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1. Big Planet Comics

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156 reviews
Big Planet Comics
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Services
5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
5

Address: 1520 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 342-1961

Guy: Comic book store


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Ian Grossberg: Wonderful comic shop with such a wide selection in such a small space. And apparently Big Planet does their own publishing!

Frank Chatterton: Nice, small, actually smaller than I expected but nice selection particularly for indy and local books. Not really worth the trip out there if you are an out of towner... like myself but the walk there from metro service is nice and the store is well kept, clean, organized and well stocked with a nicely curated selection of books. (I do not mean nice in a mean way its more like a cute hipster version of a classic comic shop)

Marissa: Great place to get comics, they have some good manga too!

Leo Lancaster: great selection atmosphere! The woman running the shop was very kind and knowledgeable.

Howard Smith: Big Planet Comics on U Street is amazing. They have a large selection of comics, trade paperbacks, and more to choose from. They also have variant covers of various comics that might interest you. This establishment is also for both new and regular comic fans alike.

Kristian Kapler: If you're looking for trades, you may find what you need. Recent issues are fine as well, but there are NO back issues or any kind of memorabilia. So if you live in the DC area and wanna keep up with the latest Alien comics by Marvel I think you'll be ok.

Nicholas Moy: Best spot in the city hands-down. Love the local zine rack, their community focused events and helpful staff. This is NOT the straight-white-man hellscape of comic shop cliche - its apparent they work hard to find content for all audiences. The spot is small but they can order whatever you need!

Terri A: Great selection. I found a number of graphic novels that I have been looking around for, as well as being introduced to several new titles. The comics are shelved by genre, which is really helpful. I was particularly impressed by their Graphic Medecine selection, as those can be hard to find. You can also flip through a rack of comic zines. The store is up a steep flight of stairs and definitely not wheelchair accessible.

Kevin Duy: i bought two comic books for 8 bucks! one was crisis on infinite earths and the other was avengers reunited. good energy for comic book fans.

Jonathan Brier (wolfgang8741): A very small comic shop, but contains a fantastic variety in the available space. It is purely a comic and graphic novel shop, if you're looking for a selection of collectables, board games, an other entertainment gifts found at larger comic book shops this is not the location for you. The shop is a mere two rooms in what appears to be a converted row house that contains other businesses as well. There are fairly steep stairs for entry into the building.

2. Fantom Comics

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Fantom Comics
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Services
5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
5

Address: 2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 241-6498

Guy: Comic book store


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James Bacon: Nice shop with a great selection of current comics and graphic novels. Some nice displays and thoughtful art on the walls. Not a back issue store, per se, they had recent issues, and a solar box, but ample to enjoy and find, excellent selection for kids. Friendly staff for sure.

Andy Benavente: Awesome shop! Great selection of graphic novels and current comics! The young woman behind the counter was very helpful and provided some great recommendations from the writer of the book I picked up. Would highly recommend to stop in and check out!

Paul Scarborough: Polite and quiet staff offered help that much I can say. 1st and last visit I shall do however, no stock of anything. Find it amazing a comic shop has only 3 issues of something so common and popular a character as Spider-Man. I’d describe this more as an indie comic book shop carrying more less popular characters. Hardly any backstock and the stuff they did have was shoved in a box and damaged without bags and borders

Luis Pantoja: Great comic book store with friendly and knowledgeable staff. I have always had a positive experience when visiting this shop. I highly recommend it!

Kevin Xu: Great selection of mainstream and emerging comic artists, with a wide variety of genres. I personally got a copy of Djelia by Juni Ba, something you can't get from a Barnes and Noble or Books a million, atleast in the NOVA area Staff are super helpful in trying to find what you're looking for, and the hallway always smells like fresh bread thanks the Subway nearby

Michael Kellar: Awesome little comic shop. Friendly staff, comfortable environment to look around, read a comic, and explore. If you’re in the area and looking for a space to check out some of the more recent interesting comics, definitely a good spot to check out.

J Foodgeek: Good selection, but mainly I'm rating it well because the two kids working there today were super nice and willing to talk about anime. Today was the first time I went there. They even have a few board games. Also, there are sometimes some freebies on the left when you walk in, like I saw a movie poster once, a marvel calendar once, and they usually have den of geek magazines out.
Response: Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon! And thanks for the great review!

Kamal C: @Fantomcomics in #washingtondc #dupontcircle is most definitely a place you would want to visit bo matter if you are a DC native or just visiting. Fantom Comics is among my favorites of all places to spend a little time, some things that makes this place cool is the chill layout,the little knickknacks,collectables,pins,snacks and more... even if you dont collect comics this place has something for everyone.😎👍🏻 "" Hey everyone this is kamal and I like to do reviews in my spare time from work and if you enjoy any of my post please like with a thumbs up and follow me on here on Google Maps or Instagram @chefkamalc Thanks and stay safe 🙏 mask up 😷
Response: Hi, Kamal. Thanks for the kind review! We appreciate your support. Hope you can visit us again soon. Cheers!

R KM: Great spot. Nice selection and “subscription” service. Check the bargain boxes for scores (some at only $1)

Jonathan Mckay: Lovely little comic book store with a fun rating system for new releases, staff picks, events and custom grab bags

3. The Amazing Comic Shop

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The Amazing Comic Shop
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Services
5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
5

Address: University Mall, 10647 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 250-6479

Guy: Comic book store


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SHINE Tumblers: Staff wasn't as personable and friendly as expected. We were not greeted upon arrival. We are comic book enthusiasts and the sales rep could care less. We had a few questions about books, and the questions were blown off with no extra conversation. We wanted to buy, but customer service is key. The store focused on Cards rather than books. Beautiful store... aestetically pleasing.
Response: Hi, I am sorry that your experience with us was not engaging and you did not get the customer service you deserved. I am confused as we have very little cards in our store and we are almost 90% reading material. I would love to hear from you personally and discuss your experience, this would help us improve the quality of our customer interactions. Ask for Thomas 703-250-6479, Thank you!

Teague Ricks: A pretty quiet little shop, but with polite and kind staff. They don't have any vintage comics, but they have almost any new DC and Marvel title you could ask for, as well as some Indie and Image stuff. They have a huge selection of Graphic Novels, and while their Manga supply was somewhat limited, there was still a wide variety of series. Totally worth the visit!
Response: Glad we made your day! Thank you for letting us know!!

Doug Marcks: Cool store. They have material for a wide range of ages here. The knowledgeable and helpful staff took the time to help me navigate the Manga section (which I know nothing about) when I needed to purchase a gift. Check it out.
Response: Glad we were able to help, especially with the Manga section, it can be a challenge. Thank you for stopping by!

Spencer “Spe” Martin: Neat inventory. Surprised me when they had just what I needed: the complete collection of Great Lakes Avengers.
Response: Thank you! We try hard keeping up with all the titles that are still in print.

Justin Alexander: you're looking for a very particular item not only did the staff member on duty at the time help us find it but he also helped us find volume two... Great selection of pop's, and statue figurines. Knowledgeable staff, and still running regular hours thanks amazing comic shop you're the best Around

Brandi Anderson: I always enjoy myself here! They have a wonderful selection of comics and collectables. They host game nights for the RPGs. And have sample games to play before you buy. They even have a snack bar for those longer game times when you don't want to leave a game. A favorite is they also have a kid section, very cute and a starter for the next generation. Parking is difficult. I park across the street in a park parking lot.

d 11: Great shop, helpful staff, and an excellent selection. Very clean and organized interior that made for a very pleasant experience. Came here on free comic book day 2018 and found an orderly crowd! While it is more expensive than Amazon, you can't beat the personalized, tactile feeling of picking up a comic book or graphic novel and turning the pages. Much better than any review posted online.

Yeeyee: I really enjoy coming here, the staff is always friendly, I go to gmu and it's nice to have a comic store right by campus, I went on Monday and the guy at the cashier was wearing a Michael Myers shirt and was really chill
Response: Thank you! I believe you ran into our general manager and yes, he is super chill. Feel free to drop by anytime!

Jessica Pittington: Person working at the register today 9/30/21 was so welcoming and nice. Whoever gave a bad review. Must not have been for this guy. He was very welcoming and said if we needed any help to let him know. He sounded genuine too. Not like he was forced to say it. Lots of really nice stuff here. If you're a comic fan you'll love it.
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I we strive to make people happy. I/we look forward to serving you in the future!

Dinh Pham: Nice little comic store. Good variety of comics to read through. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Response: Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review and we hope to see you soon!

4. Alliance Comics

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269 reviews
Alliance Comics
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.5
Services
5
Customer service
4
Product Variety
4.2

Address: 8317 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 588-2546

Guy: Comic book store


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Surinporn Bridge: I want to start off by saying that I really appreciate having a local comic book store in the neighborhood, I've been coming here for years on and off to buy independent graphic novels. For the most part the staff is friendly or leaves you to your own, however last Saturday I had a rather frustrating experience that left me feeling deeply uncomfortable as a woman and lover of comics. A super friendly and helpful clerk there was trying to assist me in finding graphic horror novels since they didn't have any of the titles I came in looking for. He brought up some half priced comics from the basement and out of the handful of options provided I only wanted one of them. I also picked up two full price comics from upstairs. However, when I went to go downstairs to return the half price novels I didn't want to buy (in an attempt to also not offend the clerk who had recommended them to me) I was immediately met with accusatory hostility by a person I am assuming is the manager or owner. He immediately accused me of trying to take merchandise downstairs for criminal purposes and then continued to give me the third degree while I was at the register just trying to pay for my books. He asked why I was going to the basement with upstairs books, I had gotten the downstairs books upstairs without going down there since he had clearly been watching me. As a woman in a space that was entirely populated by men, it was HIGHLY uncomfortable. He made sure everyone in the store heard his interrogation of me and I felt like I had been being watched by this person since I stepped foot in the door. He questioned every action I had taken within the ten minutes I had been in the store. When his own clerk tried to explain that he had brought the books up for me, the owner/manager still continued to question me as if I had done something wrong. I was so stressed out and overwhelmed by the experience that I didn't even notice him charge me full price for Harrow County, a comic that came from the half off section. After looking at my receipt I realized the error but was too uncomfortable with everything that had just happened to go back in and get my money back. I don't know if I'll be coming back in after this experience, which is a shame because I've bought some of my favorite books from here in the past.

Abe Garcia: I just moved to Md and was looking for a comic book store and this happened to be down the street from me, i was actually happy to see the amount of selections they had and i didnt have time to explore their downstairs although i was intrigued and hoping to be back. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Jason Strachman Miller: The whole family enjoys visiting Alliance. The staff is more friendly than most comic shops and they have a nice-sized kids section. The basement has great deals if you've got time to look through the different sections.

A Google User: Their downstairs area kept me coming back. Of course they have all the new stuff upstairs, loads of stuff, but downstairs was a huge collection of $1 comics and other great deals. I found a TON of old classics and obscure comics i could never get my hands on in the wild, there! I had a blast going every now and then and loading up a bags worth of comics i wouldnt normally be interested in, but for $1, and the fun of searching what seemed like thousands of comics to build my collection, it was always fun! Unfortunately I have moved out of state years ago. Thanks to Alliance Comics, I be sure to check out my local comic books stores whenever i move or travel. Sadly for me, Alliance was the best and ive yet to find another store that offers older or obscure products - everyone just has stock of whats new, which 99% of that stuff doesnt interest me, or the expensive, highly sought out classics like #1 issues. Alliance has that too, but being able to find mostly 'forgotten' comics was always fun. If i recall correctly one of the employees mentioned they buy bulk collections, which is why sometimes thered be a ton of batman, or a ton of spiderman, or a ton of warhammer even. Great collections. As far as the rest of the store - great selection of everything. I'd go for myself, to see what random goodies i could find downstairs, and usually end up able to find a thing or two for myself upstairs, and/or gifts for friends too. Best comic store ive been to.

TJD: Glad that the store is there for Silver Spring. The staff wasn’t the friendliest either time I came in to ask questions though. First about a she-ra comic and then a second time about the surrounding board gaming community (sometimes comic and fantasy board game communities intersect).

J R: They have an upstairs and downstairs, posters and a lot of comics. You gotta check this place out. If you see Deadpool with the alien face hugger, then you're in the right place. Want My Hero Academia figures an books also, they have it. Pleasant readings!!!

Marcela: I absolutely love this comic store! They have so many selections and they also have a good selection of manga. The staff is so friendly! If I want to get a comic book that they don’t have in the store they end up ordering it for me without me having to buy it first and they call me once the book arrives at the store. The books are also in perfect condition, the pages are super crisp and the layout of the store is amazing cause I get so excited when I turn my head and find more books I didn’t think to grab. The downstairs is all discounted comic books and they have so many to choose from. Highly recommend this store! Support your local comic book store

LP: A smaller but Cool spot, friendly staff that will chat with you about their stock and your purchase.

tomato sauce: Really nice staff and a great environment!! One of my favorite places to stop by on my way to downtown

Aaliyah Brandon: Great comic shop, friendly and helpful staff and has a huge selection of comics

5. Victory Comics

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Victory Comics
Prices
4
Product Quality
4.3
Services
4.6
Customer service
4.3
Product Variety
4.5

Address: 586 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 241-9393

Guy: Game store


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Steve Carle: Friendly helpful staff. Huge selection of Magic and pretty good selection of Pokemon. Tons of singles as well. They do Magic drafts Friday at 630 and Sat & Sun at 12. There was also a big table and boxes of discount stuff.

Ted Kidwell: Went to the shop on Tuesday for the first time picked up a couple nice items and we already gone through the make an appointment to meet with her appraisers to sell some items and we did pretty good there too they are very knowledgeable staff and they are fair on their prices and they're good on what they offer you as well they have toys and games and surprisingly some items that you wouldn't think they would have had if you're in the collecting Market to comics and toys for games and that a little trinkets give them a try here we like them they're very conveniently located easy to get to and easy to find you'll be very pleased we highly recommend

Robert: The folks at this comic shop are the BEST! My daughter and I came in because she wanted “a nature comic about sloths” and I was looking for some of the new Magic the Gathering cards. After we completely befuddled the friendly person working the front desk, my daughter took a seat to rest and I went card shopping, figuring such a task would not be fulfilled on this day. Well, as the equally lovely person at the rear desk answered all my questions and showcased various products, the valiant front desk attendant tracked us down with A NATURE COMIC WITH A SLOTH IN IT!!! Quest fulfilled! Not only did my daughter get her comic, but I pulled some truly exceptional cards from the bundle I had purchased. Five stars are not enough for this crack squad. Kudos all around.

David Collier: A very well organized store with a great deal of selection. Only issue i had was when I dropped off some MTG cards for possible sale and was quoted $300. Sold the same cards to Card Kingdom for over $800. Either that final sale was far too generous or Victory low balled their "offer" in an attempt to pull a fast one. If you're looking to sell a collection, always get a second appraisal and offer. Lesson learned.

Daniel Hernandez: The staff here are the worst. They treat you like trash even when you're a paying customer. They roll their eyes and get mad when you ask if they have a product. I walked in for the first today and I was so excited and amazed. Gots a few packs and the staff was rude to me and my brother. The owner needs to know his staff treats his paying customer like trash. I'm never going there again. The place is nice but do not expect anything for the employees.

Vinny Sivaraman: Big store. Very good selection. I bought quite a few Pokemon cards for my Son and some other items I haven't really been able to find online.

Tom Luna: I’ve played a this location several times before however last night was my last one. I don’t like writing negative reviews unless people really deserve it. First of all the prices on single cards are very high at this location compare to other stores and on TCG but that’s not why I’m writing this review the main reason I gave this location 1 star is because of Steve the guy who runs the magic events. He is arrogant, condescending, rude and disrespectful I guess he forgot the people that play at this store pay his salary! His demeanor and attitude is awful he acts like he is doing us a favor by him being there! Unfriendly and unapproachable. Next time I’m Norther VA I’ll go to the store in old town Fairfax. I’ve been playing magic since I was in the Army and I had the opportunity to play in different stores in different states but this guys attitude is by far the worst and like I said IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENED.

Jake Davison: Very nice comic and hobby shop in Falls Church. They have a great supply of new and back issues of popular Marvel/DC and more. I would say that their prices for back issues are a decent bit higher than surrounding shops however. But a counterpoint is they seem to have a larger collection due to it. Lots of various collectibles, statues, and action figures ranging from GI Joe to Star Wars and more. They also have a nice gaming section, with lots of D&D, and also one of the few stores to carry Star Wars Armada. Only other negative is that there is very limited parking. Staff was very nice, but didn't have much interaction due to it being quite busy on a Saturday.

Brenna Miaira Kutch: Fantastic local comic shop, very LGBT friendly and selections for all ages, plus a ton of board games, figurines, and other fun collectables. Staff are super nice and if you're looking for something, you can call ahead and ask or they'll order stuff for you. Support local businesses!!

Natasha Trock: I love this place. Excellent books and staff. Very LGBTQ positive. Got to get over there more

6. Tosche Station

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210 reviews
Tosche Station
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.5
Services
4.6
Customer service
4.5
Product Variety
4

Address: 7521 Huntsman Blvd, Springfield, VA 22153

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 489-2912

Guy: Comic book store


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Laura Inglis: Shop is inside the mall. Great selection of vintage and current toys (Star Wars, Transformers, super heroes, etc) as well as Pokemon and other gaming cards. Funko Pops too. Toy prices are also reasonable, friendly staff - ready to assist and answer questions.

James Closs: Their Free Comic book Day event was exceptional! Also the shop is in general delightful!

Jake Davison: Really awesome local comic and collectible store. Tucked away in a small mall in Springfield, this store is surprisingly expansive. Huge selection of comics (Marvel, DC and others). While there older issues are a bit expensive, it made for a really great selection of the issues I was looking for. Massive amount of Star Wars collectibles (action figures/ships/figures - newer and vintage). They have a bit of everything - Pokemon, G.I. Joe, Transformers and more. The back of the store also has a decent video game selection. The store staff was really welcoming and didn't hound you at all. I will definitely return!

Cristy Gallagher: Always the best experience! Special shout out to Natalie and Frankie! I brought my youngest son in for the first time and it made his day! He got several Pokemon cards he wanted. Thank you ladies and see you and everyone on Comic Book Tuesday. Sincerely, Bryan Boyd

Stephanie Guffey: Great place to find collectibles, and toys to complete sets. I will say that I thought the prices for the individual toys from sets that were scuffed or preused were a bit high for certain brands. This place though is a great find for people who work with kids who are looking for specific types of toys or genres, or toys that fit a certain theme, or cartoon.

Luis Gonzalez: Found this place outta the blue and was thoroughly impressed . The staff of Franky and Natalie super friendly and knowledgeable . The place itself is basically a treasure chest of new and vintage collectables and toys . AND comics ! Looking forward to a long relationship with this establishment . Check em out . You will be pleased 😀

M D: Really great store and customer service. I've passed it so many times and didn't realize how much I was missing out on. The customer service was great as was the atmosphere. I felt bad for the cashier because he had a customer talking his ear off, but he was patient and listened the entire time.

Whale: They have a large kids section! Staff is wonderful and have helped me find some of interest each time I have visited. (they also employ local artist!)

Mason Frey: THIS PLACE RULES! The staff are very nice, David especially, and most things are reasonably priced. The place just opened a week ago, so they don't have a lot set up in the back, but hoo boy do they have a TON in the front. Promotional movie card packs, figurines, comics, manga, anything you can think of, they probably have. The manager, David, has been writing his own comic books with Diamond comics, so he knows what's what in this business. Seriously, this place is a gem!

Symon Phoenyx: If you are a nerd you gotta stop in here, if you know a nerd live them the right way and buy them something from here. If you just like a nerd, well, tell them this place exists. Big selection of comics, new toys, old used toys, games pokemon cards, posters, snacks and more...yes. I said more. Staff is very knowledgeable and always helpful and a pleasure to talk to. They also host local artists with a small showcase displaying nerd themes art pieces for sale with the artists contact info. Suck a fun place for all your nerdy needs.

7. Anime Pavilion

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254 reviews
Anime Pavilion
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.4
Services
4.5
Customer service
4.9
Product Variety
4.7

Address: 7700C Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (703) 534-1544

Guy: Collectibles store


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MkMG09: - place was really crammed with merchandise and just all over the place. Did seem like they were in the process of organizing things I think. - one guy working was really friendly and the guy behind the counter at the register was kind of judgemental and like watching me when I was looking around which is super annoying. Then he kind of questioned me on why I came in to look around in the first place. - I'm sure they have some cool things in the shop but I couldn't really focus on things due to the disorganized placement of merchandise. - didn't buy anything so not sure of prices. - the best part was plenty of parking that's about it. - overall not a good first experience and definitely won't go back to this location, I don't recommend..

Alisa Ryu: Very cramped, merchandise stacked up nervously high or in containers in the way of walking becoming trip hazards. Rows and rows of manga, yet very disorganized so it is impossible to really find what you are looking for. A lot of staff, yet all unfriendly/ignorant to the customer and all not wearing masks. Manager seemed eager to insult and mistreat staff in the presence of customers, and would only be friendly to customers he clearly knows. Very overpriced items, often not in the best quality or even have the prices on, they just check online for ten minutes and tell you an exaggerated inflated price. Based on treatment alone, I was clearly very unwelcome, let alone the scalped prices. Therefore, I shall not give you my business. Very disappointing, I reccommend others to simply get their goods from Amazon, Ebay, or any other online store.
Response: due to supply chain we got four giant shipments this week. random hourse and viz on wed. Yes anime on Thursday and Another viz shipment on Friday. This was all merchandise which was supposed to arrive in dec. You state I am rude to employee but you call them ignoarant. They work very hard to give good service to the customers that came in. And you state we are over price yet we give 20 % off manga and DVDs which is cheaper than most places and we are cheaper than amazon on anipex items. What is funny you say go to amazon and ebay and we are a third party seller on those sites with 99% approval. We do sell consigment so we do sell items for customers and they set the prices. If you looked at the item it clearly shows the consignment mark. I think you must have looked at rare items that do not belong to the store. Again you say we are friendly to customers we know. I am sorry we are frindly to all customers. I think you just must have misinterpreted what was going on and again we had very large shipments that day.

Nayeli Gonzlez: We came across this store on google. My husband and I almost drove an hour looking for pokemon cards and we were very disappointed on the prices. They were overpriced and they told us that they don't go by TCG prices they go by the owners price. The place smelled kinda weird and the owner was extremely rude to the employees. I feel like if you want to tell your employees something just go in the back because you made me feel uncomfortable the way you talk to them. You make your store look bad by the way you treat others. Won't be back again.
Response: That is incorrect all product owned by the store sells by tcg prices or market price. However we sell product on consignment for rare items we cannot get normally. Those item are marked consignment and the customer marks the price according to their choice. Those item are clearly marked as not owned by the store. We have fusion strike boxes for $100 and current packs are $4 which is standard. You were probably looking at items that do not belong to the store and are on consignment. If this was about single cards. I actually Might remember this. Prices on card fluctuate a lot. If this was about the single Pokemon card. Some cards are rare and hard to get. The item might have dipped but on rare items we cant always match TCG because like any card players knows the prices fluctuate too much. Charizard unnlimted used to be $400 a year ago. It is now $200 on TCG. I dont think this was the card but again TCG prices fluctuate a lot. If I recall this was a $5 item you wanted for $2. I think we paid $5 and then the prices dropped. I couldn't match because it was below our cost and actually rare and I believe was a temp drop. I am sorry but our prices are very comparible. Instead of driving the one hour you can always look on tcg and then talk to us on line. We do have a discord account.

Darren Hoevel: Selection, knowledgeable staff, and a passion for Anime!! These guys live a breathe this stuff. The store is a bit crowded with stuff, but that means more selection. If you ask the owner or employees anything about Anime, they will know the answer.
Response: FYI were hoping to move to larger location when lease is up

Michaela Hipps: An absolute joke. I have no idea why the reviews for this place are so high. When I went in, staff was taking down inventory and packaging it up for a convention. Which is fine, but if the entire store is going to be in disarray, then just close shop while you pack everything away. Staff are your typical neckbeard basement dwellers with no social skills and an irrational fear of soap. When I was reaching to pick something up to inspect it, a staff member took it and put it into a box for "the convention" and gave me a nasty, judgmental look. Honestly, it's much better to just search through Mercari or eBay.
Response: we had 3 conventions this weekend. there was a sign on site stating that this weekend store would have very little inventory. it will be back next week

Fidel Alvarez: I passed by this store while I was passing by Springfield, never bought a book. But I found the store on amazon and ordered a book and I am truly amazed. What you have here ladies and gentlemen is a company that takes care of buyer's packages. I recieved my order very quickly and it's brand new just as it says in their title. I will definitely be buying more from them in the future!
Response: We live to hear from our customers and feed back is great. Thanks for the information

Erik Ramos: I’ve been able to get cards at pretty decent prices, the only shop I’ve been at that carries Weiss cards which I love and I always pull amazing cards when I buy Pokémon cards here
Response: We are glad you get good pulls and thanks for your feedback.

Rolling Peacefully: Amazing visit! I came down to Virginia from vacation and I loved the place a lot because of the typical mangas, art books, stickers and everything that’s anime/ entertainment related! Also the one thing that I loved so much about this place is that even though it’s not the most biggest or spacious... it actually makes up because the entire store is filled with mangas and actual content instead of just being one big place with a lot of space but no Content. For sure will be visiting here again when I visit the dmv!
Response: Thanks. We also do mail orders and we sell on ebay and we have a discord.

Lei and Andrew Ryan: This place is a gem if you are looking for mangas! They even give 20% off when you buy 3 more mangas. They also have friendly staff members! This will definitely be one of my go to manga destinations now.
Response: Thanks for the great comment. We always want constructive comments so we can do better

Jose Guzman-Vives: First time going in with my son and we was treated pleasantly. My son was able to choose his deck and the owner was able to help us with no frustrations. Store is tiny but overall good vibes. He made my son feel welcome and appreciated for loving the game of YuGiOh and being new to the game. Wish the store was bigger or hopefully gets bigger space but overall they have everything you would want. From comics to all styles of cards, accessory’s as well. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover it’s a good spot to go to. I coming back again.
Response: Thanks and sorry for the clutter. we do a lot of mail order Monday to Friday. ok sometime weekends too but glad you like the store.

8. Big Planet Comics

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244 reviews
Big Planet Comics
Prices
4.3
Product Quality
4.9
Services
4.8
Customer service
4.1
Product Variety
4

Address: 7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 699-0498

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Larry Gillick: My son and I have only visited once, so I have only first impressions to offer. Our usual haunt is in Wheaton, but the new semester at UMD is about to start -- and it was Free Comic Book Day -- so, checking out College Park's comic shop seemed like a good idea. First, it's clean and modern, with none of that old-school dinge. I'll say the quiet part out loud -- that this is clearly a welcoming, non-gatekeeping shop. Then again, I'd like to think that they're all welcoming by now... The shop seems to focus on new pubs, but there is a small set of classic comic boxes for the older stuff. They do know how to display a classic comic. I should mention the Dungeons & Dragons corner (and separate dice display). A person could happily set more than a few campaigns with what's available. I didn't get to chat much with the staff. FCBD means customers! But everyone seemed nice, authentic, and as professional as could be.

Clyde has Pressing Issues: Great store. Nice stock of new comics and trades. Not a huge selection of back issues. Employees, especially John, are super helpful and knowledgeable.

Late Runner: Stopped by this store only a couple of times. I Have only met two employees but they were very friendly and made good small talk. I'm not a big Superhero genre fan so I only visit this particular location from time to time. Greatly appreciated the help.

Brave Hardy: Customer service is not always personable. You may get treated like you are invisible. Sometimes I notice "other" customers get acknowledged as soon as they walk through the door. What is that about

Josue Lemus: My favorite local comic/manga shop. I really appreciate the selection, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and location. I haven’t once had a bad experience coming here and for as long as I am living in the area, I’ll keep returning.

Carl Mitchell: I think they are good at keeping stock of what people are looking for, and not just random stuff.

Matthew Nguyen: Super friendly person behind the counter, super up front about their inventory, and a large variety of stuff for a small store! If you're in the area, even if you're not an avid comic reader stop by!

Paul Herbert: This place still is great. I took my son to see where dad used to buy his comics.

ShyDoll Pinky: They had a lot of mangas / comics as well as figures. It was really clean as well and the prices are pretty fair.

Rais Djampa: They have a reward system, where if you make one purchase of $10 or more, on the 10th purchase you get $10 off. Really nice if you frequently buy comic books or Manga.

9. Purple Narwhal Music & Manga

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98 reviews
Purple Narwhal Music & Manga
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4
Services
4.9
Customer service
4.6
Product Variety
4.9

Address: 326 N Stonestreet Ave unit b, Rockville, MD 20850

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 762-0923

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Tommy Oh: Had everything I was looking for in terms of manga. Beautiful selection. Definitely a mom and pop shop but well done.
Response: Thank you!

Adam Judge: So much cool stuff. Yes - there's manga and anime, from the mainstream to the obscure, and figurines and other merchandise to go with it. But this is also a first-class used record store, with a broad selection of local music, too. It can be a little tricky to find the first time you go, tucked into a business park between builders and body shops, but it's well worth the effort. You should go.
Response: Thank you for the review!

kaputa 3000: Great store! Nice cozy atmosphere and you will lost likely find everything you're looking for, most prices are very reasonable.
Response: Thank you!

B M: Love this place. It's my go-to store for manga.They have way more titles than Barnes&Noble, since they sell both current publications and out-of-print comics. The owners are helpful and friendly.
Response: Thanks for the kind words!

Tripper Tate: Hands down one of the best places to look for MANGA, VINYLS, ANIME FIGURINES and more! The owners are so nice and welcoming!
Response: Thank you!

Scott Davis: Staff we're friendly, and maintain safety protocols well. I found the record selection to be a bit thinner than I expected. Cool anime and manga selection. Very comprehensive.

Matthew Tanyi: I was a bit appalled at the disrespect towards a potential customer and music lover. Be warned, this place is appointment only during the pandemic and apparently the notice on the door which indicates you can "call for a drop-in appointment" is BS. They must be getting good online traffic or something because they quickly turned me away, telling me the next available appointment was in 3 hours, even though no one was in the store at the time, and even though I was from an hour away and eagerly prepared to drop some money in their store. Lose-lose, I didn't get records and they didn't get business...

Justin Funk: Great store, good selection and friendly staff!
Response: Thank you!

Gabrielle Watson: To sum up quickly, I made a big purchase and got jipped out of a CD. I visited this place yesterday as a first time visitor. My friend and I came for manga but when we arrived we noticed there was a line out the door. Apparently there was an event and the number of customers in the store had to be regulated. When we entered, it was not as friendly as I expected it to be, I noticed the manga clearance bin immediately near the entrance but we were instructed to fully enter the store, go down the middle and go left. Perhaps they thought that we were there for the event, but nonetheless, I don't like being told where to go and it's not like the store is so large that one can get lost in it. I did not like the fact that the workers were basically watching your every move and to look at clearance items was seen as a taboo. I was very much impressed by the manga, music, and movies collection that I spent essentially an hour admiring the store. When it came to check it, I suppose my order was so complicated because I had 6 CDs and 2 movies so they had to retrieve the disks. This is where inefficiency began. There was no organization with ringing up my order and for some reason it required 3-4 people to do it. Because there was so much involvement with ringing up my order, the very first item written on the receipt was not even properly accounted for when retrieving the disk. It's upsetting to know that within my $75 purchase, one of my items is missing. I'm a traveler so going back to this place isn't feasible. There needs to be a better checking out system or a better filing system, I can only wonder how often they forget to make sure all of the CDs are in their proper cases. My receipt continues to a second page but that is irrelevant for this review. Overall, the items within the store itself are great, however, the issue with the order and the friendliness of the staff is what makes my experience a 3/5. Edit: They sent me the CD, I meant to change the rating awhile back. 4/5 it is.
Response: Hi, we're very sorry you didn't get one of your CDs. You just happened to come on Record Store Day when we have a really big crowd so that's why things were so hectic. Just send us an email at info@purplenarwhal.com about which CD was missing, and the number on the price sticker, and we'll be happy to mail it to you. Also, we want to thank you for bringing to our attention that our non-Record Store Day customers can feel poorly treated on Record Store Day, which is of course not our intention. We are thinking about ways to make it so all our customers feel welcome on these special event days and will work to improve our service in the future. Thank you for posting the pictures of the CD case. If you send us your address by email to info@purplenarwhal.com, or by facebook messenger or twitter DM or whichever is convenient, we'll mail you the disc.

Bill Brown: A great little shop, it's worth the trip. Talk to the staff, they're friendly and helpful. Good selection of vinyl. I found a whole bunch of stuff I've been looking for on record store day and Will had free coffee for customers waiting in line.

10. Lil' Thingamajigs

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332 reviews
Lil' Thingamajigs
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4
Services
4.5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
4.9

Address: 7031 Little River Turnpike #7B, Annandale, VA 22003

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9:30PM ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 642-0012

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Kali Smith: Great selection of anime figures! We ended up spending way too much money. Saw figures for: Haikyuu, Naruto, Demon Slayer, Slime, JoJo's, Re:, Hatsune Miku, My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, Evangelion, Shield Hero... Really a good, wide selection. Also had various anime related keychains and shirts, as well as Sanrio / Line Friends / Kakao Friend items. They also had kpop albums for several popular groups, both male and female and a few light sticks (for Treasure).

Andrew Harper: I love this place, I’ll definitely be visiting again and again to pick up gifts for friends… and for myself! I found so many fun Pokémon items that I’ve never seen at other stores.

t mac: A place of your kids are into anime. This is a place to go.

emma pu: Be careful store is different with website! Worst place to go! The lady who works here is so rude!

Aida Mulugeta: i have never felt so DISRESPECTED and BELITTLED in my life. i always go here and have spent over $500 at this store., this old lady working at the counter today. i came in here with my mother and as soon as we walked in the lady watched us the from the start. it was moderately busy but i didn’t really pay attention until i saw her at the corner of my eye staring at me while helping a customer. i started to get uncomfortable and maybe thought that was protocol. then i kept walking around seeing if she would follow me and she did. i realized why she was doing it, and it was being i the only black person in the store. i dropped all my stuff and walked out and cried in the car. this is disgusting and i will not come back again

Thanh Le: Cute store!! The worker was amazing! She was very helpful.

Virginia USA: Good: Interesting and unique selection of imported Asian goods. Very cute stuff. Bad: Largely overpriced, store feels incredibly cramped, and I saw the staff kick out a guy for not wearing a mask (there's no indoor mask mandate in place, and if they care that much about COVID, why are they allowing in 100 people into a tiny store where we're all bumping into each other?). Seems a bit hypocritical.

Monday X.: I stopped by here to pick up a birthday gift for a friend. I like this location better than the Centerville one, as they seemed to have more stuff. The room decor is well priced. Everything else, not so much. I found the plushie selection in stock a little odd, save the pokemon ones on the wall. The ones in the aisle were mostly little twin stars, among us, and baby shark plushies. I'm also aware plushies are more expensive now, but the $25+ range surprised me a bit. This isn't my area of expertise, though. I do like that they have scale figures, which Centerville didn't have. I didn't check the figure pricing, unfortunately- the prices aren't labeled in the front so I assumed it was priced like Centerville (which was not worth it at all for prize figures). However, another user posted an image of a well-priced nendoroid, so maybe things are different here. They also had a wall dedicated to kpop, a small Asian beauty shelf, a rather large headband area, and anime shirts. The employees in the store were pretty nice, and it was an enjoyable experience overall.

Rebecca Romero: Crowded parking lot. Cute stuff. Centreville store has more selection.

Tracy Gilmore: Cute store with awesome anime figures. Will be returning soon.

11. Painted Visions Comic Cards

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191 reviews
Painted Visions Comic Cards
Prices
5
Product Quality
4
Services
4.5
Customer service
4.8
Product Variety
4.7

Address: 3065 Golansky Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 730-8457

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Ervin Mickles: Came recently for the first time to Purchase MTG cards (Magic the Gathering) And see what events the run if any. The person behind the counter was pretty knowledgeable and helpful. However the MTG products they sale are a little more expensive than what they should be. I ultimately decided to trade in some old cards to cut the cost, but the ones worth the most they wouldn't take which boggles me to this day.

Christopher Guerrero: I’ve been a couple of times, the first time was nice. I don’t really talk to many people but the last two times I went the guy with the grey hair behind the counter has been unnecessarily rude to me. I understand being frustrated at your job but the guy was incredibly rude and doesn’t know much about Manga apparently because. He even overcharged me for a statue, I was incredibly upset. Will never go back, go to the comic shop somewhere else or online, going here is a waste of both time and money. How can you help sell something and not even try to get to know your merchandise. He was even cursing in front of children. The kids were at least probably 9 years old!

Kyaw Thu Tun: My recent visit to the store left with a bad impression. I have passion for collecting maquettes and statues and I was so excited when I learned that the store is only 15 mins drive from my place. So I went to the store to check out a few items and to my shock, there are no price tags. That's a major red flag and shady way of doing business. I asked price for one of the pieces. The staff got it from online and it's a couple of hundreds more. I've been collecting figures and understand how much they are worth over the years. I don't even mind paying the online price for a great piece but adding hundreds (yes you read it right, hundreds) to the highest selling price on Amazon or Ebay is ridiculous. So, I just left without getting anything. My focus was on the statues so I can't comment on the other items but if you are someone like me, you can find way better price for their items at online or other stores.

Gabriel Cabello: The first comics I've ever bought were from this store and it's been my go to for a while. The staff is great and they're always helpful with recommendation. Overall, they're very friendly and it's thanks to them that I've read some really kickass comics I never would have picked out for myself.

Louise Hatchet: I walked in with This customer that came in to exchange two items and that’s when I was in the back and couldn’t hear the customer anymore but very loudly the person working said something like “That’s a bs answer (not censored), get your items and I don’t care if I ever see your face again.” I work in customer service so I understand being upset but to say that with other customers around was really rude. I couldn’t believe my ears, to say that to the kid, he looked maybe early 20s while the person working already had grey hair and a couple of wrinkles. It’s a shame that someone older was saying this type of stuff to basically a kid! It gave me a really sour taste in my mouth, I left without getting anything, 2nd and Charels had much better stuff at a greater price and there is another Comic shop across the street from that place so I highly suggest one of those two rather than this place, much kinder people.

LiGHT ARRoWS: The amount or merchandise here is staggering. Check it out if you're into figs, comics, artbooks etc

Gabriela Morales: I don’t understand how the staff could be so rude, never going again. I can’t see why they have such high reviews when the staff is so horrible. I was checked out by an older gentleman with grey hair and he was very rude to me, I don’t know if he was there for a long time or if he just wanted to go home but I really hope he isn’t like that all the time. I will never come back and I don’t suggest anyone else goes at all.

Dan Floyd: Have never had any problem and the have a very large collection of comics plus many old ones they pull out for "Comic Book Day". My son and I have been stopping here for years and enjoy doing so. "Funky" one of the store managers is always very helpful and friendly. Friendly staff and good collection.

Nick Df: I have not shopped at this comic store in over eight months and will never shop here again. I can't help but feel that customers should be able to ask staff members a question without being belittled in front of their family and other customers. I asked a young employee if he had a copy of a specific comic book that was on my preorder list and when he replied no, I did not hear him. When I asked again, he told me that he couldn't go to the back and just start printing extra copies for me. At first I thought to myself, was he joking around? But then I noticed that he wasn't even smiling. My wife and daughter noticed as well. He was serious and he didn't even care that he was talking to a customer that had been shopping their for quite a few years. Never again! I would rather order my comic books online or travel to Fredericksburg instead of being treated like trash for asking a simple question. If management reads this, you only have two employees that work in the Woodbridge store. You really should send him to a few customer service classes or maybe even to a class that would teach him how to talk to other human beings.

bryan mejia: They have great customer service. They’re are always nice & help out. They always have what I am looking for. I love how every week they have new stuff, and yes i’m there every week. I love to build up my funko collection especially with hard to find pops which they have. I’m glad to have a comic store like this locally.

12. Kramers

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Kramers
Prices
4.3
Product Quality
4.1
Services
4.2
Customer service
4.6
Product Variety
4.2

Address: 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Telephone: (202) 387-1400

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Jon and Amanda Lewis: Great little bookshop near Dupont Circle. They have a wide selection of titles & subjects and an attached cafe and restaurant. I found some wonderful vintage looking postcards such as a DC cherry blossom one and tried the Kramer’s Goober Pie. So incredible. I would highly recommend this place!

Arun Vishwanathan: Cute little bookstore in DC and you should stop by if in the area. Eclectic collection of titles and journals/calendars They do have a restaurant/diner inside, so you can grab a bite as well if you’re hungry. Wish I had more time to spend there..

Juhi Pac: Great bookstore-bar-restaurant combo right at DuPont circle. Very easily accessible by DuPont circle metro and good selection of books and atmosphere

Cara Forte: I'm really happy this awesome bookstore came recommended by a friend for me to check out while staying in Dupont Circle for a long weekend. The books and gifts are well curated and there is a restaurant in the store with delicious food, drinks, and dessert. The coffee is great, too.

Karen cohen: Helpful staff and a ton of books from every genre! Browsing is part of the fun or going there and see all the books you want to read. Have lunch in the dining area and spend the whole afternoon there. Huge children section,too.

C Luna: Food was fantastic! Especially the cherry blossom cheesecake :) Service was amazing- our waitress was sweet and funny. Definitely a great date spot ❤

John Weber: What a lovely place to look for books and grab a bite to eat! I only walked around the bookstore but from what I could tell, the food both looked and smelled amazing!! On the restaurant side, there are a couple lounge chairs/couches to relax in as well. Definitely stop by and drop in if you are nearby. I was able to park just a block away on a Friday night.

bruce hutson: Kramers. Since 1976, so it’s not new to many, unless you visit from outa town, like we did. Our friends, Bob and Lynn, came here on dates years ago, as many did and still do. Lots of stories within these walls, ups and downs, and today we sat in fleeting sunshine to taste the excellent Kramers Breakfast(tasty potatoes), and the full mouth, comforting Ham Benedict(such creamy Hollandaise). Oh, and the books fairly pulsed into our hands within the well laid out spaces. Feed your body, nourish your soul

M Boone: Good brunch menu with solid pairings. Visit it after strolling through the nearby Farmer's Market. Space inside is a little tight particularly with the kitchen in-the-middle, but cozy nonetheless. I enjoyed the chicken and waffles. Presentation is good. Prices are on par for D.C.

Quarib Chowdhury: This is a Washington DC institution. Everyone should visit, buy a book, and eat at the cafe. I’ve browsed through this place many many times and even bought books and ate at the cafe. I ate at the cafe years ago but remember everything being delicious. As someone with a big sweet tooth, the apple pie crust desert was amazing. The expansion to bring the cafe into the bookstore actually works really well. I’ll have to revisit the cafe next time.

13. Lost City Books

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291 reviews
Lost City Books
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.2
Services
5
Customer service
4.6
Product Variety
4.8

Address: 2467 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 232-4774

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Hanna Foreman: Great bookstore in Adams Morgan with a wide range of books to choose from in an eclectic building. The staff is always helpful and friendly. The mask policy at the store makes me feel a lot safer. Highly recommend joining the events at the store because they bring in great writers and moderators. Only gripe is that the selection on area studies books is a little limited.
Response: Thanks for the kind words Hanna!

Mark Rhoades: The best book store my wife and I have ever been to. There is a huge variety of books, and the the staff picks always lead to me great books I would have looked over otherwise. We always leave with a stack of books; they also have a surprisingly large selection of Japanese authors that I haven’t found elsewhere.
Response: Thank you so much Mark!

Angus Bennion: It’s a well-organized local bookstore with very friendly staff.

pev vas: Very nicely organized Bookstore in the heart of the thriving Adams Morgan neighborhood. It has both new and gently used books and a great selection of the classics. Staff is friendly and it is a great atmosphere for book lovers to browse. It is a must stop every time I visit that neighborhood, and I don't even live in the area.

Ethan Vose: This place was very well organized and probably one of my favorite book stores I've visited. They had very niche topics and categorized very specifically so everything was really easy to find. Prices weren't bad either.
Response: We appreciate the kind words Ethan!

Rachel McCaffrey: Such an amazing bookstore! I love the mixture of new and used and the great prices!
Response: thank you!!!

Hwa Shi-Hsia: Great selection of new books mixed with used books in good condition, many vintage editions. Dedicated science fiction room. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
Response: Thank you!

HorrorJunky 4 Life: This store has been in the Adams Morgan area for over 30 years. They sell a variety of used books for half off the price listed on the cover. Cook books, fiction like mysteries & horror, children's books and rare books are located on the first floor. Craft, science fiction and history are located on the 2nd floor. They take credit cards but I think the minimum to use them is $5. They also sell greeting cards, book marks and a few magazines and records.

Stephanie Barrett: I always check Lost City before ordering anything online, if they don't have it in stock, they can order for you...support your local bookstore! Besides, it's just such a charming and lovely place to browse. Bonuses: lots of book club events and deep discount racks out front, plus fun and local cards, prints, etc.
Response: Thank you so much!!!

Patrick Carey: Is there anything better than a local , independent bookstore? Incredibly friendly staff and a great selection of books (organized in very helpful categories). Highly recommend!

14. Senpai's Corner Anime & Gift Shop

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74 reviews
Senpai's Corner Anime & Gift Shop
Prices
4.2
Product Quality
4.6
Services
5
Customer service
4.9
Product Variety
4.8

Address: 795 Center St Suite 4, Herndon, VA 20170

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 435-0126

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S Gomez: This was a unique anime shop. It had everything from stickers, backpacks, figurines, to costumes. If you can think of it they just might have it. Demon Slayer, BT21, Hello Kitty, Naruto, etc. It is worth just investigating because around every corner I would see something I missed when I looked just a second earlier. Will be visiting again.

Sheepish: Went there for the first time, IT WAS SO CUTE!! they have so many different things from posters to stationary, plushies, bags, figures ect. The figures are very overpriced i will say, about 20 more than most retailers so keep that in mind. I got a three in one kirby bag and its great quality. Their posters are also good quality and beautiful. Other than the overpricing for figures this store is a must see!

Dustin Furman: Very cool store, but it’s hard for me to not feel burned when I realized the figure I bought was double the price of other retailers. I understand and am totally fine with a markup for buying in person and especially at a small shop, but double is a bit extreme for me.

Danita Hodges (DangoDani): Very friendly staff and got my money's worth on a Gundam. I'll come back but my wallet won't be happy about it.

Noor R: this is an awesome store, with friendly staff and an amazing selection of stuff, from figurines to hoodies to gunpla. they’re my go-to place for all of my gundam needs

Rhaymond Munsayac: First time visiting the place (4/16/21) I started looking around to see what the store has on sale, I found MG 1/100 Wing Gundam Zero EW Ver. Ka and decided to buy it as my birthday gift. Upon viewing the receipt later on I noticed the tax cost is very high ($10.68 to be exact) and with the cost of the Gunpla I almost paid $100 for the kit. Never had to pay that high for the tax amount before but I guess that is normal there? Hope that wasn't an error.

Morgan Albright: So while the shop itself is charming and the selection (if you like popular animes) isn't terrible, the pricing is pretty bad. I've worked convention circuits where items like these are priced better, and anime cons already get flack for bad prices. They upcharge a lot for figures you can get pretty easily online for half the price. So if you're looking for an inexpensive option, this isn't it. If you're looking to support a local buisness, it's a good spot, just know you're going to pay anywhere from 100%-200% of an upcharge.
Response: Awww. So while you were looking around don’t you miss the conventions? You’ve obviously been out out of work for over a year since there hasn’t been an anime convention for a while. Sorry if you are looking for cheap products, you can go to wish dot com it you want those type of merch. And since you haven’t worked the convention for quite sometime and obviously you’re not a business owner, FYI, Bandai announced that there will be another price increase of their products since continued increase in transportation and production costs has required them to do so. And to further inform you, we pay 40% shipping alone since the pandemic for all international shipments coming from Japan. Good luck to you.

Charlotte Olsen: The staff was so nice and easy to talk to! The amount of products they could fit was amazing, there was a lot of variety of things from different anime/manga that you could buy. Overall I am very pleased with this experience I will definitely come again!

Brian Check: Cool little shop. Owner was very friendly.

Thatcher Whitacre: Excellent Gundam selection!

15. Lil' Thingamajigs

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120 reviews
Lil' Thingamajigs
Prices
4.1
Product Quality
4
Services
4.4
Customer service
4
Product Variety
4.2

Address: 1050 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

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Jonathan Westwood: A fun place to explore your otaku side without guilt. Items are responsibly priced if you want to compare them to online pricing just remember your supporting a business to stay open and you don't need to wait for your items to be delayed in shipping.

Sarah Kinchen: Really cute items. Some things are a bit high priced but it appears a lot of their items are imported so that makes sense. Its definitely worth a look, especially for kpop/anime fans.

Bianca S: I am so happy that my favorite store is now in Maryland and closer to me! They have other locations in VA which were always a bit far to get to. This location is big and filled with not only cute items but lots of anime figures! If you love cute stationary and anime this is the place for you!

Mike: Great store really good selection of statues and models. Plenty of kpop stuff too. Really enjoyed the Pokémon merch and anime stuff as well.

Jaime Lu: really cute store with lots of anime/hello kitty/ kawaii things, but most items are overpriced

DampPantsu: very good store but i wont buy any unsealed albums/items from them anymore, this is the second time an item has been missing and there is no warning/way to correct this ;w;

claudia aguilar: Very cute items. Great for gift shopping and getting something for your anime-loving friend! Friendly and helpful staff.

Chef Sanji: So much anime and merchandise. Now I no longer need to wait and pay shipping from Japan. Very decent price margins.

Brandi Rhone: Great gift shop for anime and jpop fans. Great stuff for all ages from toys to stationary to jewelry. We went for my friends birthday....we really like the big bear but too big to transport at this time but...I will visit again soon.

Ayana Casey: I’ve never done a review before so I hope this helps but omg I went the other day and everything was so cute!! I saw some people complain about the prices but honestly they seemed pretty fair to me! And the cashier was so sweet and conversational!! I think she said her name was Michaela? (Not sure if I spelled that right) she helped me pick out a gift for my sister who loves anime and she ended up loving it!! Thank you so much, will definitely be back sometime in the near future :)

16. Third Eye Comics

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Third Eye Comics
Prices
5
Product Quality
4.2
Services
4.2
Customer service
5
Product Variety
4

Address: 209 Chinquapin Round Rd #200, Annapolis, MD 21401

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (410) 897-0322

Guy: Comic book store


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Enfys Book: I'm always impressed by this store. It's huge and has a very friendly and helpful staff. Since my last visit they expanded their queer book section and curated a very nice witch book section, too!

Kyra Cundiff: Visited for the first time today and picked up a few comics. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Most people you see there are wearing masks which is great. There is tons to look at! You could spend hours in here if you had the time. There’s also a sister store that sells games in the same building with a restroom to accommodate guests. Great visit and well worth the trip

Jessica Linkins: Love love love this place. It's got everything... So if you're interested in art, Marvel, SciFi, collectables, stuffed characters, T-shirts, posters, buttons, pins, models, puzzles, and many games and activities this is definitely going to blow your mind.

The Glorious Raponator: This place is definitely the bee's knees of comic book shops! They have everything you could want in two separate buildings.

Na'ilah Dawkins: I love Third Eye Comics - Annapolis to the core! I have been a customer since 2016 and anytime I am there I feel like valued family. I usually buy a boatload of merchandise annually (several hundred dollars worth.) The staff Trish, Torma, Sulley, and many more do the utmost to provide excellent customer service, answering all comic questions, providing background info on enamel pins (as I've asked a few times 😅), have amazing deals/events, cultivate an super active healthy helpful Facebook presence, accept online/in-person/phone orders, and have free parking in the front and back of the store! I have over 350+ photos in an online my album of all my adventures and shopping sprees there, since 2016. Attached are a few recent photos from my visit late October 2021.

Cyprus: The store is kept very neat, organized, and clean. The employees are extremely knowledgeable of comics and graphic novels, are kind, and excited to help you find what you need. They didn't have the comic I wanted in store so one of the employees ordered it to be delivered to the store for pick up. Honestly, I have an amazing experience every time I visit. Would highly recommend.

Sam Chin: Great place for comics, Manga and collectibles. Also has a Board game store with vinyl records and Gundam models next door. Stay is friendly and knowledgeable.

Allison Becker: Love this place! They have a great selection of comics, books, vinyl, skateboards, toys, stickers, t-shirts... The people are awesome and the soundtrack is a great mix of punk and new wave. Make sure to sign up for the loyalty program!

Y2K The Real: Definitely worth the trip. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a very large selection of reading material, games, models, and paraphernalia.

John Beck (BeekrJR): The most awesome comic book store that I've seen. The staff were so great with helping with our requests. A must see for true comic buffs!

17. Capitol Hill Books

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421 reviews
Capitol Hill Books
Prices
4.1
Product Quality
4.4
Services
5
Customer service
4
Product Variety
4.8

Address: 657 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 544-1621

Guy: Used book store


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Da-Wang Wu: This little bookstore was definitely a hidden gem. Walking in it feels like a treasure hunt that you don’t know what you are going to find. I enjoyed visiting it! However, I was a bit surprised that the book I bought here was like 2x price than online bookstore… Also, the staff was definitely not in a good mood that day, making some conversations a bit awkward. Overall, I’m fully supportive to independent bookstores and might consider recommending it to others.

ghe rahadi: Glad I found this place! Quite organize, sorted by the book genre so you can easily find your desired literature. The counter lady is nice and friendly..

Brian Hagan: Such a cool used bookstore in DC! Staff was super friendly. Space is cozy so be prepared to squeeze between rows of books. They have 3 floors of books which includes the upstairs and basement. Loved checking this place out!

Hans-Martin Ishida: Best bookstore in the city. Amazingly wild and eclectic collection of used books plus a good variety of new releases. Many of the new releases are also relevant and topical to the social justice issues in the US and DC today.

Monique Johnson: I really enjoyed browsing here some warm days after work on my way home. It’s that kind of place. You go when you’re looking and when you’re not. They will always have some thing you might like. I’d recommend

John O'Connor: Capitol Hill Books has to be one of the best DC gems. Their social media is wicked smart, and their store is a staple of the neighborhood. For anyone who calls DC home, this place is a must.

Joseph S.: Great selection of books and the man who runs/owns it is pretty cool. Store is setup in a really unique way as well.

Sarah McBurney: Enjoyed looking at the great variety of used and new books. Was a small and intimate location. The upstairs fiction section was great and well organized. Wish I could have spent more time there.

Joseph Kerski: I love this store. I wish I could live there ! Thank you all. Even geography books in the basement !

Bruce Lowther: interesting hole in the wall book store. great book summaries in inserted in some of the books. lots of interesting titles. prices are a bit high but that’s very likely due to the location.

18. Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss Of The Beyond

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Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss Of The Beyond
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.8
Services
4.1
Customer service
4.2
Product Variety
4

Address: 3428 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 363-4797

Guy: Gift shop


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Thomas Tesoriero: The best collection of unique cards and a great assortment of small gifts and (yes) plush animals for kids. And a few other interesting small gift options. Really a lovely and wonderful NEIGHBORHOOD store.

Ryan Gerecht: Cute store but Shockingly rude and disrespectful staff. Absolutely not kid friendly. Love shopping locally but would never go back in this store.

Christina Wycoff: 3 stars for sheer variety and quantity of items and friendly service. It is a bit of a treasure hunt though with the way the store is laid out and displays are a bit cluttered. Found some unique items though. Also sells second hand items. Near several other kids' stores so this is an easy stop among others along the same theme.

Stephanie E Walker: Great cards, calendars, a variety of stationary, mugs, incense, candles, jewelry, wrapping paper, toys for children to adult, some books and much more. Great atmosphere.....

lydia pesant: Suprabha, the owner, is one of the most pleasant and kind in DC area.Store is a lovely and peaceful place, with nice selection of gifts and cards.

Miriam Elise: Really lovely store! Definitely will return - suggest holidays shopping here.

Paula Suarez-Buitron: Great place to find a gift for all ages and beautiful cards

d k: A cute place, with a lot of interesting nicnacks.

19. Solid State Books

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372 reviews
Solid State Books
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.6
Services
4.7
Customer service
4
Product Variety
4

Address: 600F H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 897-4201

Guy: Book store


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Olivia S.O: Such a beautiful bookstore with great atmosphere. It was quiet, well organized, and clean inside. Staff was kind and helpful, I love that they greet you at the door. They also seem to really enjoy each other which always boosts the energy. The children’s section is so inviting, if I wasn’t wearing a dress I would’ve sat in the nook and read a book myself— can’t wait to bring my son here. The cafe was a nice touch, I enjoyed my wine while reading in one of the lounge chairs. I left with “The Body Keeps The Score,” and will definitely be back for more.
Response: Thanks for the awesome review, Olivia! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!

Katelyn Bodwell: Adorable book store with so many options! They also serve beer and coffee and have a couple seats at the window. The kids section was really cute! They also have some little trinkets and gifts like items to buy.
Response: Thank you! We strive to be a place for the community to shop, have a beverage, work & commune.

Bobbi DeAnda: SUCH A COOL PLACE! The kid section is another level! Our little one didn’t want to leave! We will definitely be back. Also bought one of the coolest books I’ve ever seen - a “photicular” book. Such a great spot!
Response: Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon.

Chris Atkins: Great bookstore to pick up Dogman books obviously. All around cool place. They have a wide variety of topics and books covered here and it's close to a few coffee shops so you can enjoy a good read and a cup of coffee.

C. Howard: wonderful environment to sit and have a beverage and nibble while reading, or slowly peruse great selections until you're ready to make a purchase. a cozy kids corner makes this spot family friendlier. great staff, friendly, helpful and courteous!

Ashleigh N. DeLuca: This bookstore is small but cozy. I love that you can order beer and wine and they let you walk around and browse the books while you finish your drinks. A lot of charm and a decent selection of drinks.

Anna Brazel: Amazing bookstore but also wonderful community space. We visited while traveling and we were thoroughly impressed by the warmth of the staff and the space overall.
Response: Thank you! Stop by next time you're in DC.

Erik Deckers: A friendly and hip bookstore with a lot of great titles for everyone’s interest. Not one of the mega stores, but just enough to pique anyone’s interest. The coffee is good, the food is good, and it’s a nice place to hang out and relax and read your new purchase over an iced latte.

Tyler R: The selection is okay. Very few essayists represented on their shelves. Lots of bubblegum reads. Great "neo-liberal" titles for D.C. transplants. Performative activists will love this place!

Emily Gunter: Very clean and well thought out. I appreciated the wide variety of offerings including the expansive children's section. I appreciated the ambiance of the space, this it did feel a bit crowded at times with the number of children present.

20. Bonjour Books DC

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23 reviews
Bonjour Books DC
Prices
4.2
Product Quality
5
Services
4.5
Customer service
4.8
Product Variety
4.3

Address: 3758 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (240) 383-9163

Guy: Book store


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Angelika Stablow: Charming shop on Kensington's Antique Row. They carry much more than books. This is an excellent place to buy a gift for someone. Their inventory includes original art work, toys, soaps, French delicacies, dish towels, and more. Definitely a great little store to browse and shop in.
Response: Merci Angelika for this wonderful review!!❤️❤️

Raquela Fine: Such a charming little book store! I am a high school French teacher so this place was an actual dream come true!
Response: (Translated by Google) Thank you very much for your visit, Raquela, it was a pleasure to meet you and thank you very much for taking the time to write these kind words! See you soon, and have a good start to school! (Original) Merci beaucoup pour votre visite, Raquela, ca a été un plaisir de faire votre connaissance et merci énormément d'avoir pris le temps d'ecrire ces gentils mots! A bientot, et bonne rentrée scolaire!

Álvaro Morales: Lovely bookstore with a great selection both for adults and kids. My son also adored their story-telling time!
Response: (Translated by Google) Thank you very much Álvaro! (Original) Merci beaucoup Álvaro!

Gina Wirfel: Stopped by here on the way home from visiting a friend in the area and I’m so glad I did! I had heard about the store through the Alliance Française and had purchased on their online store, but it was even better to browse the great selection of adult and children’s books, BD, french greeting cards, French gifts, and so much more!
Response: Wow! Merci beaucoup Gina! So good to have you at the shop today. A bientôt!

Nastasia Peteuil: Bonjour Books DC is my favorite bookstore in DC. This is the only place I know I’ll find books in French for the whole family!
Response: (Translated by Google) Thank you very much Nastasia! (Original) Merci énormément Nastasia!

David Gould: Just ordered two books, "The Caterpillar with Holes" by Eric Carle and "Freight Train" by Donald Crews. The price was a lot less than that other bookseller. When it is safe to travel I hope to visit the store!
Response: Merci David, so nice of you to take the time to post!

Maggie Schlichter: Great French book store!
Response: (Translated by Google) Thank you Maggie!! (Original) Merci Maggie!!

Bernadette McClain: It's one of our favorite spaces to meet with other French speaking families! The owner Jennifer is a delight and has a fantastic selection for all ages.

John Freymann: A wonderful place with a wide selection of French books and art.
Response: Wow, thank you John!

Lisa Richard: Wonderful place to exchange children's books written in French
Response: Thank you so much Lisa!