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Dr. Comics & Mr. Games has been delighting kids and adults since 1988. Fans of comic books delight in the huge, organized selection of comics, ranging from classics to new and everything in between. The manga section gets particular rave reviews. In addition to the comics, they also have a selection of puzzles and games.
This store is not just a record store, but also has its own record label. The store and label specialize in punk rock and indie rock, and fans of these genres and the sound of vinyl will feel as if they're in heaven. They also buy used records, and pride themselves in paying more for them than any other store in the area. They also host in-store performances and art shows.
High ceilings atop brick walls allow for tall bookcases filled with both new and used (80 percent new) selections. You will find everything from hardbacks to paper, from current bestsellers to the classics, all at your fingertips and all nicely spread out. After choosing a book, head for one of the comfortable couches in the back and peruse your selections by the fireplace. Weekly events include author readings and signings, and book groups and discussions.
This independent bookstore, which has been around since the 1970s, has expanded considerably. Even though the shelves stretch from floor to ceiling, there is an open and airy feel to the place. Although originally a used-only store, it stocks many bestsellers and current releases. The genre section is impressive, and includes sci-fi and fantasy, art, cinema, metaphysics and a good section for children. The magazine rack is also well stocked with glossies, literary journals and local papers.