Finally, a comic book shop with more books than toys lining the shelves. Don’t get us wrong — Bergen Street Comics is kid-friendly, but it’s kind of a unicorn among other purveyors of graphic lit: classy, contemporary, and predominantly geared toward adults. Tom and Amy Adams co-own the airy Park Slope store, which features exposed brick and handsome leather furniture. You’re more likely to encounter Alison Bechdel or Adrian Tomine than DC or Marvel in these neatly kept aisles. But while graphic novels are certainly the main draw, a variety of titles and genres are available for purchase or browsing (which, contrary to everything you’ve ever seen on The Simpsons, is actually encouraged here). The store now operates its own indie publishing venture — Bergen Street Comics Press — not to mention a wide variety of readings and book launches.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 15, 2014
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