Thursday, October 19, 2006

NEW! Fantagraphics Mega Mart to Open October 21

Love & Rockets Vol 2 #17
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley.
I was over at the Fantagraphics Books Blog "Flog" and saw a very exciting announcement. Seattle residents, and all of you out there planning to head that way, here is the scoop:

"We've been keeping this under our hat for awhile; you Flog! readers are the first to hear this news: this weekend in the happenin' Seattle neighborhood of Georgetown, we are doing something we've wanted to do for years. We're opening our own Fantagraphics storefront. The store unofficially opens Saturday. I say "unofficially," because although it will be open to the public effective this weekend,it will be a "soft" opening as we continue to fine tune, add signage, fixtures, etc. But the books will be there and the doors will be open this weekend.

We will really pull out all the stops beginning in November, with a grand opening in early December. What I can tell you now: The store will contain everything Fantagraphics has in print, including our soon-to-be-legendary damaged room, featuring discounted and often out-of-print books unavailable anywhere else. The space also has room for exhibitions, which we'll have more news about very soon.

We'll post some pictures at the end of the week along with more details. But the store has an exhibition space as well, and look for a lot of great shows and events to come in 2007. Start making your Seattle vacation plans NOW, and if you have friends in Seattle that might be interested, please pass on the news.

Here's the 411:

1201 South Vale Street
Seattle, WA 98108
Mon. - Sat 11:30 - 8
Sun 11:30 - 5

This post by Eric Reynolds is an awesome one. I just wish Jim and I could go to Seattle two weeks in a row, as between the Fantagraphics Mega Mart opening and The Comic Stop's Charity Poker Tournament, that city is going to be packed with comic book fan action.

If anyone attends either of these events, let me know. I am dying to hear!

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