all the way to what I...

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Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

Katie Schaefer Fractured fairy tales: the whimsical world of storytelling with a twist! So, what exactly are fractured fairy tales? Well, imagine taking those timeless stories we all grew up with—Cinderella, The Tortoise & the Hare, Jack & the Beanstalk—and...

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Comics for Existential Adults

Comics for Existential Adults

Alain McAlister Life can be heavy sometimes, and it’s been a rough month for me. I’ve been reaching for a lot of media that lets me sit in the messy gray areas of it all. The following comics have weight and love, but also a comforting quiet and space for their...

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March Staff Picks!

March Staff Picks!

Check out this month's staff picks from the Betty's Books crew!   Alain's Pick   Persephone by Loic Locatelli-Kournwsky (he/him) Persephone may be the adopted daughter of the famous witch Demeter, but she's still struggling to find her place alongside such a...

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