Jennifer Haines

Owner, The Dragon

Jenn Haines (MA, B.Ed., OCT) is the owner of The Dragon, Guelph’s comic and games store, operating in two locations. She has a Bachelor of Education, with 10 years of teaching experience, and a Master’s in Classical Studies.

Jenn curates The Dragon Prize for the Joe Shuster Awards, recognizing the best all-ages graphic novel by a Canadian each year. She is a board member of ComicsPro, the only professional organization of comic shops. Jennifer is one of the Guelph Mercury’s 40 Under 40 and a recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Business category. The Dragon is a recipient of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award, which recognizes the best comic stores in the world. It is also the winner of several local reader’s choice awards.

Jenn lives in Guelph with her husband and two daughters, Junia and Darwin. In her very vague spare time, she sings barbershop with The Over Tones and the quartet Bluebird.

Jennifer's Sessions

Panel: Retailers Bridging the Digital Divide

Join a panel of bookselling professionals from across the country to discuss the pressing issues affecting the trade in 2018, including drawing increasingly digital-minded customers to a bricks-and-mortar experience, engaging with publisher suppliers in new and innovative ways, and testing new models for retail. Moderated by Serah-Marie McMahon.
TF: Bookselling