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.Read More