While in Manhattan for New York Comic Con do not forget to visit the city’s best comic book stores. NYC’s comic book stores have some of the rarest, most sought after titles and issues as well as figures, graphic novels., games, apparel, and other related items.
Book-Off. 49 W 45th between 5th & 6th Avenues, in Midtown near Rockefeller Center. A used book store with a large selection of books, comic books, magazines, cds, dvds, and games.
Metropolis Collectables. 873 Broadway, Suite 201 at 18th Street between Union Square and Flatiron, Manhattan. Not a huge NYC comic shop but they carry a good selection of all the classic comics along with some rare, hard to find titles.
Desert Island. 540 Metropolitan Avenue, between Lorimer St & Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Voted the best comic book store in the Village Voice 2009 Reader’s Poll. A hipster comic book store owned by Gabe, the knowledgeable and generally friendly laid back owner usually there.
Time Machine. 207 W 14th Street, 2nd Floor, between Avenue Of The Americas & 7th Avenue, Chelsea. Do not expect to find indie comic books here. Time Machine is full of classic comics, collectibles, magazines, and movie memorabilia.