Barnes and Noble has had a dedicated graphic novel and manga section for years and in 2016 they increased the size of the area by a significant amount. It looks like in the next few months the nation’s largest bookseller will develop a standalone kids graphic novel section.
Publishers have been lobbying for a dedicated kids graphic novel area for years. Right now all of the graphic novels are included in the existing kids section, which makes them harder to find. It is currently unknown if Barnes and Noble will put the new section near the existing graphic novels and manga or if they will create a new section with the kids department.
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