Fantagraphics is taking the unheard of step for an indie comics publisher of opening their own store! And it opens this Saturday. The announcement from Eric Reynolds is below.

We have some exciting news for any of you who live or plan to visit the great Pacific Northwest. This weekend in the happenin’ Seattle neighborhood of Georgetown, we are doing something we’ve wanted to do for years. We’re opening our own Fantagraphics storefront, to be simply called FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS.

The store opens this Saturday, Oct. 21. This will be what those in the business call a “soft” opening. The doors will be open and our entire catalog — plus other surprises — will be available for sale.

We will continue to fine-tune the store and will really roll out all the stops beginning in November, with a grand opening event in early December. Stay tuned for details. What we can tell you now: The store will contain everything Fantagraphics has in print (as well as Eros Comix), and will also house our soon-to-be-legendary DAMAGED ROOM, featuring heavily discounted and often out-of-print books unavailable anywhere else.

The space also has room for art exhibitions, which we’ll have more news about very soon.

Be sure to check out FLOG!: The Fantagraphics Blog for more information later this week, including pictures. And then stay tuned for a lot of great shows and events to come in 2007. In other words, start making your Seattle vacation plans NOW, and if you have friends in Seattle that might be interested, please pass on the news.

Here’s the 911:

1201 South Vale Street
Seattle, WA 98108
Mon. – Sat 11:30 – 8
Sun 11:30 – 5

Thanks for your time,
Your friends at Fantagraphics Books