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21 Seattle-area comic book shops, mapped

Browse the stacks from Burien to Lynnwood

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With artists like Ellen Forney and Jim Woodring and festivals like Short Run, Seattle has a thriving comics scene. It follows that we have a beautiful selection of comic shops, whether you’re looking for a place to hit new release day or a place to browse some indie selections—from community space Push/Pull in Ballard to Fantagraphics’s storefront and gallery in Georgetown.

There’s a neighborhood (or at least adjacent) comic shop for most parts of Seattle, especially north of the Ship Canal. The outskirts have some options, too, from Shoreline to Burien to the Eastside.

While this map focuses on comics-focused stores, several more traditional bookstores in the area stock comics and graphic novels, too—including some local and indie selections. Consider this an honorable mention for Elliott Bay Book Company in Capitol Hill, Phinney Books in Greenwood, and the Seattle location of Japanese retailer Kinokuniya.

Map points are ordered north to south.

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1. Mill Geek Comics

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17624 15th Ave SE Suite #105A
Bothell, WA 98012
(425) 415-6666
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While technically Bothell, this shop on the edge of Mill Creek has a fun, punny name and regular Magic, the Gathering tournaments.

2. Subspace Comics

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3333 184th St SW Suite G
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 744-2767
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Serving Lynnwood, this used to be the flagship location of the Comic Stop chain before branching off into its own thing.

3. A World of Collections Games, Comics and Cards

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22611 76th Ave W #101
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 778-2678
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Edmonds’s local shop has regular Magic, the Gathering events, comic subscription services, and other collectibles.

4. Arcane Comics & More

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15202 Aurora Ave N a
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 781-4875
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This former Ballard shop reopened in Shoreline a couple of years back and has been going strong ever since.

5. Corner Comics

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12049 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 486-9636
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A sister store to longtime Seattle favorite Comics Dungeon, Corner Comics has a broad selection, from manga to kids’ comics to standard single issues.

6. Bel-Kirk Stamp Coin & Comics

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11232 120th Ave NE Suite 107
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 827-4790

While it’s pretty normal for a comic shop to also specialize in general collectibles, it’s typically Funko Pops, cards, and action figures. In this case of this Kirkland shop, though, it’s comics and some extremely old-school collectibles: stamps and coins.

7. Dreamstrands Comics & Such

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115 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 297-3737
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This longrunning Greenwood shop just moved into a new, bigger space two doors down from its original location last year, with more room for graphic novels, card games, action figures, and gaming events.

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8. Amazing Heroes

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12832 NE 85th St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5999
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In Kirkland, Amazing Heroes sells both new and vintage comics, plus action figures and video games. Subscription boxes get 10 percent off.

9. The Grumpy Old Man's Comics, Art & Collectibles

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1732 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 257-0557
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This artist-owned Ballard shop specializes in back issue comics and collectibles, although it stocks new issues, too.

10. Push/Pull

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5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-1710
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This art collective slash event space slash shop is a mandatory destination for people on the search for indie comix and local art.

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11. The Dreaming Comics and Games

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5226 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 370-4063
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Up in the University District, The Dreaming is hosting a pre-ECCC benefit for Planned Parenthood, featuring the creators of anthology Mine! on Wednesday night before con.

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12. Comics Dungeon

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319 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 545-8373
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This Wallingford staple, open since 1992, has both a brick-and-mortar and digital store, plus the Perfect Bound podcast and book clubs. It’s a nonprofit too, and all its proceeds go to support other comic-related nonprofits.

13. Avalon Comics & Games

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10315 Silverdale Way NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 698-1501

On the other side of the Sound, this shop aims for an inclusive environment and has discounts for students and first responders.

14. Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique

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223 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 535-8886
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In Fremont, this shop aims to serve those who have traditionally been underrepresented in geek communities. It features not only comics and the usual other trappings like games, but high-end geek fashion, too.

15. Phoenix Comics & Games

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113 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 328-4554
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In Capitol Hill, this shop has some space for folding tables in the back to host special events like game nights, a feminist book club, and Free Comic Book Day selections.

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16. The Comics Keep

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5060 WA-303 suite 120
Bremerton, WA 98311
(360) 479-6421
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In Bremerton, this shop offers subscription pull boxes and gaming space.

17. Golden Age Collectables

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Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Pl #401
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-9799
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In addition to being a popular tourist-photo spot because of a convenient Pike Place Market location and a selfie-ready Batman statue outside, Golden Age Collectibles is Seattle’s longest-running comic book shop, in operation since 1961.

18. Mighty Moose Comics

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4015 Factoria Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 643-9924
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This Bellevue shop in Factoria Mall shop is a New Jersey transplant—formerly Fat Moose Comics. Like many other shops on the list, it offers gaming space and pull boxes.

19. Fantagraphics Bookstore And Gallery

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1201 S Vale St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 557-4910
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While this Georgetown spot is owned and operated by publisher Fantagraphics, their selection extends to other publishers, too, focusing on alternative options. That’s in addition to everything that Fantagraphics currently has in print.

20. Comic Hut

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822 S 3rd St
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 235-1663
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This shop serves downtown Renton, and has the standard selection of both comics and collectibles.

21. Ancient Comics

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1423, 14439 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 243-2002
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Ancient Comics in Burien, which got itself a bigger store layout just a few months ago, is known for having an incredibly deep selection.

1. Mill Geek Comics

17624 15th Ave SE Suite #105A, Bothell, WA 98012

While technically Bothell, this shop on the edge of Mill Creek has a fun, punny name and regular Magic, the Gathering tournaments.

17624 15th Ave SE Suite #105A
Bothell, WA 98012

2. Subspace Comics

3333 184th St SW Suite G, Lynnwood, WA 98037

Serving Lynnwood, this used to be the flagship location of the Comic Stop chain before branching off into its own thing.

3333 184th St SW Suite G
Lynnwood, WA 98037

3. A World of Collections Games, Comics and Cards

22611 76th Ave W #101, Edmonds, WA 98026

Edmonds’s local shop has regular Magic, the Gathering events, comic subscription services, and other collectibles.

22611 76th Ave W #101
Edmonds, WA 98026

4. Arcane Comics & More

15202 Aurora Ave N a, Shoreline, WA 98133

This former Ballard shop reopened in Shoreline a couple of years back and has been going strong ever since.

15202 Aurora Ave N a
Shoreline, WA 98133

5. Corner Comics

12049 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

A sister store to longtime Seattle favorite Comics Dungeon, Corner Comics has a broad selection, from manga to kids’ comics to standard single issues.

12049 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

6. Bel-Kirk Stamp Coin & Comics

11232 120th Ave NE Suite 107, Kirkland, WA 98033

While it’s pretty normal for a comic shop to also specialize in general collectibles, it’s typically Funko Pops, cards, and action figures. In this case of this Kirkland shop, though, it’s comics and some extremely old-school collectibles: stamps and coins.

11232 120th Ave NE Suite 107
Kirkland, WA 98033

7. Dreamstrands Comics & Such

115 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103

This longrunning Greenwood shop just moved into a new, bigger space two doors down from its original location last year, with more room for graphic novels, card games, action figures, and gaming events.

115 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103

8. Amazing Heroes

12832 NE 85th St, Kirkland, WA 98033

In Kirkland, Amazing Heroes sells both new and vintage comics, plus action figures and video games. Subscription boxes get 10 percent off.

12832 NE 85th St
Kirkland, WA 98033

9. The Grumpy Old Man's Comics, Art & Collectibles

1732 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

This artist-owned Ballard shop specializes in back issue comics and collectibles, although it stocks new issues, too.

1732 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

10. Push/Pull

5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

This art collective slash event space slash shop is a mandatory destination for people on the search for indie comix and local art.

5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

11. The Dreaming Comics and Games

5226 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Up in the University District, The Dreaming is hosting a pre-ECCC benefit for Planned Parenthood, featuring the creators of anthology Mine! on Wednesday night before con.

5226 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

12. Comics Dungeon

319 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

This Wallingford staple, open since 1992, has both a brick-and-mortar and digital store, plus the Perfect Bound podcast and book clubs. It’s a nonprofit too, and all its proceeds go to support other comic-related nonprofits.

319 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

13. Avalon Comics & Games

10315 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383

On the other side of the Sound, this shop aims for an inclusive environment and has discounts for students and first responders.

10315 Silverdale Way NW
Silverdale, WA 98383

14. Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique

223 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103

In Fremont, this shop aims to serve those who have traditionally been underrepresented in geek communities. It features not only comics and the usual other trappings like games, but high-end geek fashion, too.

223 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

15. Phoenix Comics & Games

113 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

In Capitol Hill, this shop has some space for folding tables in the back to host special events like game nights, a feminist book club, and Free Comic Book Day selections.

113 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

16. The Comics Keep

5060 WA-303 suite 120, Bremerton, WA 98311

In Bremerton, this shop offers subscription pull boxes and gaming space.

5060 WA-303 suite 120
Bremerton, WA 98311

17. Golden Age Collectables

Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Pl #401, Seattle, WA 98101

In addition to being a popular tourist-photo spot because of a convenient Pike Place Market location and a selfie-ready Batman statue outside, Golden Age Collectibles is Seattle’s longest-running comic book shop, in operation since 1961.

Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Pl #401
Seattle, WA 98101

18. Mighty Moose Comics

4015 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

This Bellevue shop in Factoria Mall shop is a New Jersey transplant—formerly Fat Moose Comics. Like many other shops on the list, it offers gaming space and pull boxes.

4015 Factoria Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

19. Fantagraphics Bookstore And Gallery

1201 S Vale St, Seattle, WA 98108

While this Georgetown spot is owned and operated by publisher Fantagraphics, their selection extends to other publishers, too, focusing on alternative options. That’s in addition to everything that Fantagraphics currently has in print.

1201 S Vale St
Seattle, WA 98108

20. Comic Hut

822 S 3rd St, Renton, WA 98057

This shop serves downtown Renton, and has the standard selection of both comics and collectibles.

822 S 3rd St
Renton, WA 98057

21. Ancient Comics

1423, 14439 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98166

Ancient Comics in Burien, which got itself a bigger store layout just a few months ago, is known for having an incredibly deep selection.

1423, 14439 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166