Graphic Novelty – Baltimore, MD

28 Sep

While Nik and I were in Baltimore we only had a couple of hours to kill, so we headed to south Broadway in the trendy Fells point neighborhood. This is a perfect example of the spots we look for when we’re on the road, cute little parts of town we can both get into, with taverns, boutiques, and yes…comic books. We had a nice breakfast at Jimmy’s, then we found cupcake boutique (check out Nik’s post). Graphic Novelty was conveniently located right around the corner.

Graphic Novelty is a newer shop (just under two years old), right away walking in you notice how modern the store looks. All the fixtures were custom-made for the store, and they look great! It’s a small space, but they do a good job utilizing what little room they have to work with, there’s something to be seen in every nook and cranny. Due to the limited room they don’t carry back issues, but they have a great selection of current books, both mainstream, and independent to choose from, as well as a nice size selection of graphic novels and manga. As I said earlier, the store is packed with novelty items like gag gifts, small Japanese model kits, and toys. I was also glad to see they had a pretty robust selection of t-shirts (I have what you might call a sickness when it comes to t-shirts). At the back of the store was a small room used for R.P.G.’s, which they host games in regularly. I also thought it was cool that they were playing Iron Man on a big screen tv, it just kinda added to the ambiance.

I think it’s great to see new comic shops thriving in today’s shaky economy. Graphic Novelty is a perfect example of what a small neighborhood comic shop should be, So don’t forget to stop by and show them some love if you find yourself in the Baltimore area.

Graphic Novelty

1712 Thames St.

Baltimore, MD 21231

http://www.Graphic-Novelty.com

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