Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A (Comic) Bookstore Grows In Brooklyn

From the "It's A Small World After All" Department --

So me and the BF are slumming on a strangely summery (read: global warming, we all gonna die) Tuesday afternoon. Eating Burger King -- you know, the "BK."

BF says: "Hey, there's a DC Comics poster hanging in the bookstore across the street."

I say, squinting: "I don't see it." (I squint a lot.)

So we decide to go to the shop, a branch of "Shakespeare & Co" near Brooklyn College, and check it out.

The guy at the front counter looks familiar...

It's regular "Occasional Superheroine" reader Mordicai!

What are the odds, I asks ya, what are the odds?

He's actually helped develop a nice little niche of graphic novels within the store, and it seems to be doing well (it grew from just one shelf to the whole section). There are also key authors like Alan Moore cross-referenced within the literature section. And professors at the nearby college occasionally order comic titles from the store to teach for their classes.

In an area in which the nearest comic store is usually several subway stops away (grumble grumble), the Shakespeare & Co on Hillel is a nice little oasis for current & classic trade paperbacks & graphic novels.

And also -- I got to meet Mordicai! And Pete!

And I got a pair of used Spider-Girl trade paperbacks! How cool is that?


  1. this is a stirring story of adventure. the heart swells. also: burger king is gross. i forgot to mention that.

  2. Ah, that's what happens when you sleep in all morning, Ford old boy. I'm also embarrassed because our store is a mess and the comic section has recently undergone a purge! You're supposed to clean when company comes over.

  3. that is true; it was kind of gross in here.

  4. Anonymous5:55 PM

    We'd be remiss not to mention that Bulletproof Comics is just around the corner and a pretty okay joint, so the nearest comic book store isn't all that far off.

  5. That's pretty freaking awesome!

  6. Bulletproof is right 'round the corner, 'tis true, but just like the next nearest bookstore after us is in Park Slope, so is the next nearest comic book shoppe a million kilometres over the horizon.