Another Local Comic Shop Goes Down, This Time in Phoenix, AZ


Nerdvana has word of a comics store operating in Phoenix, Arizona for four decades that’s now closing their physical store as the owners partially retire, and limiting business to online only:



All About Books and Comics, a staple of central Phoenix collectors and casual readers for nearly four decades, is closing up shop this April with its owners’ retirement.

“Fun and rewarding, it has been a great ride, and an amazing place to raise our children, but now it is time to say goodbye to the brick and mortar side of our business,” wrote Alan and Marsha Giroux in their retirement announcement Tuesday:

The couple said they will continue to sell back-issue comics from their vast inventory through mail order and eBay after the brick-and-mortar storefront closes, but will still offer “big discounts” in a retirement sale on what’s in stock through April. They said their store will offer new releases through March 25.


This store may be continuing to sell through the web, which is good news in a sense. But it’s still one more sad example of specialty stores going out of business, with far more closing than opening.



We wish the owners of All About Books and Comics, Alan & Marsha Giroux well in their next endeavor.


Originally published here.

Avi Green

Avi Green

Avi Green was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. He enjoyed reading comics when he was young, the first being Fantastic Four. He maintains a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy of facts. He considers himself a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. Follow him on his blog at Four Color Media Monitor or on Twitter at @avigreen1