Contrary to popular belief, you can judge a book by its cover, particularly if the cover prominently displays the murder weapon, tests positive for the victim's DNA, and is titled It Was An Accident. Peruse presumably innocent publications with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of comic books, graphic novels, and more at Nostalgic Books and Comics in Alhambra.
Literary-device lovers can spend hours browsing through Nostalgic Books and Comics, which offers the latest in comic books and graphic novels, as well as renowned classics written by the hallowed monsters of plot. Those who mysteriously sprout word bubbles will identify with Nostalgic's selection of new comics (prices vary; around $3 each), such as the 700th issue of Superman, or the newest selection from Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock series. Explore the annals of narrative artwork history with an old comic (average price $2), or finger through the store's action-packed paperback (around $8) and hardcover (around $20) book section, which runs the gamut of sci-fi/fantasy tales such as Neil Gaiman's Stardust, but also stocks mainstream bestsellers. The store also offers T-shirts (around $15) and posters (around $10), in addition to occasional evening screenings of films such as Independence Day and The Sandlot.
Nostalgic's knowledgeable staff of bookworms can zero in on the book you're searching for and will happily recommend a comic based on your superpower preferences, even if you harbor a secret love for the short-lived evil Dr. Futon and his henchman Footstool.
- My geeklings, if you’re in their area, I strongly recommend you drop by Nostalgic Books & Comics and check them out. If you work with them a little, they’ll work with you and I’m sure they’ll become a good resource for your novel and comic needs. – Geek Explorer, Geeking In Southern California
- Came in today, they have only been open two days and the store is great. It's not pretentious like other "independant" [sic] bookstores, just cool, fun, staff was very easy to talk to and very helpful. – Lauren V., Yelp
- This bookstore and what I found in it didn't just make my day, it made my month. I found several book sets that I have been wanting for a very long time and all at a tremendously good price. – John M., Yelp
517 W Main St.
Alhambra, California 91801Get Directions