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Best Place to Shop for Comics With Your Friend From College

Austin Books & Comics

Being an adult is hard. You have responsibilities. A job. Maybe a couple of kids. It's hard to make new friends, because everyone else is just as occupied by the business of adulting as you are. But once a week, you go to Austin Books & Comics – a truly special place that has somehow been in business now a staggering 45 years – to get the latest issues of your favorite comics. And sometimes your old college roommate meets you there and you catch up while browsing the used comics and contemplating a serious splurge on a mint-condition Spider-Man No. 1 or on a vintage action figure. And in those moments, you're both kids again.

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar, 512/454-4197

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