Friday, February 19, 2016

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse Is First East-Coast Comic Book Shop Owned By Black Woman

Photo from Colorlines

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse has finally opened. The Philadelphia store, which is currently trending on social media, holds the distinction of being the only comics shop on the East Coast owned by a Black woman. 

The store's Facebook and Instagram pages feature photos of the store that offer insight into the kind of community space that it aspires to be—principally, one that reaches out to women and people of color, in part through curated displays that highlight creators not often seen in the largely white- and male-normative geek world.

Very excited to check this out, it's in my neck of the woods.

Photo and text from Colorlines 

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