Peter's Comic Book Ramblings

Friday, January 02, 2009


File this under the "Why am I the last one to find out about these things" category: Robin's Bookstore, the oldest Independent Book Store in Philadelphia, is closing after 73 years. I've been an on-again/off-again customer there since 1992 - when I came to Philly to attend my first year at University of the Arts. Robin's had a great selection of plays, scripts, magazines and, of course, comics at college budget prices. Now, they are discounting everything in the store to move product. After January 5th, everything will be 50% off. Including a diminishing selection of trades ranging from Preacher to Nova to Strangers in Paradise to American Splendor. If you're in the Philadelphia area, give it a look see. I know I'll be spending some X-Mas money there.



  • Sad seeing this, isn't it Peter? And it's happening all over: out here in San Francisco, we recently lost Cody's Books, literally an institution in Berkeley since the turbulent 1960's, and just last week a bastion of indy bookstores right here in a three-story downtown spot announced it was closing -- Stacey's Books. We are pretty bummed, but maybe we can assuage ourselves with some trades at incredibly low prices.

    By Blogger Kyle, At January 15, 2009 at 2:44 PM  

  • It's one of those things that I just took for granted that it would always be there. For cheap plays, a quick paperback, single comics, etc. Me sad.

    By Blogger Peter, At January 15, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

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