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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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Mill Geek Comics

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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.

Subspace Comics

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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.

A World of Collections Games, Comics and Cards

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

Arcane Comics & More

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

Corner Comics

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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.

Bel-Kirk Stamp Coin & Comics

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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.

Dreamstrands Comics & Such

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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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Amazing Heroes

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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.

The Grumpy Old Man's Comics, Art & Collectibles

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

Push/Pull

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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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The Dreaming Comics and Games

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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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Comics Dungeon

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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.

Avalon Comics & Games

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

Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique

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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.

Phoenix Comics & Games

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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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The Comics Keep

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

Golden Age Collectables

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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.

Mighty Moose Comics

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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.

Fantagraphics Bookstore And Gallery

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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.

Comic Hut

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

Ancient Comics

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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.

Mill Geek Comics

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

Subspace Comics

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

A World of Collections Games, Comics and Cards

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

Arcane Comics & More

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

Corner Comics

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

Bel-Kirk Stamp Coin & Comics

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.

Dreamstrands Comics & Such

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.

A post shared by Heidi (@heidisineugene) on

Amazing Heroes

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

The Grumpy Old Man's Comics, Art & Collectibles

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

Push/Pull

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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The Dreaming Comics and Games

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.

A post shared by Matthew Hurwitz (@dangerburger) on

Comics Dungeon

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.

Avalon Comics & Games

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

Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique

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.

Phoenix Comics & Games

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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The Comics Keep

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

Golden Age Collectables

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.

Mighty Moose Comics

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.

Fantagraphics Bookstore And Gallery

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.

Comic Hut

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

Ancient Comics

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