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Comic Shop · The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture
By Dan Gearino · Foreword by Tom Spurgeon

Award-winning business journalist Dan Gearino leads a tour through the world of comic shops, telling the story of the direct market from its 1970s origins to today. Includes profiles of forty notable shops in the U.S. and Canada, and a close look at The Laughing Ogre in Columbus.

“Gives a fascinating glimpse at the challenges and pressures that store owners have to face in this hybrid retail business.… [Gearino] makes the case that the modern pop culture era we’re living in wouldn’t exist without the rise of comic book stores.”

Evan Narcisse, io9