536 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS • (902) 252-3452



“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” ― Frank Serafini

Cape and Cowl is committed to supporting the Bedford-Sackville Community and their families through a literacy program that offers a high level of engagement and a balanced approach to literacy. Within a small group setting, each student attending will become immersed in literature that is engaging, exciting, and offers a springboard for word work in a meaningful context while reading for pleasure.

The use of graphic novels provides a unique tool to improve students’ literacy and prepare them for future success:

Including graphics with texts helps students encode information more readily, improving their reading comprehension and vocabulary development.

When images are used alongside text, students can more easily understand the meaning of the text, as well as retain elements of the story. Often, students’ self-esteem can be diminished by difficulties in reading and writing, which can be a factor in deciding to later drop out of school. By providing students with exciting tools to increase reading skills, they can build confidence for the future.

Graphic novels can motivate and engage youth, particularly among reluctant readers.

Using popular literacy materials that are interesting to students and part of their culture demonstrates to the students that their lives and interests are acknowledged and respected. Grouping graphic novels with comics and drawing books can form a magnet for reluctant readers.

Graphic novels can be used to improve traditional literacy, as well as be valued as its own form of reading, with its own benefits.

The popularity of graphic novels—and the use of them as a learning tool—has been steadily increasing and accepted among educators. The combination of traditional and visual literacies in  graphic novels can help students better grasp plot, character, theme and other story elements through visual cues that aid comprehension.

Information on graphic novels adapted from Healthy Teen Network, July 16, 2013


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Some new stock in from MishMatch Crafts!!

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Our next online auction in support of our Patron's Club helping fund the Leighann Wichman Safe Space is coming up soon!
Jay Roy, owner of Cape & Cowl, founded the Leighann Wichman Safe Space shortly after opening the main comic shop in September of 2014. Leighann was a pillar of love and the ultimate approachable soul. She was passionate about a few great things: comics, video and board games, and most importantly, helping youth find their geek pride, gender expression, and voice. Leighann was taken from us much too early as one of our local heroes, but her legacy of love will live on through the countless people she helped. The only strict policy she adhered to, was that of openness and inclusion, and of centering youth. Around her, one could discover their full potential, and experience the value of having a safe space to be your most authentic self. This is what we believe here at Cape & Cowl, and the values we find important to carry with us through the Leighann Wichman Safe Place.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our vision so far!
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Pop into CatFest and visit Blaire and Sarah at the Museum of Natural History today until 4pm! 🐱💙🐱💙🐱💙🐱

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Kaylee!! 😍😍😍😍 She and Jay have a special bond 💙🐶💙🐶
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And all the puppies are visiting our Lower Sackville location today! We've fallen in love with Winston! 😍🐶😍🐶😍🐶
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536 Sackville Drive,
Lower Sackville, NS

PHONE: (902) 252-3452

EMAIL: jay@capeandcowlcomics.ca

Sun: 11 AM to 4 PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11 AM to 5 PM
Wed-Sat: 11 AM to 7 PM