And the winner is…Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery was named Best Comic Book Shop by the Seattle Weekly in their 2015 Readers Poll with the following editorial: “While its role as publisher of high-quality comic work from legends and future legends gives the Fantagraphics name its gravitas, it’s the bookstore and gallery in Georgetown where you can bring out-of-towners to say, ‘Yup, this is the city where I live—how cool is this!’ It has the culture of a traditional comic shop, where you hunt through shelves looking for hidden treasures. Universes of comics can be found on its shelves, but house titles like Fante Bukowski and The Hip Hop Family Tree are the must-reads. And for those traditionalists, Fantagraphics also reprints old comics, bringing back to life what otherwise might have been lost.”
Thanks to everyone who came out in support of our Hot Off The Press book fair on Saturday. It was great to see the enthusiastic response to Noah Van Sciver, Ryan Boudinot, and Gina Siciliano as well as the small press exhibitors. If you missed it, you can catch the wonderful exhibition of original art from Gina’s graphic biography of Artemisia Gentileschi through September 10 and peruse our comprehensive inventory of local handcrafted comix and zines all year long.
Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle in the heart of the historic Georgetown business district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.